When we talk about a biopic , it actually means that the story is based on the real life of some renowned or popular personality . But once we see it from the angle of Bollywood , they take some liberty and do add-ons from their side too.
Today, we have brought to you some biopics which when made , proved to be a blockbuster but there were many loop-holes when it comes to the facts and reality.
Let’s have a look:
# 1 Neerja
The superhit movie ‘Neerja’ was based on the bravery of Pan Am airlines flight attendant Neerja Bhanot’s sacrifice during the flight hijack in Pakistan in the year 1986 . It showed that Neerja gave up her life to save fellow passengers. However, fellow crew members of Neerja claimed that the film was too fictional and gave “undeserved adulation” to Neerja alone.
Taking to her Facebook account, Noopur Abrol had said, “Yes, truly a very difficult moment. But also a difficult moment for all those flight attendants to accept the movie for what it is unfairly propagating. Neerja was a wonderful person and I think even her soul today would cringe at taking this undeserved adulation. Not fair to the FA’s who have in reality faced their ordeal!”
As the name suggests , ‘Azhar ‘ is based on the life of one of India’s most iconic cricket figures Mohammad Azharuddin.
The film was just opposite of the reality and reports of the CBI and director presented Azharuddin as a victim of circumstances. Even though Azharuddin eventually confesses to having been involved in major match-fixing incidents during his tenure, the film tries to evoke empathy from the audience.
Based on the mass evacuation of 1,70,000 Indians from Kuwait in 1990, with one man Ranjit Katyal “single-handedly” leading the charge, made for a great patriotic film. However, it ended up upsetting for Indian Ambassadors who claimed the film threw shade on their duties as convoys and public servants.
Soon after the release of the film, the then MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup, and a witness of the actual event, sent out a video stating that the film had taken a lot of creative liberty which had meddled with the facts of how the evacuation was carried out in reality. Watch the video here.
4. MS Dhoni – The Untold Story
Soon after the film hit the theatres, fans began questioning the credibility of the timeline of Dhoni and Priyanka Jha’s love story as depicted in the film. The film claimed that Dhoni first set eyes on Priyanka in 2005 while flying for a one-day series against Pakistan. However in reality, if reports are to be believed, Dhoni and Priyanka had been dating since 2002 and were very much into each other during India A squad’s Zimbabwe and Kenya tour in 2003-2004.
5. The Dirty Picture
‘The Dirty Picture‘ was one of the blockbuster film of it’s era and Vidya Balan got that bold portrayal from the success of the film . One of the biggest concerns the film posed right after it’s release was the portrayal of Silk Smitha’s death. The film suggested that Smitha overdosed on sleeping pills but if you google about the actress , it is revealed that she committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan.