Today is the birthday of actor Manoj Kumar, who gave a distinct identity to patriotic films in Bollywood. He was born on July 24, 1937. Manoj Kumar is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. Manoj Kumar’s real name was Harishankar Giri Goswami. He changed his name after appearing in films. Manoj Kumar has given many hits and memorable films in his career. Many stories related to Manoj Kumar’s life are still famous in Bollywood. Today we are going to tell you some interesting things related to his life.
This film was made at the behest of the Prime Minister:
Manoj Kumar is one of the actors in the industry who has added patriotism to Hindi films. Manoj Kumar’s first film was ‘Fashion’ which was released in the year 1957. After this, he did the film ‘Shaheed’ in 1965. Manoj Kumar got real recognition from this film. He has acted mostly in patriotic films in his career. Apart from being an actor, he was also a film producer and director. He also made several patriotic films. Let us tell you that Manoj Kumar created ‘Upkar’ at the behest of former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri which was based on the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ given by Shastri.
#Upkar is a film based on farmers suggested by the then Indian PM #LalBahadurShastri. The film was based on the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ which was also coined by our then PM during the 1965 Indo – Pak war. #AzaadHindustaan pic.twitter.com/YwiCUaKj04
— Shemaroo (@ShemarooEnt) August 8, 2018
The bad addiction of such missing cigarette:
There is one more thing related to Manoj Kumar’s life. He once told an interesting anecdote related to his life in an interview. Manoj Kumar had told that he had a very bad habit of smoking cigarettes. But because of an unknown girl, she lost her habit. He had told, “Many years ago I went to eat with family in a restaurant, was fond of cigarettes, drank cigarettes. A young girl came and scolded me saying,” You are smoking cigarettes in India, Arnt u Asmed. ? This thing left such an impact on Manoj Kumar’s mind that he decided to get himself out of this bad addiction.
Manoj Kumar has done many films in his career such as ‘Hariyali Aur Rasta’ (1962), ‘Woh Kaun Thi’ (1964), ‘Shaheed’ (1965), ‘Himalaya Ki Lap Mein’ (1965), ‘Gumnaam’ (1965) ), ‘Patthar ke Sanam’ (1967), ‘Upkar’ (1967), ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ (1969), ‘Roti kapada aur Makaan’ (1974), ‘Kranti predominates. Let us know that Manoj Kumar was awarded the National Award for the film ‘Upkar’.