The Unknown Bollywood Stories:
Indian cinema completed 100 years in 2013 which was quite an achievement Bollywood is full of glamour gossip paparazi. So if you thought that you know Bollywood inside-out, then maybe you need to rethink about it. This list of some of the most unknown Bollywood facts will seriously shock you.
Top 15 Unknown Bollywood Facts:
1. Film ‘Lagaan’, directed by Aamir Khan, had the maximum number of British actors ever to be casted in a single movie in the history of Indian cinema.
2. Sunil Dutt was initially an RJ for radio Ceylon and he wanted to interview his favorite actress Nargis. But when he got the chance he could not say a single word in front of her and the interview had to be cancelled. After many years when he finally got the chance to work with her in ‘Mother India’ they fell in love and got married.
3. It was reported that in the film ‘Heroine’ Kareena’s wardrobe was one of the most expensive out of all the Bollywood movies ever created. In this film, she wore 130 different dresses designed by top fashion designers from all over the world.
4. In the year 2005 politician Raj Thackeray wanted to make a film with the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan.
5. Raj Kapoor was superstitious so he went off drinking as well as eating non vegetarian food before the release of his film ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ in 1978.
6. Lata Mangeshkar song ‘Aye Malik Tere Bande Hum’ from the film ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ was an original composition by Vasant Desai, was adopted by a Pakistani school as the school anthem.
7. Because in India the cinema industry was still considered as a low profession in the 40’s, music director Naushad was introduced by his parents to his bride as a tailor. And ironically, the music that played in his Baraat was from the film ‘Rattan’ that had been composed by him.
8. ‘Rockstar’ was shot in reverse order with the climax being shot first. Reason was that the makers did not want to disturb the continuity of Ranbir Kapoor’s hairstyle.
9. When Sridevi was only 13 years old she played the role of Rajnikant’s stepmom in a Tamil film called ‘Moondru Mudichu’.
10. Dev Anand picked up his movie titles and storylines from newspaper headlines and stories.
11. The longest film in the world is also a Bollywood film ‘LOC Kargil’. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes long film.
12. The first foreigner to attain Cult status in Bollywood was Australian born Nadiya. She was also known as ‘the Fearless’ Nadia.
13. Akshay Kumar is so much superstitious that he will never write anything on a page unless he first heads it with an ‘Om’.
14. Film ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’ was added to the Guinness Book of World Records 2002 edition for winning the maximum number of awards. The movie won 92 awards.
15. The song ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo’ from the film by the same name is the longest Hindi song with the length of almost 15 minutes. The song was released in two parts.