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Last Updated 15.07.2018 | 9:17 PM IST



Stalwarts who played terrific brothers without knowing what it was to have a sister in real life


1. Rajesh Khanna in Sachcha JhuthaThe 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 baraati anthem for all times to come. In real life Khanna was an adopted child with no siblings.

2. Amitabh Bachchan in Adalat, MajboorThe 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 Jalal in 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 tujhe rote huey in Majboor?

3. Shatrughan Sinha in Billoo BadshahShatrughan 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 hell-bent on bringing shame to the family. Sinha’s eyes revealed a wealth of sibling affection.

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