Story – This is how Ashok Kumar got chance to work in films

Ashok Kumar’s introduction to films was purely an accident. He got the lead role in Jeevan Naiya (1936), a Bombay Talkies production. The film’s hero Najmul Hassan had eloped with heroine Devika Rani, who happened to be the wife of studio head Himanshu Rai. After this incident, Rai dismissed Hassan and signed lab assistants Ashok Kumar for the role.

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