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Fascinating Facts About Bollywood

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1. Mughal-E-Azam was shot in 3 languages simultaneously, but when the Tamil edition didn’t fair well, the English version was also scrapped.

2. 7:30 p.m. was the time when Bhagat Singh was hanged to death and it has been captured in the movie Rang De Basanti. The broken watch of Sue’s grandfather shows the same time.

3. To keep the stars look in shape, the sequence of shooting the film Rockstar was reversed. As in the climax was shot first in order to keep the long hair look as designed.

4. Danny Denzongpa was the original choice for the role of Gabbar in Sholay as the voice of Amjad Khan was found weak for the villainous rule.

5. Izzat is the only Bollywood movie, where Jayalalitha (Amma) has been cast.

6. 500,000 farmers of Gujrat produced the movie Manthan which is based on the concept of the ‘White Revolution’ in India. It is the only movie with the largest count of individual investors for a movie.

7. Jagdish Raj holds the Guinness World record for the being the most typecast actor as he played the role of a police inspector in 144 movies.

9. Sunil Dutt holds the Guinness World record for the being the only actor in a 113 minutes long feature film Yaadein.

10. The longest Bollywood movie is actually Gangs of Wasseypur which is 319 minutes long. It was released as a single movie at the Cannes film festival but was split into two parts for the Indian theaters.

11. The longest song till date is Ab tumhare hawale hai watan saathiyon which is 20 minutes long and has been split into three parts across the movie. It is soon to be overtaken by the 21 minute song from the movie Mastaan.

12. Ae Maalik Tere Bandhe Hum sung by Lata Mangeshkar from the above movie has been adopted as the anthem of a school in Pakistan.

13. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai entered the Guinness World Record for holding 92 awards for one movie in almost all the categories.

14. The concept of a dream sequence was first introduced in the movie Awara released in the year 1951. Ghar aaya mera pardesi, became an instant hit with that concept.

15. Sridevi was 13 when she played the role of Rajnikanth’s stepmom in the Tamil movie Moondru Mudichu. It is surprising to have that kind of start at that early age.

posted Mar 25, 2016 by Pratiksha Shetty

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4. In 2013, the Government of India granted Sridevi with the prestigious Padma Shri Award. She was likewise voted 'India's Greatest Actress in 100 Years' in a CNN-IBN national survey led in 2013 on the event of the Centenary of Indian Cinema.

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7. Sridevi has worked in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies. Lion's share of her movies were made in Kollywood or Tamil film industry.

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1. Bhanurekha Ganesan, or as we probably am aware her, Rekha, is the daughter of Gemini Ganesan, South Indian on-screen character, and Telugu on-screen character, Pushpavalli. Her dad did not wed Pushpavalli, and furthermore did not recognize his paternity when she was as yet a child. She has a sister, one step-brother and five step-sisters.

2. Rekha disliked acting, but rather was compelled to work in B and C review motion pictures because of financial issues. She quit her school to help her family fiscally. She began her acting career with a Telugu film, Rangula Ratnam. She was additionally considered as an odd one out she set up herself and got her break in Bollywood.

3. Rekha attempted to speak with her co-workers as she couldn't communicate in Hindi, amid her initial days in Bollywood.

4. The actress took some time out and focused just on herself, and entered Bollywood as an ageless wonder in the 1970s. She changed herself by routine activities and eating routine. Furthermore, a great part of the credit for her makeover goes to none other than, incredible performer, Amitabh Bachchan with whom Rekha was accepted to be have had a rampant affair.

5. As her career in Bollywood thrived, she was connected with various Bollwyood performers like Vinod Mehra and Raj Babbar. Notwithstanding amid the later years of her career, she was connected with young actors like Akshay Kumar. We obviously did not forget the gossipy tidbits about her affair with Amitabh Bachchan, who fought with a man troubling her during the shoot of Ganga Ki Saugandh.

6. She wedded Mukesh Agrawal, an industrialist, who committed suicide, only a year after their marriage. Bits of gossip were that he couldn't endure Amitabh and Rekha's affair, however he cleared out a note saying, "Don’t blame anyone".

7. There was additionally another talk about the actress being secretly married to actor Vinod Mehra. However, Rekha never admitted to this. Indeed, she openly denied this gossip on the syndicated program Rendezvous With Simi Garewal.

8. She won the National Film Award for best actress in the movie Umrao Jaan. She learnt Urdu for this movie and furthermore admitted, "After reading the script, I had a strange feeling that I had Umrao in me." She additionally acted in a few parallel movies alongside the standard, keeping up a sound harmony between the two.

9. Rekha practices yoga every day. She trusts that it is yoga and the exceedingly trained life that she drives that have made her an ageless beauty in Bollywood, today. She likewise appreciates distinctive ayurvedic spa medications.

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