These Little Known Facts From Your Favourite Bollywood Movies Will Make You Love Them Even More

There’s a story behind every Bollywood actor we love and every movie that we cherish and these are bound to leave you astonished! 


We bring to you a collection of facts from the industry that’ll change the way you look at your favorite celebs and the movies they’ve worked in.

1) Waheeda Rahman has been Amitabh Bachchan’s mother and his love interest! 

Yep, you heard that right! She played his mother in Trishul (1978) and his love interest in Adalat (1976) 


2) Lagaan had the maximum number of British actors in a Bollywood movie! 

Aamir Khan’s Lagan had the highest number of British actors cast in a Bollywood movie and we are not even surprised.


3) The role of Captain Russell in Lagaan was played by Paul Blackthorne

Well, it did ring a bell while we saw in the ‘Arrow’ series.


4) Amjad Khan was not the first choice for the iconic role of Gabbar 

The makers wanted Danny to play the character but he was out shooting in Afghanistan so Amjad was offered the role. However, Javed Akhtar thought that his voice was too weak for the character!


5) Aamir Khan comes from the pedigree of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad 

Mr.Perfectionist of Bollywood comes from the family none other than the eminent writer, Maulana Abul Kalam Azaad.


6) Sunil Dutt was an RJ who wanted to interview Nargis

Sunil Dutt used to be an RJ for Radio Ceylon and wanted to interview his favorite actress Nargis but he could not say a single word in front of her and the interview had to be canceled. However, the two of them worked together in Mother India (1957) and fell in love eventually getting married.


7) Kareena’s outfits for Heroine were one of the most expensive ones in Bollywood 

In Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine, Kareena wore 130 outfits designed by designers from all across the globe. Her wardrobe for this movie is one of the most expensive wardrobes ever of Bollywood.


8) Not just Saif, the makers of DDJL also considered Tom Cruise for the role of Raj Malhotra 

We can’t image DDLJ without Shahrukh but looks like the makers had a different plan in mind. They initially considered Saif and also Tom cruise for the iconic role of Raj.


9) Ranbir’s Rockstar was shot in reverse. 

The makers did not want to mess with Ranbir’s hairstyle and hence the climax was shot first.


10) Kaho Na Pyaar Hai Holds Guinness World Record for maximum number of awards 

Yes, the movie won 92 awards! Wow, that is one heck of a debut.


11) Sridevi was 13 when she played Rajnikanth’s mom 

She played his stepmother in a Tamil movie named Moondru Mudichu.


12) Ila Arun and Alka Yagnik shared the best female playback award for ‘Choli Ke Peeche’. 

It was the only time when two singers shared an award and also, the song was protested by almost 42 political parties.


You can thank us later for giving you facts that you can brag in front of your friends and come across as a true Bollywood fan!

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