Bollywood Celebrities Hidden Secrets
Are you a complete Bollywood fan and can never get enough of it? Here’s a collection of B-town secrets that were never revealed before. Your perfect dose of entertainment!
A few lines of the song Kad Ke Botal Dabjo from Yamla Pagla Deewana have been written by actor Dharmendra.
A song in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has been inspired by a poem written by a Katrina’s fan on the internet.
A TV channel offered Peepli Live a whopping Rs.10 crore for the satellite rights, which is higher than the actual cost of the film.
Aamir Khan began his career as an Assistant Director to his uncle Nasir Hussain on the sets of Manzil Manzil and Zabardast.
Abhishek Bachchan knew very little about the Chittagong Uprising before he started working on his role in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.
Abhishek Bachchan left his business studies midway to pursue a career as an actor.
Abhishek Bachchan surprised Aishwariya Rai on their first VDay after marriage by making it to the premier of Jodha Akbar for a day.
Abhishek felt something special for Aishwarya when he first saw her on the sets of Aur Pyar Ho Gaya with his close friend Bobby Deol.
Ace filmmaker Prakash Jha first came to Mumbai in the 70s to try his luck in the film industry with a paltry Rs 300 in his pocket.
Aditya Chopra started his film making career at 18 as an assistant director with his father Yash Chopra.
After a screening, when a few Kashmiri students described Kashmir as a beautiful prison, Rahul Dholakia decided to make Lamhaa.
After completing 25 years in films, Govinda confessed his mom didn’t want him to become an actor, thanks to the culture in the industry.
After directing an ad that features him, Ranbir Kapoor exhibited his directorial skills during a promotional video shoot for Barfi.
After seeing Devdas, Ranbir Kapoor got so excited to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali that he dropped his resume at Bhansali’s office.
Aishwarya Rai aka Bachchan Bahu, made her screen debut in a commercial for Camlin pencils when she was only 9.
Ajay Devgan assisted filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor for Mr. India before being launched as a hero in Phool Aur Kaante.
Akshay Kumar has a secret hobby of collecting posters of old Bollywood films and he has shared his collection in a scene of Action Replay.
Akshay Kumar’s father in law, Rajesh Khanna and Tusshar Kapoor’s father, Jeetendra are cousins.
Akshay Kumar’s mother in law and former Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia owns a candle making company, Faraway Tree.
Akshay Kumar shot for the climax sequence of Rowdy Rathore in Badami, a village in Karnataka amidst dingy caves and huge frogs.
Akshay Kumar was originally offered Shahrukh Khan’s role in Billu but he refused because he didn’t find the film interesting enough.
Amitabh Bachchan gave up his job as a freight broker for the shipping firm Bird and Company to become an actor.
Amitabh Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab, inspired from the phrase during the Indian independence struggle.
Anil Kapoor’s family lived in Raj Kapoor’s garage when they first came to Mumbai. They later shifted to a room in a middle class suburb.
Anushka Sharma likes clean cut men who also smell good as body odour is something which puts the pretty actress off.
Apart from acting in his home production Dabangg, Salman also spent a great amount of time editing the film.
Apart from Soha, Saif Ali Khan has another sister named Saba, who is a jewellery designer.
As a kid, once Emraan Hashmi set his backyard on fire in order to burn dried leaves, and then put the blame on his friends.
As Kangana Ranaut celebrated her 22nd birthday in March 2009, her passport revealed her true age to be 28.
Asha Bhosle has sung in over twenty Indian and foreign languages, other than Hindi.
Asha Parekh started her career as a child artist in the film Aasmaan in the year 1952.
Asin’s character in Ready has been inspired by Nisha, Madhuri Dixit’s girl next door character from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun.
At the age of 17, Bollywood star Imran Khan wanted to study the human mind and become a psychologist.
Badmaash Company star Vir Das, auditioned nine times before Aamir Khan signed him for a role in his production Delhi Belly.
Beautiful yesteryear actress Rekha’s real name is Bhanu Rekha Ganesan.
Before films, Rana Daggubati was a successful Digital Post entrepreneur and owned a company named Spirit Media.
Before joining films, Raveena worked in an ad company called Genesis, under the baton of ad film director, Prahlad Kakkar.
Before the release of Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Hrithik Roshan was trained under the supervision of actor Salman Khan.
Before venturing into the glamour industry, Akshay Kumar worked as a peon for almost two years for a travel agency in Kolkata.
Bobby Deol appeared as a child actor in the film Dharam Veer in 1977 where he played the younger version of his father, Dharmendra.
Bollywood actor John Abraham started his career as a media planner in an ad agency named Enterprise Nexus.
Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi is the brother of TV actress Mansi Joshi Roy and the son in law of Prem Chopra.
Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy suffers from sleepwalking since the age of six.
Bollywood actresses Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra, who are not so cordial now, were roommates during their Miss India days.
Citing the reason that he is a married man, Bobby Deol flatly refused to do dirty dancing for the song Pyaar Lo from Thank You.
Considering Katrina’s gorgeous sleek body one can easily guess her diet but the actress chooses simple curd rice as her favourite menu.
Contrary to his serial kisser tag, Emraan Hashmi is a very spiritual person, he visits temples and offers namaz regularly.
Director Neeraj Pandey waited for almost three years after A Wednesday, as he only wanted Akshay Kumar for Special Chabbis.
Director Punit Malhotra is the nephew of designer Manish Malhotra and has worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar.
Director, writer, singer and Rock On star Farhan Akhtar wants to own a music band in real life someday.
Discontent with the end result of a song in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Ekta Kapoor spent Rs 20 lakhs to shoot the song again.
During his college days, Aamir Khan started playing tennis and went on to become the state champion tennis player of Maharashtra.
During his struggling days, music maestro A. R. Rahman bought his first studio by selling some of his sister’s jewellery.
Ek Deewana Tha actress Amy Jackson learnt about Bollywood by watching Shilpa Shetty in the reality show, Big Brother.
Farah Khan shot an entire song, which happened to be the track for the end credits of Tees Maar Khan, in a single day at Film City.
For a scene in Rascals, Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn reprised their famous characters Raghu and Sultan Mirza from Vaastav and OUATIM.
For a song in Desi Boyz, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham shot in a helicopter at a height of 30 floors without a harness for safety.
For Force, John Abraham trained under JJ Perry, who was Sylvester Stallone’s trainer in his film, Headshot.
For her character in Golmaal 3, Kareena suggested the name Daboo, which happens to be her father’s nickname.
For her role of an old lady in Action Replayy, Aishwarya had to spend about 6 hours a day for her make up to be applied perfectly.
For his role in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Imran Khan had to hang out with five Jat boys from Delhi to imbibe their mannerisms.
For his role in Zokkomon, Darsheel Safari was trained under the guidance of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan’s stunt director William Ong.
For his role of a magician in Guzaarish, Sanjay Leela Bhansali got a Ukranian magician to train Hrithik Roshan.
For Priyanka’s look in Saat Khoon Maaf, photos of her mom and grandmom were used as reference to see how women in her family have aged.
For the song I Don’t Know What To Do, from Housefull, Jiah wore a saree for the first time but managed to dance around in it comfortably.
Former Miss India Sarah Jane Dias, who made her debut with Game, is the joint owner of a cupcake shop in Mumbai named Butterfly.
Gautham Menon changed his film title from Prem Katha to Ek Deewana Tha, taking off from Prateik’s favorite song from Rishi Kapoor’s Karz.
Hema Malini Hema was considered for a Tamil film when she was 15 but rejected by the director for being too thin.
Housefull actress, Jiah Khan maintains her hair by oiling and washing it with beer.
Hrithik first appeared on the silver screen as a child artist when he was only 6 with the 1980s film Aasha.
Imran Khan pays tribute to Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh through the title song of the film, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.
In 2009, Raj Kundra gifted his star wife, and then girlfriend, Shilpa Shetty a diamond ring on their first Valentine’s Day together.
In his youth, actor Dharmendra was such a big fan of actress Suraiya that he walked miles to watch her film Dillagi, over 40 times.
In the initial phase of her career, Priyanka Chopra was not cast in several Bollywood projects because of her skin colour.
It was during the making of Veergati that Salman Khan started his work out sessions towards building his body.