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25 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BOLLYWOOD

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How much you are aware of the Bollywood which is residing in our India’s second capital, Mumbai?Indian Cinema, now happens to be part of our customary lives through which we can relate our monotonous lives and expect it to be as interesting as the same. Celebrity management has increased in a lot in these years.
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Here are some interesting facts about Bollywood which undoubtedly you will be fascinated to know:

  1. ‘The Wrestlers’ filmed in 1899 was the first motion picture in India which was produced by a portrait photographer called Harischandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar and was finally released in 1913.
  2. Fatima Begum was the first female director in Indian cinemas in 1926.
  3. Sunil Dutt was formerly an RJ at Radio Ceylon and desired to take the interview of his favourite actress Nargis. But he could not manage to say a single word in front of her and this resulted to cancel the interview planned. When some years have passed, with a good fortune, he got a chance to work with her in ‘Mother India’ (1957) and gradually they fell in love and got married.
  4. Raj Kapoor’s movie ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) was the first movie which had two intervals instead of one.
  5. Amjad Khan was almost decided to be replaced from the film ‘Sholay’ (1975) because Javed Akhtar, the scriptwriter, found his voice too weak for Gabbar Singh’s high dramatic villain’s role.
  6. Devika Rani was the first actress who withheld a degree in filmmaking.
  7. Waheeda Rahman happened to play the role of mother as well as the lover to her co-actor Amitabh Bachchan. She played the role of his lover in ‘Adalat’ (1976) and the role of a mother in ‘Trishul’ (1978).
  8. For the first time in Bollywood history, two playback female singers Ila Arun and Alka Yagnik shared the best female playback award for ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ in ‘Khalnayak’ (1993). Also, this was the song which was protested against by 42 political parties.
  9. Instead of Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan was the original choice for the role in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (1995).
  10. Farhan Akhtar wrote the script for Dil Chahta Hai in English which took him 2 months to rewrite it in
  11. Rakesh Roshan, a Bollywood actor, producer and director was gunshot by Mumbai gang members in 2000 but somehow, he survived the attack.
  12. Aamir Khan’s movie ‘Lagaan’ (2001), till now, had the maximum number of British Actors to be cast in a single Bollywood movie.
  13. ‘Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai’ (2000) was added to the Guinness Book of World Records 2002 edition for winning the most number of awards for a movie which was 92 in all.
  14. ‘Rockstar’ (2011) movie was filmed in a reversed style where the climax was primarily portrayed in the film. This is because the filmmakers did not want to reveal Ranbir Kapoor’s hairstyle initially.
  15. In the film ‘Heroine’ (2012), Kareena Kapoor Khan attired herself with more than 130 different dresses by top fashion designers residing from all over the world. It has been into news that Kareena’s wardrobe for this film was one of the most expensive out of all the Bollywood movies ever made.
  16. Dilip Kumar and Shahrukh Khan, both have won eight Filmfare Awards for the category of Best Actor maintaining a record.
  17. Amitabh Bachchan has the record for most nominations that is 30 in Filmfare.
  18. Salman Khan is reportedly to be the highest paid Bollywood star who is receiving approximately 55 crores for per film.
  19. Hrithik’s actual surname is Nagrath and not Roshan.
  20. Ranveer Singh’s original name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani and happens to be Sonam Kapoor’s cousin.
  21. Kalki Koechlin, an actress in Bollywood, her great-grandfather Maurice Koechlin, was the Chief Engineer for the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and also the Statue of Liberty.
  22. For the end scene of Kalindi’s wedding in ‘Veere Di Wedding’ (2018), Kareena Kapoor Khan actually wore Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s 25 years old vintage lehenga.
  23. Indians buy around 2.7 billion movie tickets annually which happens to be the highest in the world but the average price of India’s ticket is the lowest in the world, so the revenues generated are just a fraction compared to Hollywood.
  24. Bollywood produces around 1000 films every year which almost happens to be the double the output of Hollywood.
  25. Bollywood films are produced in many languages and that are Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu.

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