This film was rejected by Mithun Chakraborty, top heroines, producer borrowed money for rights, made newcomer a star

To acquire the rights to the original Tamil film, the producer had to borrow money from Sanjeev Kumar. Top heroines rejected this film, as they didn't want to be starred opposite a newcomer. However, after the release of the film, this actor became an overnight star.

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This film was rejected by Mithun Chakraborty, top heroines, producer borrowed money for rights, made newcomer a star
A still from the classic that made a newcomer a star

Anil Kapoor has spent more than four decades in films, and he's still having the zeal of a newcomer. Currently, the actor is preparing for the new web series Subedar, and he has also replaced Salman Khan as the host of Bigg Boss OTT 3. Anil has worked in several languages including Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages. Today we will discuss the film that started his career as a hero. The journey to stardom for Anil hasn't been easy, and it was evident during the making of this film. 

The movie of Anil Kapoor that made him a Bollywood hero is...

Woh 7 Din (1983), the Bapu directorial was a romantic drama, it starred Anil Kapoor with Padmini Kolhapure, and Naseeruddin Shah in the leads. Woh 7 Din was the Hindi remake of the Tamil blockbuster Andha 7 Naatkal (1981). Before Woh 7 Din, Anil was seen in a small role in Hamare Tumhare (1979) before starring in the Telugu film Vamsa Vruksham (1980) and Kannada film Pallavi Anupallavi (1983). 

When Boney Kapoor borrowed money from Sanjeev Kumar to launch his brother

Recently, Boney revealed that when he approached Govind Rajan, a partner at Venus Studio, to secure the rights for remaking K Bhagyaraj’s Andha 7 Naatkal, he faced a waiting period before Rajan eventually agreed to sell the rights for Rs 1,25,000. However, Boney was short of funds, and Sanjeev Kumar came to his aid after learning about his situation. Boney revealed that Kumar promptly provided him with Rs 1,50,000. With this amount, Boney acquired the movie’s rights and also obtained a print of the film with the remaining funds.

No actresses were ready to be paired opposite newcomer Anil Kapoor

As per several media reports, top Bollywood actresses rejected Woh 7 Din, as they didn't want to be paired with a newcomer Anil Kapoor. At that time, Anil pursued Padmini Kolhapure, and that's how she agreed to do the film. 

This superstar rejected Woh 7 Din

According to IMDb, In 1982, Boney Kapoor approached Mithun Chakraborty for the film. But he hiked his fees after the success of Disco Dancer, and he rejected the film. 

The success of Woh 7 Din, and film's inspiration taken by Sanjay Leela Bhansali 

Woh 7 Din was released in the cinemas on June 23, 1983, and it became a superhit. The success of the movie established Anil Kapoor as the new star of Bollywood. Years later, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali made Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), which was loosely based on Anil Kapoor's classic.

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