Bollywood, formally known as Hindi cinema, is the Indian Hindi language film industry, rooted in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Bollywood is the largest film producer in India, representing 43% of the net box office. It is also one of the biggest centers of film production in the world.
Now, let’s dig deeper into more interesting facts:
1. Maximum no. of British Actors:
Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’ had 15 British characters, the maximum number of foreign actors ever to be cast in a single movie in the history of Bollywood cinema.
2. Highest no. of Dresses:
‘Heroine,’ had Kareena Kapoor wear over 130 different dresses by top fashion designers from all over the world. Her wardrobe was one of the most expensive out of all the Bollywood movies!
3. Double Intervals:
Raj Kapoor’s ‘Mera Naam Joker’ was the first Hindi movie that had two intervals. It was 4 hour 15 minutes long so they had to opt for two breaks.
4. Maximum no. of Awards:
‘Kaho Naa.. Pyar Hai’ was added to the Guinness Book of World Records 2002 edition for winning the most number of awards for a movie. It holds the record of total 92 awards!
5. Movie Tickets In Billions:
Indians buy 2.7 billion movie tickets annually, the highest in the world. But our average ticket price is among the lowest in the world, so revenues are a fraction compared to Hollywood!
6. Longest Film In The World:
‘LOC: Kargil’ is 4 hours and 25 minutes long, claiming the title of the longest film in the world.
7. First 100 Crore Club:
Ghajini directed by A. R Murugadoss and starring Amir Khan & Asin was the first film to cross 100 crores at the Indian box office.
8. Baazigar Role:
Baazigar was a massive hit filled with superhit songs and thriller story. Before Shahrukh Khan took over, Salman; Akshay Kumar; and Anil Kapoor had been offered the role of ‘Ajay Sharma’ aka Vicky Malhotra which they refused due to its negative role.
9. Secret Behind PK’s Red Tongue:
PK movie messed up with our minds and showed the reality behind religion. Aamir Khan as alien enacted the people around him. On set they had a paanwala every day. Aamir Khan had to eat upto 10-15 betel leaves to get the right colour around his lips.
10. Salman’s First Ever Sequel:
Salman has been known for many fabulous movies but Dabanng’s Chul Bul Pandey stole every heart. Dabanng 2 was the first sequel for him in his career of over 23 years.
11. Bollywood and Tourism:
‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ released and there was 32% rise in Indians visiting Spain for trips. Moreover, Spanish universities have a case study on this film on how it increased tourism.