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Sholay 3D may be Amitabh Bachchan's 71st birthday gift

Indo-Asian News Service   | August 13, 2013 11:26 IST (New Delhi)
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Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra in a still from Sholay

The 3D version of the 1975 Bollywood classic Sholay is likely to release on megastar Amitabh Bachchan's 71st birthday on October 11.

The 3D version of the 1975 Bollywood classic Sholay is likely to release on megastar Amitabh Bachchan's 71st birthday on October 11.

The movie, famous for the bond of friendship between characters Jai and Veeru, essayed by screen icons Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, is being re-released in a digitally remastered 3D version.

"The date was specifically chosen as it coincides with Mr Bachchan's big day. He is the biggest star we have today and what better day to release the film," said the source.

Producer Jayantilal Gada will distribute Sholay 3D.

Apart from Mr Bachchan and Dharmendra, the classic also features an ensemble cast including names such as Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri and A K Hangal in pivotal roles.

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