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KARACHI – Significant developments were made during the interrogation of Lyari gangwar head Uzair Baloch Thursday. Baloch revealed the names of 10 key operatives of Lyari gangwar’s women wing.


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This single "Sholay" scene took 3 years for the perfect shot

Amitabh who portrayed the famous character 'Jai' in Ramesh Sippy's classic movie Sholay recalled the time when the director waited three years to get the "perfect light" for a particular sequence.

While addressing the audience at the launch event of the Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema & Entertainment, he said: "I wonder if you remember a scene in Sholay where Jaya (Bachchan) had to light a lamp in the corridor and I am sitting in the outhouse playing the mouth organ. There was particular kind of lighting that was required for the shot. Our DOP Mr. Divecha was keen to take the shot at the time of sunset. You would not believe that Rameshji spent almost three years before we finally got that shot."

"Every time we would go to enact that sequence, something would not be right with the lighting. And Rameshji said 'until we get a correct light, we are not going to shoot this'. We waited for three years for one flash of a shot for the film," Amitabh added.

Sholay which starred Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan was ranked first in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of ‘Top 10 Indian Films' of all time.

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