The Bollywood Industry is one of the largest film industries in the world and is filled with glitz and glamour. While it seems that the common people have all the information about the industry and its stars, given that the paparazzi keeps following them all the time, yet, there are many secrets and captivating facts about Bollywood that are not commonly known.
11 Interesting facts about Bollywood, so keep reading to finally figure out what they are:-
- The Nervous Sunil Dutt:-
While working as an RJ for Radio Ceylon, Sunil Dutt got the chance to interview his favorite actress, Nargis. However, during the interview, he got very nervous and could not say anything in front of her. Consequently, the interview was canceled. Years later, Dutt and Nargis worked together in Mother India, fell in love and got hitched.
- Sholay Without Amjad Khan:-
The iconic role of ‘Gabbar’ played by Amjad Khan was almost taken away from his hands. Scriptwriter Javed Akhtar felt that Khan’s voice was too weak for the role of Gabbar Singh. Therefore, the filmmakers approached Danny Denzongpa, but ultimately, the role landed with Amjad Khan, and the rest is history.
- Mother and Lover:-
Waheeda Rehman is 5 years older than Amitabh Bachchan, and yet she played the role of his mother in the 1978 movie Trishul. However, what is eccentric here is that just 2 years before Trishul, Rehman, in the movie Adalat, played Bachchan’s love interest in 1976. Quite strange work equation.
- Foreign Dilwale:-
It is quite a surprising fact that Hollywood Superstar Tom Cruise was considered for the iconic role of Raj Malhotra in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Even though due to the American touch, the movie might have earned more, yet, Shahrukh Khan’s performance is the best the audience could get.
- Trilingual Medieval Royal Drama:-
The classic movie, Mughal-e-Azam, was initially planned to be made a trilingual movie, and each and every scene was shot thrice, in English, Tamil, and Hindi. However, when the Tamil version flopped, the filmmakers dropped the idea of making the English Version.
- Most Number of Awards Record:-
Starring Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel, the movie ‘Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai’ grabbed a spot on the Guinness Book of World Records 2002 Edition, as it was the movie which won the most number of awards that year, 92 awards, to be precise.
- Longest Hindi Film Song :-
The longest Hindi film song till now is the song called ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo’, in the movie by the same name. This incredible song is 20 minutes long and is featured in the movie in three installments.
- Movie Buffs:-
Indians are crazy for the Bollywood movies, and an estimate shows that about 2.7 billion movie tickets are bought annually by India’s, making it the highest in the world. However, since the price of the ticket is comparatively very low, the revenue remains to be significantly lower than Hollywood.
- Kalki’s International Connections :-
The great-grandfather of Kalki Koechlin, Maurice Koechlin, was an engineer and played a major role in the construction of the Statue of Liberty in the USA, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- A Major British Cast:-
The superhit Aamir Khan starrer ‘Lagaan’ is the only Bollywood movie till date to have cast the maximum number of British actors, in order to offer the audience a very authentic piece of cinema.
- Most Expensive Wardrobe:-
The movie ‘Heroine’, starring Kareena Kapoor had one of the most expensive and exquisite wardrobes of all times. Kareena wore more than 130 dresses by the most renowned fashion designers from all over the globe. Quite an expensive affair.
Bollywood never fails to surprise its fans, and the fact that both the reel and real life of the people connected to it is larger than life is what makes it such fascinating.