'Vijay-Shanker' Bhatt | Vijay Shankar Bhatt
Did You Know?
He cast two unknown actresses in Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954): Ameeta
in the heroine role and Asha Parekh
in a child's role. A few years later, he offered a grown-up Asha the chance to make her debut as a heroine in Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959), but fired her claiming she wasn't star material. He then hired Ameeta to replace Asha in his film, since she was just coming off of Nasir Hussain's hit ...