Bollywood Inside: Lesser Known Facts That Will Make You Go Wow!

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  1. Waheeda played both mother and lover to Amitabh. Waheeda played the role of Amitabh’s love interest in the movie ‘Adalat’ and mother in 1978 released ‘Trishul.’
  2. Aamir’s ‘Lagaan’ is a movie with the maximum number of British actors in a single movie this is a record in Bollywood cinema.
  3. International recognition of Bollywood spread throughout the year 2000.
  4. Music composer A.R. Rahman wrote the music for ‘Bombay Dreams’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  5. The song ‘Don’t Phunk with My Heart’ by Black Eyed Peas was inspired by hindi songs: ‘Ae Nujawan Hai Sub’ and ‘Ye Mera Dil Yaar Ka Diwana.’
  6. A song was rejected 24 times before getting approval from the producer. The producer wanted the song to be “perfect.”
  7. After the release of Bollywood movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, there was a 32% increase in people from India visiting Spain.
  8. Shah Rukh Khan said that he would never mind over-charging for stage shows but would love to under-charge film producers. The actors said that this is because he owes his success to them.
  9. In the first Indian movie, the roles of women were played by male actors.
  10. The first chain of cinema in India was owed by a businessman from Calcutta.
  11. Satyajit Ray was popular for his cinematography around the globe.
  12. Fox Star Studios is an India-based distribution and Production Company. It is a joint venture between STAR and Twentieth Century Fox owned by Rupert Murdoch.
  13. Hindi cinema has an estimated viewership of 3 billion per year. In 2004, it overtook the viewership of Hollywood movies.
  14. 25% of Bollywood’s overseas box office revenue is generated by North America.
  15. The movie ‘Jodhaa-Akbar’ (2009) was released in 29 countries which is the largest worldwide release to date in Bollywood.
  16. In 2009, 3.6 billion Bollywood tickets were sold globally, compared to Hollywood films’ 2.6 billion tickets.
  17. In the movie ‘Heroine,’ Kareena wore over 130 different dresses designed by top international fashion designers.
  18. Amitabh Bachchan was the only star paid in crores until 1990.
  19. The movie ‘Rockstar’ was shot in reverse. The climax was shot first. Because the film makers did not want to mess Ranbir’s hairstyle.
  20. When they first moved to Mumbai, Anil Kapoor’s along with his family lived in Raj Kapoor’s garage. After a long time, the family shifted to a room in a middle-class suburbs.
  21. When Sridevi was 13 year old, she played the role of Rajnikanth’s step mom in ‘Moondru Mudichu,’ a Tamil film.
  22. Shekhar Kapur was engaged to be married to Shabana Azmi.
  23. Many Bollywood tours are offered in India. The tourists can visit film sets and celebrity homes.
  24. The title song of the movie ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon’ is the longest Hindi film song. The song is 20 minutes long and is featured in 3 installments.
  25. Ranveer Singh is actually Sonam Kapoor’s cousin.
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