We are movie buffs and we love everything about Indian Cinema. Bollywood has been successfully giving the audience mind blowing movies and amazing stars. These stars have not just wowed the Indian audience but have also left people across the world speechless. This Film Industry has been working about the passion of films since more than 100 years. Here are certain things you would want to know about the film industry.
1. The first motion picture in India was ‘The Wrestlers’ screened in 1899 a portrait photographer called Harischandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar.
2. When Dharmendra first joined the film industry, his salary was the meager sum of Rs. 51 only! This is so indifferent when we look at how much today’s stars earn.
3. Anil Kapoor is now one of the most successful actors in the industry and is globally recognized for his show, 24 and Slumdog Millionaire. However, when the actor first came to Mumbai, he was living in Raj Kapoor’s garage. The actor later moved into a room in one of Mumbai’s suburbs.
4. Lata Mangeshkar’s song ‘Ae Malik Tere Bande Hum’ from ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957) which was an original composition by Vasant Desai, was adapted by a Pakistani school as the school anthem.
5. Shah Rukh Khan was the first choice for Anil Kapoor’s role in Slumdog Millionaire.
6. Manthan (1976) by Shyam Benegal was technically produced by 5,00,000 farmers of Gujarat. This movie was funded by the largest number of individuals ever!
7. Yaadein is a 1964 movie of 113 minutes and features Sunil Dutt as the only actor. It’s featured in the Guinness Book of World Records in the category of fewest actors in a narrative film.
8. Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan hold the record of having won the highest number of Filmfare awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role i.e. 8.
9. Dabanng 2 was the first sequel for Salman Khan in his 23 year career!
10. LOC Kargil and Mera Naam Joker are the two longest Bollywood films of all time with a running time of 4 hours and 25 minutes.
11. After shooting for Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman Khan bought two new horses for his farmhouse and named them Bajrangi and Bhaijaan respectively!
12. Jeetendra started his career as a body double, that too for actress Sandhya in her film, Navrang. We can’t even imagine!
13. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai holds the Guinness World Record for most awards won by a movie – 92 awards!
14. Sunil Dutt initially used to be an RJ for Radio Ceylon and wanted to interview his favorite actress Nargis, but it had to be cancelled when he could not say a single word to her. Later, when he worked with her in ‘Mother India’ (1957), they fell in love and got married.