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Meet man who saved Amitabh Bachchan's career, saved Rekha from ‘witch hunt’; later quit Bollywood, is now…

This man, who saved Amitabh Bachchan's career with his debut film, later quit Bollywood.

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Meet man who saved Amitabh Bachchan's career, saved Rekha from ‘witch hunt’; later quit Bollywood, is now…
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Today, Amitabh Bachchan is one of Bollywood’s superstars who is popular worldwide. He enjoys a huge fan following and keeps impressing the audience with his performances in the movies. However, there was a time when no one wanted to work with him, or meet him. 

At this time, there was a man who held his hand and helped to save his career. This man also helped Rekha to make a successful comeback, saving him from the ‘witch hunt’ she faced in the industry. He is none other than director and producer K.C. Bokadia. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In 1987, Amitabh Bachchan’s name reportedly surfaced in the Bofors scandal and it had a huge impact on his career. Distributors refused to buy his films, and many film actors, directors, and producers refused to work with Amitabh. However, at this time, filmmaker K.C Bokadia stood like a rock with Amitabh and supported him to save his drowning career. He offered him the movie Aaj Ka Arjun. 

Aaj Ka Arjun was a crime drama drama which also starred Jaya Prada, Radhika, Suresh Oberoi, Kiran Kumar, and Amrish Puri among others. The film’s songs ‘Gori Hai Kalaiyan’ and ‘Chali Aana Tu Paan Ki Dukaan Par’ became immensely popular. The film turned out to be a turning point in Amitabh Bachchan’s career. 

The film was K.C Bokadia’s directorial debut. According to reports, distributors refused to buy the film and some even predicted that either the film’s shooting would be stopped mid-way or be a flop. However, the film turned out to be a success. The film reportedly collected Rs 13 crore.

In 1990, Rekha’s estranged husband of a few months, the Delhi businessman Mukesh Agarwal died by suicide. He had been clinically depressed for years. However, Mukesh’s family and friends blamed Rekha for his demise. Her film that was playing at that time, Sheshnaag, was boycotted, and her face was blackened on its posters.

All of this pushed Rekha into a deep shell. However, later, it was K.C Bokadia’s Phool Baney Angaray that brought her back to the limelight. The film starred Rajinikanth and Rekha in key roles and proved to be a super hit at the box office marking her successful comeback to screens after the ‘witch-hunt’. 

The producer and director was called "the fastest producer to make 50 films". He also made several other films including Teri Meherbaniya, Police Aur Mujrim, Lal Badshah, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, and more. He worked with superstars like Dharmendra, Rajinikanth, Vinod Khanna, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and more. 

However, after a string of flops, the director and producer left Bollywood in 2019. Since then, he has no films in the industry. He is now a producer of the television show Sardar The Game Changer. The show airs on Doordarshan and is going strong in terms of TRP. He is quite active on Instagram and often shares pics and videos with his fans

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