Bhaiyya Mere….Those Stalwarts Who played Terrific Brothers Without Knowing What It Was To Have A Sister In Real Life
- Rajesh Khanna in Sachcha Jhutha : The superstar endeared himself even more to an already fawning nation when after Aradhana he did Sachcha Jhootha, a Manmohan Desai film where the theme of sibling bonding with his screen-sister Naaz was stronger than the romantic liaison with Mumtaz. Kishore Kumar’s Meri pyari beheniya banegi dulhaniya become the brotherly baraatianthem for all times to come. In real life Khanna was an adopted child with no siblings.
- Amitabh Bachchan in Adalat, Majboor: The mega-star has only a brother Ajitabh Bachchan in real life. But playing the doting elder brother to Hina Kausar in Narendra Bedi’s Adalat and to Farida Jalalin Narendra Bedi’s Majboor came so naturally to him. Who can ever forget the Big B singing Behna oh behna teri doli main sajaoonga to his screen sister in Adalat and Nahin main nahin dekh sakta tujherote huey in Majboor?
- Shatrughan Sinha in Billoo Badshah: Shatrughan Sinha has three brothers in real life. But no sisters. In Billoo Badshah he played a doting protective brother to a spoilt wayward sister who is hellbent on bringing shame to the family. Sinha’s eyes revealed a wealth of sibling affection.