Rajesh Khanna was simply the most important star between 1969-1974. Such was his box-office draw that each filmmaker wished to work with him. And Manoj Kumar, after Shor and Roti Kapada Aur Makaan was the most important of the filmmakers in Mumbai . Manoj had a plan to increase his ‘Bharat’ model by doing a movie with Khanna. He approached Khanna with a venture titled Naya Bharat, a two-hero movie starring Manoj and Rajesh.
In fact Manoj Kumar was to play Bharat.Who else might play the function patented by MK? That is the place the issue cropped up. Rajesh Khanna apparently wished to play the title function. Manoj was genuinely scandalized. How might some other actor play Bharat? The impasse destroyed their possibilities of working collectively.
Rajesh Khanna was additionally purported to play the male lead in Raj Kapoor’s Satyam Shivum Sunderam. Khanna had grow to be very near Kapoor due to Dimple Kapadia. Raj Kapoor had supplied Satyam Shivum Sunderam to Khanna and he had accepted. Then what occurred? Why did Shashi Kapoor lastly finish up doing the half? No one is aware of the actual story.
Each the RKs are gone, and so is Shashi Kapoor. I did ask Zeenat Aman who performed the feminine lead in SSS and she mentioned she didn’t have a clue.This may stay a kind of unexplained casting mysteries.