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- ‘Izzat’ is the only Bollywood movie to feature Jayalalitha.
2- In the 1990 movie ‘Awwal Number’, Dev Anand’s mother (Cindy Crawford) is in the photo frame. She was an American model.
3- Yaadein is a 1964 movie of 113 minutes and features Sunil Dutt and Nargis as the only actors. It”s featured in the Guinness Book of World Records in the category of fewest actors in a narrative film.
4- Lata Mangeshkar’s song ‘Ae Malik Tere Bande Hum’ from ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957) which was an original composition by Vasant Desai, was adapted by a Pakistani school as the school anthem.
5- Waheeda Rahman has played both mother and lover to Amitabh Bachchan . She played his love interest in ‘Adalat’ (1976) and mother in ‘Trishul’ (1978).
6- Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj did not want to be paid for ‘Haider’.
7- In ‘Mughal-E-Azam’, real pearls were used to mark the return of Salim to the kingdom and Lata Mangeshkar was made to sing ‘Pyaar kiya toh darna kya’ in a bathroom.
8- ‘I am’ is the first mainstream Hindi movie that is crowd-sourced through social networking sites.
9- During the shooting of ‘Lagaan’, a cricket match was organized between British actors and their Indian counterparts and the British won.
10. In a scene from ‘Rang De Basanti’, Sue (Alice Patten) looks at the watch of her grandfather and the time is displayed as 7:30. That was the exact time when Bhagat Singh was in fact, hanged to death.
11- Balraj Sahni bought a gamcha to wrap around his head and plied a rickshaw on the streets of Kolkata for 2 weeks with his son Parikshit and daughter Shabnam sitting on it, to get into the character for the movie ‘Do Bigha Zameen’.
12- The story of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ was written by Zeishan Quadri, who played the character of Definite in the film.
13- According to IMDB, ‘A Wednesday!’ is a movie with no goof-ups. 24k people have rated the movie and many more have reviewed it.
14- General V. K. Singh did a cameo in the Bollywood movie ‘Prahaar’, directed by Nana Patekar.
15- Raj Kapoor was a huge inspiration to the people of Russia in the early 50s. Many senior politicians were noticed humming to the songs of ‘Awara’.
16- Hum Aapke Hain Kaun was the first film to cross 100 crores, 3 Idiots the first to cross 200 crores, and PK the first to cross 300 crores at the Box Office.
17- Dev Anand picked up his movie titles and story lines from newspaper headlines and stories.
18- 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 3installments in the film.
For Bollywood fans, these tidbits of trivia might come as a surprise – offering interesting insight into the million-dollar industry as we know it.