Dharmendra has been a part of around 93 successful films (Average or above) out of which, 49 were HIT FILMS, the HIGHEST EVER FOR A BOLLYWOOD ACTOR.
Very few people know and believe that Dharmendra was paid more than Amitabh Bachchan for Sholay and the film initially was promoted as a Dharmendra film, as he was a much bigger and popular star than Bachchan at that point of time. However, over the years Bachchan’s legacy created the perception of Sholay riding solely on his star-power.
The actor infact holds two unique records:
1. Superstar with maximum hit films
2. Superstar with maximum flop films
PS: Due to massive magnitude of releases, and limited availability of data, we might have missed out on a couple of hit films starring Dharmendra in lead, and he well might be the FIRST and ONLY star in the history of Bollywood to have delivered more than 50 HIT films. Even by this list, if we have not missed out on any film, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se stands a solid chance to emerge Dharmendra’s 50th HIT film.
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