Trivia night is fun. Here are eight interesting facts about Bollywood movies and actors you might not know. Enjoy this list. “Did you know?” that brings you some exciting and surprising facts in front of you every Friday. Make sure you check them out every week.
Irrfan dropped a Hollywood offer for Piku.
The term Piku is influenced by Satyajit Ray’s short movie Pikoo’s Diary. Irrfan Khan turned down a Hollywood project to star in the Bollywood movie Piku. Deepika Padukone is said to be the second tallest actor with whom Big B has collaborated, after Tabu.
Anurag Kashyap misplaced Gangs Of Wasseypur’s script.
This film is regarded as a classic in the crime genre. However, did you know the film’s associate director was Vicky Kaushal? The film’s script, as well as Anurag Kashyap’s bags, were misplaced. Surya Dev Singh and Shafiq Khan have a real-life feud, as shown in the film, and Sardar Khan’s residence was where Anurag spent his childhood.
Mughal-e-Azam is the most expensive Bollywood film.
Mughal-e-Azam was Bollywood’s most pricey film due to its outstanding portrayal of love. Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya was penned 105 times before being approved, costing a whopping ten million dollars to produce the song. Though it’s old news now, it was costly because 10 million for a song was way too expensive back then.
Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai worked as a cupid for Hrithik.
It was a box office smash with Hrithik’s Bollywood debut in the movie. Following the premiere of the film, Hrithik Roshan received 30,000 marriage proposals. Maybe you were one, too; it’s okay if you don’t want to admit it cause that’s embarrassing. But do you recall the movie’s traffic signal scene? That’s how Hrithik met Sussanne Khan, his ex-wife, in real life.
Queen – Kangana wrote dialogues to improvise
The film was a success, and it went on to win numerous awards. Kangana Ranaut also worked as a dialogue writer for the movie and played the lead role. She did it to make it more genuine, giving the film more realism.
The added dialogues were also credited to her. Despite the film being shot in another country, Vikas Bahl’s budget was so low that he couldn’t even cover the charge of Kangana’s vanity van.
ZNMD contributed to Spain’s tourism business
You’d be lying if you claimed you did not want to plan a trip to Spain after watching this Bollywood film; some of you may have even executed the plan, but others haven’t.
But because of the film, Spain’s tourism business had a hike of 65%, and also, the Tomatina Festival, which was shown in the movie, was not during the actual festive season; it was off-season, and to shoot that 16 tonnes of tomatoes were flown in from Portugal to Spain. Good investment, good for skin, and who’d not love to celebrate the best festival twice in a year anyway?
DDLJ’s Raj Malhotra without Shah Rukh Khan?
DDLJ is regarded as Bollywood’s most iconic romantic movie. You will be shocked to know that Shah Rukh Khan was not the first choice for the role of Raj Malhotra. It was also offered to Saif Ali Khan and Tom Cruise. It’s hard to think that the romantic king wasn’t the first option.
In a short span of three to four weeks, Aditya Chopra completed writing the film. Thank god the others rejected; otherwise, seeing anyone other than SRK in that dreamy character would have taken a toll on any hopeless romantic’s (like me) mental health.
Masaan and its struggle with selecting the title
Masaan is, without question, one of Bollywood’s best films. Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkumar Rao were contracted to star in the film. The movie was titled several times, including “Trap,” “Raand, Saand, Seedhi, Sanyaasi,” “Duhera,” “Ud jaayega,” and lastly, “Masaan.”
Saala yeh dukh kahe khatam nahi, Vicky Kaushal improvised its most significant dialogue. He persisted in drinking booze & enacted the entire performance to bring a touch of reality to the film.