When we talk about Amitabh Bachchan and Ameen Sayani, they are both legends and are great persons of their fields. Ameen Sayani is a much older and senior person and started his journey with Radio many decades back. When Amitabh Bachchan was struggling to get a job at some Radio station, Ameen Sayani was already employed with All India Radio and was a brand himself.
We all know that Amitabh Bachchan had a dream to be Radio Jockey and was rejected by a Radio station. But what we don’t know is the real story behind it.
Now since both Amitabh Bachchan and Ameen Sayani have done a great work and became superstars of their filed, at various occasions they did share the true story behind all these speculations.
“It was somewhere in late 60s when I used to do 20 shows a week, spending most of the day locked up in the sound studio as I was involved in the every process of radio programming. One day, a young man named Amitabh Bachchan walked in without appointment for a voice audition.
I had not a second to spare for this thin man. He waited and left and came back a few more times. But I could not see him and kept telling him through my receptionist to take an appointment and come.
Bachchan had come as chief guest for an award function and he spoke about his struggling days when he had gone thrice to a radio station and was not even allowed to sit for an audition. I was shocked to hear that. Later, when I interviewed him we spoke about this at length and laughed on it.
Today, though I regret denying him an audition, I realise that what happened was for the best for both of us. I would have been on the streets and he would have got so much work on radio that Indian cinema would have lost its biggest star.”
– Ameen Sayani revealed in an interview
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