Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi:

Famous Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for his cinematic talent and vision. His grand style of storytelling and creating emotionally connecting stories leave an indelible mark on the hearts of the audience as every frame of his films tells a unique story. 'Black' is one of these films, which inspires many people even after years. Recently 'Black' has made its digital debut on Netflix. Let's take a look at 5 things about this award winning film which perhaps only a few people might know.

'Khamoshi' becomes a milestone for 'Black'

In the 1990s, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was preparing to enter the industry, this idea came to his mind while directing his first film 'Khamoshi: The Musical'. During filming he met many physically challenged children and decided to present this aspect on the big screen. Inspired by the life of Helen Keller, Bhansali announced the production of his project 'Black' in 2003. In 2005 with his distinctive storytelling style and his ability to bring visually stunning and emotionally charged stories to the screen, he introduced the award-winning film.

Black's International Achievement

'Black' was ranked fifth in Time (Europe)'s prestigious list of the 10 best films of 2005, a testament to the universality of the film's subject matter and how Sanjay Leela Bhansali's vision connected with audiences around the world. I was successful. This achievement was a testament to Bollywood's influence on global cinema.

Big B did not charge any fees for his character

Amitabh Bachchan has contributed to Hindi cinema for decades with remarkable performances that hold a special place in the hearts of many. The actor once revealed that he was so impressed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali's work that he did not take any money for 'Black'. He said, "After seeing all the other work that Sanjay has done, I just wanted to work with him and when the opportunity came, it was just awesome. I didn't take any money for the film. It was just great to be a part of such a film. Was enough."

A massive fire broke out

on the set during the shooting of 'Black' in 2004, which destroyed some of the tapes shot on the film set and injured some of the crew. Amitabh Bachchan had earlier said that he and Rani Mukherjee were going to the sets when this incident happened. Both the stars decided to stand by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in this difficult time and re-shot the scene.

There is an international remake of 'Black'.

In the last few years, Bollywood has been home to many remakes, be it South films or Hollywood films. 'Black' is one of the few Bollywood films to have its own remake in the form of a Turkish film titled 'Benim Dunyam', meaning 'My World' which was released in 2013.