Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Trivial Pursuit 132

This is a tribute Question on a legendary figure in Indian Cinema. Today, i.e. the 1st of May, happens to be his birthday and i take this oppurtunity to wish him on this special occassion.

Happy Birthday, Sir !!

'X' is a legend and almost everything about him is well known. However, here's a little piece of trivia on him, that not many people are aware of.

X's experience in Film Production :

Once upon a time, 'X', an immensely famous name in a particular field of Indian Cinema, developed the urge to Produce a film.

He did not have the means to Produce the film on his own and so he sought the help of a financier.

A story was selected to be made into a film titled 'Rishte Ki Deewar'.

Mithun Chakraborty and Zarina Wahab were signed to play the lead roles in the film and Datta Keshav was signed as the Director.

Shooting began and things went according to plan for a while, but soon afterwards, the money for the film ran out and 'X' found himself in a fix. Unfortunately for him, due to some personal constraints, even the film's financier failed to provide the required amount.

After tapping all his resources, 'X' somehow managed to collect a decent amount of money for the film's shooting to resume. But there was no end to his troubles as a very busy Mithun Chakraborty had problems giving fresh dates for the shooting. And by the time Mithun Da was finally able to allocate his dates, 'X' discovered that Zarina Wahab was no longer a saleable heroine.

Much to his disappointment, 'X' had no option but to shelve the project.

Thus, the misadventure called 'Rishte Ki Deewar' marked the end of X's ambitions of being a Producer !!

X's name has been associated with Indian Cinema for over 60 years now. The Indian Government has recognised his immense contribution by honouring him with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award in the field of Indian Cinema.

'X' has also been conferred with the 'Padma Shri' and 'Padma Bhushan' Awards.


Identify the living legend.



  1. devendra prabhuneMay 1, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    is it MANNA DAY?

  2. Manna Dey for sure and a very nice trivia about him ..........

  3. Mr. Devendra Prabhune and Mr. Rishi Vij are both correct.

  4. Rishi Sir, thank you so much for your support and encouragement :)