Well, if you are a close follower of Bollywood and think that you know it very well, then it's time for you to give it a rethink. We bring you some interesting and lesser known facts about Bollywood that will literary blow away your mind:

Do you know the well known 'Bachchans', Amitabh and Abhishek, actually hold the Guinness World record for being the only pair of father and son who have played the reverse roles on-screen in the popular movie 'Paa'.

Do you know, in the Bollywood film 'Heroine', Kareena Kapoor Khan wore near about 130 different dresses by top notch fashion designers from across the globe. Reports suggest that Kareena's wardrobe in the film is one of the most expensive among all the Bollywood movies ever made. Her one dress even cost around Rs 1.5 crore.


Bollywood film 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' won the highest number of awards (92). Later, the movie's name was also added to the the Guinness Book of World Records 2002 edition for winning most number of awards.

Well, do you know till 1990, only Amitabh Bachchan was the star who was paid in crores.

Bollywood evergreen beauty Sridevi played the role of Rajnikanth’s stepmother in a film when she was just 13 years old. Strange right!

Do you know, the popular Bollywood song ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon’ is the longest Hindi film song ever made. The total duration of the song is around 20 minutes. The song is featured in the film in three parts.

Actress Kalki Koechlin's great-grandfather Maurice Koechlin, was actually the chief engineer for the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Not just this, he even was the chief engineer for the construction of Statue of Liberty.

Well, very few know that the longest duration films ever made in Bollywood is 'Mera Naam Joker' and  'LOC: Kargil'. The duration of both the films is 255 minutes.

Do you know Indians buy near about 2.7 billion movie tickets annually. The number is the highest in the world.

Bollywood's iconic movie 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' portraying the immortal love saga of Raj and Simran is actually the longest running movie in the world. The movie has been running for more than 1000 weeks in Mumbai's Maratha Mandir.

Do you know the first production of Bollywood, a short film was actually produced in the year 1899 that is near about 11 years before  any first Hollywood movie was released. Great, isn't it?


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