Subhash Ghai recalls ‘Hero’ release

Mumbai: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai re-premiered the movie hero that was released in 1983 with intro of Jackie Shroff. Ghai speaking on the occasion said that it was an important film for him as movie gave birth to many actors and technicians.

“My movie Hero was an important film for me, which gave birth to a lot of stars and technicians. This movie also gave birth to me and (my banner) Mukta Arts,” Ghai said.

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On why he chose to screen the film again after 35 years, Ghai said: “The movie ran for 75 weeks on the big screen, but what made me happy was that it ran for 35 years on the small screen (television). My film has been running for 35 long years.

“I think the team behind the film was talented, spirited and honest. Whether it was Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Anand Bakshi, Jackie Shroff or Meenakshi Seshadri, it shows that a film can live up to 35 to 50 years.

“I wanted the young generation to witness old classics on the big screen. They watch it on the small screen, but I want them to have the big screen experience. That’s why I have screened this movie here and started this mission to showcase one classic movie every week.”