Comic maestro Mehmood gave Big B his first break in Bollywood!

MUMBAI: After three insightful episodes on Classic Legends Season 3, the popular show is all set to showcase its fourth episode which is dedicated to screen icon and comic genius – Mehmood. Traditionally hosted by the living legend – Javed Akhtar himself, the show provides its viewers a sneak peek into the lives of some of the best talents from the golden era of Indian Cinema.


Javed Akhtar dishes out details on how Mehmood was not just multi-faceted himself but had an eye for spotting talent.The story goes that when Amitabh Bachchan was trying to mark in the Indian Film industry, Mehmood was one of the first people to recognise the potential talent in Amitabh Bachchan. Mehmood saab was so confident about the talent that Amitabh possessed that he offeredhim his first break in the movie ‘Bombay to Goa’.

Apart from possessing the knack of spotting true talent, Mehmood saab also had a strong passion for good music. He always sang in his movies and all his songs became tremendously popular because he was able to strike the right emotional chord in the heart of the audience with his mesmerizing voice.


Tune-in to Classic Legends as Javed Akhtar provides viewers with a glimpse into the life of the king of comedy-Mehmood on Sunday, 23 November at 8pm only on Zee Classic!


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