Today is the death anniversary of Pran, who was a popular villain of Bollywood. Pran may not have lived in this world, but his superb acting and popular character is still alive in the hearts of fans.
As soon as one hears the word ‘Barkhudaar’, the face of actor Pran comes in front of everyone’s eyes. Pran came to India from Pakistan with his wife and a son Arvind. The full name of the popular actor named Pran is Pran Kishan Sikand. He wanted to become a photographer, but then he stepped into the world of acting and here he made a name for himself in the industry with his brilliant work. Let us inform that after the partition of India-Pakistan, Pran had come to Mumbai.
Before Partition, Pran had worked as a villain in 22 films. At the same time, in Hindi films, he started work in the year 1942 with the film ‘Khandaan’. Pran may have done negative roles, but his respect in the hearts of fans is no less than a hero. Pran’s work was liked by the audience and critics so much that even if the actor was a villain in the film, the producers used to pay him more than the hero.
Let us tell you that Pran was the highest paid actor. Only Rajesh Khanna used to charge more than Pran. In the 60s and 70s, producers used to avoid taking both as both used to charge high fees. There was a time when he used to charge more than Amitabh Bachchan.
Used to charge more than Big B
According to reports, while Big B had taken 2.5 lakh rupees for the film Don, Pran, who had less screen space, had taken 5 lakh rupees. However, as soon as Pran came on the screen, he used to do the magic of his acting on the audience in such a way that not everyone could take his eyes off him. This is the reason why the producers also did not hold back from paying Pran according to their fees.
1 rupee for Bobby
Even though Pran was the highest paid actor in Bollywood, he was a wonderful person at heart. Actually, Pran had charged only Re 1 for Raj Kapoor’s film Bobby. Now let us tell you about why the highest paid actor did this.
Raj Kapoor wanted to sign Pran in his film Bobby, but his last film was a flop, due to which he suffered a lot. He could not pay much money to sign Pran in this film. Pran understood Raj Kapoor’s condition and he took only Re 1 as a fee for the film.
Used to pay attention to looks too
Pran used to take a lot of care about his acting as well as his looks. He also had an artist at home who would sketch the look he wanted. Then her make-up man and wig maker used to start working on her look. There are some films like Gumnaam, Parvarish, Zanjeer, Don and Shaheed, in which the fans were also impressed by the clothes and styling of his character.
Pran has received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award 3 times for his outstanding contribution to Hindi cinema. In 1997, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. At the same time, Pran has been honored with Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001.
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