Salman Khan’s father and veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan has reportedly expressed his grievances against megastar Amitabh Bachchan. According to Spotboye report, Salim Khan recently attended a radio interview, during which he slammed Big B, alleging that the Senior Bachchan did not acknowledge the fact that the former’s scripts made him the superstar he is.
Amitabh apparently got the popular image of “angry young man” for films like “Deewar”, “Zanjeer”, “Don”, “Shakti” and “Sholay”, all of those were scripted by Salim in collaboration with Javed Akhtar; the team was popularly known as Salim-Javed.
However, the report said Salman’s father has been holding a grudge against the “Wazir” actor for allegedly not keeping the expected kinship with him and his family. “Salim has been miffed also because the actor has been indifferent, if not downright rude, when it comes to keeping in touch or inviting the ‘Khan-daan’ to the many social evenings hosted at the Bachchan bungalow down the decades,” said the report.
The report also said Salim criticsed Amitabh’s performance in “Deewar” during the interview, saying the actor “went over the top” in the film. Another reason behind the cold war between Salim and Amitabh is the latter rejected a role in Salim’s next movie after “Akalya” — also written by him — flopped at the box office, the report added. Although the report said Salim has been miffed with Amitabh as he keeps his distance from the Khan family, Big B has till date worked with Salman in a number of movies including “Baghban”, “Baabul” and “God Tussi Great Ho”.