16 Shocking Facts About the Bollywood Industry

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Bollywood, also known as Bollywood Film Business, is the Mumbai-based Indian film industry. It is a glamorous world full of renowned celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Every year it directs and produces blockbuster films, catchy songs, and dance performances that leave audiences speechless. But if you are a true fan of the Bollywood industry, chances are that might not be fully aware of its evolution and releases which left a mark on its history at the global level. To help you out, here are some shocking facts about Bollywood you need to know. 

Facts About Bollywood

1. The term Bollywood is a portmanteau of Bombay and Hollywood. 

2. Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan hold the Guinness World record for being the only father-son duo to have played reversed roles on-screen.

3. In 2002, Kaho Naa.. Pyar Hai made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for winning the most number of awards for a movie. 

facts about Bollywood

4. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge holds the record for the longest-running film in Indian cinema.

5. Directed by Mehboob Khan, Mother India was India’s first-ever submission to the Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film category. 

6. Raj Kapoor’s film Mera Naam Joker was the first Hindi movie to have two intervals.

7. Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 74th Academy Awards.

facts about Bollywood

8. Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal is India’s highest-grossing film of all time. 

9. Kareena Kapoor’s character in the 2012 film Heroine wore over 130 dresses made by some of the best fashion designers around the world.   

10. Dadadsaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra is the first feature film made in India. 

11. Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara is the first Indian sound film. 

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12. Asha Bhosle is the most recorded artist in the history of music. 

13. Shah Rukh Khan is the most-paid Indian actor with an approximate fee charged per minute of about Rs 150 crores – 250 crores. 

14. The popular film Lagaan featuring Aamir Khan as the lead has the highest number of British actors ever to be cast in Bollywood cinema.

15. Indian actor Dilip Kumar is famously known as the Tragedy King because of the fact that he did dramatic roles early in his career. 

facts about Bollywood

16. Released in 1960, Mughal-e-Azam was the most expensive film of its time.

We hope you liked reading these fun facts about Bollywood. If you want to read more such interesting facts, then you can also visit our blog 25 Important Facts About the Constitution of India That You Must Know!

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