Actor Amitabh Bachchan took to social media on Monday to share an artwork from his 1975 film Mili, in which he co-acted with wife Jaya Bachchan. Recalling the Mili shoot days, veteran actor mentioned how this was his first drunk scene, an act he had later repeated in many hit films.
He wrote: “MILI .. the film .. Jaya and me .. an art work of such beauty .. my first drunk scene in the film , much before the mirror scene of AAA, and Satte pe Satta, HUM, or Shakti.” Mili was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and was a romantic comedy.
The film narrates the story of a lively girl who suffers from a rare disease, pernicious anemia, which was untreatable during the production of the film. The film paints a contrasting imagery between Mili’s (Jaya Bachchan) cheerful disposition and her neighbour, Shekhar’s (Amitabh Bachchan) drunkard and depressed characteristics. However, as the movie precedes, Mili’s cheerfulness changes him and he falls in love with her. When Mili falls critically ill, Shekhar decides to leave as he can’t bear to see her die and is then approached by another neighbour who makes him change his mind and they decide to get married. The film ends with the duo boarding an airplane abroad to find better treatment.
After the success of this movie, Amitabh went to enact many drunken roles in his career, the most talked about are from Amar Akbar Anthony and Satte Pe Satta.