25 Amazing Bollywood Facts You Have Never Heard Before : There are some amazing facts about our bollywood industry about which we are not aware. Bollywood is all about glamour, beauty and the celebrities is also good in keeping secrets from the people. In this article the list of some unknown facts about your Favourite celebrity will blow your mind. Check out these facts below and do not forget to share.
Bollywood Facts You Have Never Heard Before
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun Movie Tickets
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!
Hrithik’s actual surname is Nagrath & not Roshan!
Ranveer Singh & Sonam Kapoor Cousins
Ranveer Singh, original name, Ranveer Singh Bhavnani is actually Sonam Kapoor’s cousin!
Mera Naam Joker & LOC: Kargil both with a run time of 255 minutes are the longest films ever made in India.
Kalki Koechlin’s Great Granfather
Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin’s great-grandfather Maurice Koechlin, was the Chief engineer for the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and also the iconic Statue of Liberty.
Waheeda Rahman has played both mother and lover to Amitabh Bachchan. She played his love interest in ‘Adalat’ (1976) and mother in ‘Trishul’ (1978).
Kaho Naa.. Pyar Hai! 92 Awards
‘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!
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 finally got a chance to work with her in ‘Mother India’ (1957), they fell in love and got married.
Anil Kapoor’s family
Anil Kapoor’s family lived in Raj Kapoor’s garage when they first moved to Mumbai. Later, they shifted to a room in one of Mumbai’s middle-class suburbs.
Ila Arun and Alka Yagnik
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.
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon
The song ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon’ in the film by the same name is the longest Hindi film song. The length of this iconic song is 20 minutes and the song is featured in 3 installments in the film.
Aamir Khan & Maulana Abul Kalam Azaad
Our Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan comes from the pedigree of a very famous revolutionary & eminent writer, none other than, Maulana Abul Kalam Azaad.
Ashok Kumar was a lab assistant in Bombay Talkies before he became an actor in 1936.
Shashi Kapoor & Amitabh Bachchan
‘Silsila’ (1981) is the only movie in which Shashi Kapoor played an elder brother to Amitabh Bachchan. In all other movies like Deewar, Suhaag, Do Aur Do Paanch and Namak Halaal, Amitabh played the elder sibling.
Rajnikanth never said “Enna Rascala!”
Devika Rani was the first actress with a degree in film-making.
Shekhar Kapur & Shabana Azmi
Shekhar Kapur was originally engaged to be married to Shabana Azmi but it didn’t work out.
Sridevi Mother of Rajnikant
Sridevi was only 13, when she played Rajnikanth’s step mom in a Tamil film called ‘Moondru Mudichu.’
Mera Naam Joker
Raj Kapoor’s ‘Mera Naam Joker’ was the first Hindi movie to have not one but two intervals!
‘Rockstar’ was shot in reverse, with the climax being shot first. Reason: The film makers did not want to mess Ranbir Kapoor’s hairstyle.
In the film ‘Heroine,’ Kareena Kapoor wore over 130 different dresses by top fashion designers from all over the world. It has been reported that Kareena’s wardrobe for the film was one of the most expensive out of all the Bollywood movies ever created!
Saif Ali Khan was the original choice for Shahrukh Khan’s role in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. In fact, it is harder to believe that Tom Cruise was also considered for the role of Raj Malhotra!
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.
Actor Amjad Khan was almost dropped from the film ‘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 finally went to Amjad Khan.
‘Mughal-e-Azam’ was a trilingual movie – with all scenes shot thrice in Hindi, Tamil & English. When the Tamil one flopped miserably, the English language one was aborted almost immediately!
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