Did you know that Here are some interesting facts about Bollywood that you may have not heard of before:
- Amjad Khan almost got rejected from playing the iconic Gabbar Singh in 'Sholay' for having a weak voice? And our national anthem was actually used as a song in Bimal Roy's film 'Hamrahi' which released in 1945.
- Raj Kapoor started the Bollywood trend of shooting parts of a movie abroad with his film 'Sangam'.
- Kishore Kumar made 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi' to be a flop movie to save taxes but it went on to become a hit!
- SD Burman discovered Kishore Kumar's singing talent when he heard him mimicking KL Saigal.
- Guru Dutt and Dev Anand became great friends after their shirts got swapped at laundry.
- 'Barsaat' was given an 'A' certificate by the censors because actress Nargis was not wearing a dupatta in the film.
- The famous song 'Ayega' from 'Mahal' was originally attributed to Kamini instead of Lata Mangeshkar.
- Dilip Kumar starrer 'Aan' (1952), directed by Mehboob Khan, was the first Indian movie shot in Technicolor.
- Bimal Roy's first hindi movie 'Hamrahi' had Jana Gana Mana as a song in 1945, before it become the national anthem.
- Meena Kumari, Nargis, and Madhubala were all discovered as child artistes before they become actresses.
- Of all the movies starring Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor as brothers, 'Silsila' is the only one where Shashi is the elder one.
- Before making his debut in 'Kaho Na Pyar Hai', Hrithik was an assistant to his father during the shoot of 'Koyla'.
- Released in 1959, 'Kaagaz Ke Phool' was the first Indian movie shot in Cinemascope.
- During the shoot of 'Mughal-e-Azam', Dilip Kumar and Madhubala were not on talking terms.
- Due to the untimely death of Smita Patil, Rekha had to dub for her lines in the movie 'Waaris'.
- Bimal Roy originally had 'Do Bigha Zameen' ending with Nirupa Roy dying and Balaj Sahni getting his land back.
- In 'Rang De Basanti', Rakeysh Mehra shot all the songs with none of the actors lip syncing in them.
- Award winning singer Sonu Nigam played the younger avatar of Sunny Deol in the film 'Betaab'.
- Amjad Khan was almost dropped from 'Sholay' because Javed Akhtar initially thought his voice was too weak for the role.
- Aditya Chopra rejected 24 verses before approving the song 'Mere Khwaabon Mein Jo Aaye' for his debut film DDLJ.
- Shekhar Kapur's 'Mr. India' was originally written for Amitabh Bachchan but Big B refused to do the 'invisible' role.