Some Bollywood Facts

The song “Mehandi Lagane Rakhna” of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was originally written for another movie and was a bit different starting with “Payal Chankate Aa Jana” . However the Chopra brothers liked the song and included it in the the movie which became a hit track.















Raj Kapoor launched dream girl, Hema Malini in the lead role for ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’ opposite himself in 1968.

The Big B was to be named ‘Inquilab’ before his father, the famous poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan finally agreed upon ‘Amitabh’, which means brilliance unlimited.

Not a single outside the cast and crew of ‘Aks’ was allowed on the sets of the film as per strict orders. Even director Rakesh Mehra’s brother was also not allowed in.

Meena Kumari has also six fingers on her right hand. It take good care to not shown it any of the scenes of films she had done.

Dharmendra in his youth was such a big fan to actress Suraiya that he walked miles to watch her film ‘Dillagi’ over 40 times.

Of all the characters in his directorial debut ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, Farhaan Akhtar definitely wanted Saif Ali Khan as Sameer, Dimple as Tara and Preity as Shalini.

In the songs ‘Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hain’ from ‘Dhadkan’, title sng of ‘Deewane’ and ‘Neend Churayi Meri’ from ‘Ishq’ we see the coming together of arch rivals Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali had written the script of ‘Khamoshi ‘with Amitabh Bachchan in mind.

The ‘Khalnayak’ song Choli Ke Peeche was protested by as many as 42 political parties.

Film Main Hoon Na was originally named ‘The Outsider’ and the actor did not initially approve of change in the movie’s title by director Farah Khan .

Bobby Deol’s first brush with film acting came very early, when he was only seven years old. He played Dharmendra junior in Manmohan Desai’s ‘Dharam Veer’.

The only time in the history of any Indian award, when the best female playback singer award was shared was between Ila Arun and Alka Yagnik for ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ in ‘Khalnayak’.

Shamita Shetty is deeply into Sports and Body training and holds a Diploma in Fashion Designing.

Akshay Kumar is superstitious. He will never write anything on a page unless he first heads it with an “Om”.

Vibrant Talent Manoj Bajpai of the “Bhiku Mhatre” fame failed several screen tests before finally getting a break in filmdom

Salman Khan likes to collect soaps. In his bathroom, there is a collection of all kinds of handmade and herbal soaps. His favourite are soaps made from natural fruit and vegetable extracts.

Hrithik Roshan loves collecting photographs. He would never travel anywhere without his personal camera even as a child. He has a vast collection photographs and special scrapbooks marking each occasion.

Aishwarya Rai’s pet name at home is ‘Gullu’ and Salman’s is ‘Sallu’.

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