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Jul 18, 2014 at 11:58

25 Amazing Bollywood Facts You Have Probably Never


Heard Before
by Sonali Walia

Bollywood is full of glamour, gossip, paparazzi & well-kept secrets. If you thought
you knew Bollywood in & out, here's a list that'll definitely make you do a double
check! This list of some of the most unknown Bollywood facts will seriously blow
your mind!

1.Waheeda Rahman has played both mother and lover to Amitabh Bachchan
. She played his love interest in Adalat (1976) and mother in Trishul (1978).

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2. Aamir Khan's Lagaan had the maximum number of British actors ever to
be cast in a single movie in the history of Bollywood cinema.

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3. Sunil Dutt initially used to be an RJ for Radio Ceylon and wanted to


interview his favorite actress Nargis. But he could not say a single word in
front of her & the interview had to be cancelled. Years later, when he nally
got a chance to work with her in Mother India (1957), they fell in love and
got married.

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4.In the lm Heroine, Kareena Kapoor wore over 130 dierent dresses by
top fashion designers from all over the world. It has been reported that
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Kareenas wardrobe for the lm was one of the most expensive out of all the
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5. Saif Ali Khan was the original choice for Shahrukh Khans role in Dilwale
Dulhania Le Jayenge. In fact, it is harder to believe that Tom Cruise was also
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6. Rockstar was shot in reverse, with the climax being shot rst. Reason:
The lm makers did not want to mess Ranbir Kapoors hairstyle.

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7. Anil Kapoors family lived in Raj Kapoors garage when they rst moved to
Mumbai. Later, they shifted to a room in one of Mumbais middle-class
suburbs.

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8. Raj Kapoors Mera Naam Joker was the rst Hindi movie to have not one
but two intervals!

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9. Actor Amjad Khan was almost dropped from the lm Sholay (1975)
because scriptwriter Javed Akhtar found his voice too weak for Gabbar
Singh's role. Danny Denzongpa was approached for that role initially which
nally went to Amjad Khan.

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10. Srideviwas only 13, when she played Rajnikanths step mom in a Tamil
lm called Moondru Mudichu.

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11. Shekhar Kapur was originally engaged to be married to Shabana Azmi


but it didn't work out.

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12. 'Mughal-e-Azam' was a trilingual movie - with all scenes shot thrice in
Hindi, Tamil & English. When the Tamil one opped miserably, the English
language one was aborted almost immediately!
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13. Ila Arun and Alka Yagnik shared the best female playback award for
Choli Ke Peeche in Khalnayak. This was the only time when two playback
singers shared an award in the history of Bollywood awards.

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Also, this song was protested by as many as 42 political parties!


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14. Devika Rani was the rst actress with a degree in lm-making.

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15. Kaho Naa.. Pyar Hai was added to the Guinness Book of World Records
2002 edition for winning the most number of awards for a movie. The movie
won a total of 92 awards!

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16. The song Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon in the lm by the same
name is the longest Hindi lm song. The length of this iconic song is 20
minutes and the song is featured in 3installments in the lm.
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17. Rajnikanth never said "Enna Rascala! "

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18. Our Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan comes from the pedigree of a very
famous revolutionary& eminent writer, none other than, Maulana Abul Kalam
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Azaad.

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19. Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin's great-grandfather Maurice Koechlin,


was the Chief engineer for the construction of the Eiel Tower in Paris, and
also the iconic Statue of Liberty.

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20. Hrithiks actual surname is Nagrath & not Roshan!

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21.Ashok Kumar was a lab assistant in Bombay Talkies before he became an


actor in 1936.

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22. Ranveer Singh, original name, Ranveer Singh Bhavnani is actually


Sonam Kapoor's cousin!

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23. Mera Naam Joker & LOC: Kargil both with a run time of 255 minutes are
the longest lms ever made in India.

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Disclaimer: In point 23, as pointed out by one of our readers, LOC: Kargil is not
the world's longest film. But it is the longest film made in India. 'Tamas'released
in 1987 is 19 minutes longer than LOC: Kargil. However, it was first shown on
Doordarshan as mini-series.

24.Silsila (1981) is the only movie in which Shashi Kapoor played an elder
brother to Amitabh Bachchan. In all other movies likeDeewar, Suhaag, Do
Aur Do Paanch and Namak Halaal,Amitabh played the elder sibling.

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25. Indians buy 2.7 billion movie tickets annually, the highest in the world.
But our average ticket price is among the lowest in the world, so revenues
are a fraction compared to Hollywood!

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