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100+ Years of India Cinema - Interesting Facts You've Never Heard Before

Updated on May 24, 2016

With our very own Indian cinema, fondly referred to as Bollywood, reaching the 100+ years’ milestone, let’s find out home much you really know about your beloved Bollywood.

1. Sunil Dutt Scared of Nargis. Say What?!?

Sunil Dutt and Nargis
Sunil Dutt and Nargis | Source

The famous Actor Sunil Dutt used to work as an RJ for Radio Ceylon. When he was interviewing his favourite actress Nargis, he could not manage to utter a single word in front of her because of which, the interview had to be cancelled! Later in 1957, both of them worked together for ‘Mother India’, after which they fell in love and got hitched. Adorable isn’t it?

2. Saif for DDLJ!

Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan
Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan | Source

The massive hit ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ needs no introduction among Bollywood buffs. Would you believe that Saif Ali Khan was the original choice to play Raj Malhotra, which was later immortalized by the King Khan? You can’t really imagine that, can you?

3. Sridevi: Rajnikant's Mother!!

Rajnikant and Sridevi in Moondru Mudichu
Rajnikant and Sridevi in Moondru Mudichu | Source

Sridevi, who’s about 15 years younger than the Kollywood superstar Rajnikant, has played his stepmom in the Tamil film ‘Moondru Mudichu’. What’s even more incredulous is the fact that she was only 13 at the time!

4. Kaho Na Pyaar Hai & Guinness Tales

Hrithik Roshan & Amisha Patel - Cover: Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Hrithik Roshan & Amisha Patel - Cover: Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai | Source

Did you know that the smashing Bollywood hit ‘Kaho Naa.. Pyar Hai’ has a Guinness record to its name? It has the record for bagging most number of awards for a movie. The movie had won a whopping total of 92 awards!

5. Enna Rascala!

Thalaiva Rajnikant
Thalaiva Rajnikant | Source

People all over India will be familiar with iconic dialogue "Enna Rascala! " attributed to superstar actor, Rajnikant. Well, guess what! He never said it!

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