Kishore Kumar’s bizarre thought on Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

One of the most iconic movies of the era, Chalti Ka Naam Gadi, boasted a stellar cast of Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar, and Madhubala. If that was not enough, the music department included SD Burman, Majrooh Sultanpuri, and Asha Bhosale. These six stalwarts, to begin with, were enough for the fans to gather in numbers at the theaters and that’s what exactly happened. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi went on to become a super hit at the box office and was the second highest-grossing movie of 1958.

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Years later, Amit Kumar, Kishore Kumar’s son, would also recollect the struggles of his father and the entire crew in making the movie. So, if the movie had all the makings of a blockbuster and which it eventually did become one, why would Kishore Kumar want the movie to fail at the box office? Yes, you read that right – he hoped that if the movie commercially fails, he’d be able to write off the income tax. As bizarre as it may sound, Kumar further sold all the rights to his secretary Anoop Sharma. The income tax case on Kishore Kumar was also not solved until 40 years!

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