Famous Bollywood Movies Unknown Trivia
What happened on the sets of which movie. Who acted weird and who got fired? Presenting the most interesting Bollywood movie trivia. It’s time to get entertained like never before.
A few sequences of Salman starrer Dabangg are shot inside the Dubai Metro, the first film ever to get the permission to shoot here.
A set depicting Kanpur was created at the Kamalistan Studios in Mumbai for Dabangg 2, where the first schedule of the film was shot.
A wedding scene was added to Riteish and Genelia’s Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya as their real life marriage coincided with the films release.
Aamir Khan sings Dil Tadap Tadap Ke Keh Raha Hai Aa Bhi Jaa, a Lata Mukesh number, in Dhobi Ghat.
Aamir liked the script of Peepli Live but to see Anushka’s potential as a director he asked her to shoot 5 scenes for the movie.
Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu and Bobby Deol did their own stunts minus body doubles in Players.
Abhishek’s role in Dum Maaro Dum of a cop has distinct shades of his father’s career turning role as a cop settling scores in Zanjeer.
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez was trained by Vietnamese experts to perform a combat sequence in Race 2.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan learned Tamil language to dub her own lines for the Tamil version of Raavan.
Ajay Devgan’s pure white ensemble in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai is inspired from Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic look in Deewaar.
Ajay Devgan’s Singham is the Hindi remake of the superhit Tamil film, Singam starring Suriya in the lead.
Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya starrer Action Replayy is based on a 1994 Gujarati play of the same name.
Akshay Kumar filmed a dangerous stunt for Khiladi 786 without the use of safety wires. He jumped from a balcony 45 feet off the ground.
Akshay Kumar’s Rowdy Rathore revived the culture on handmade posters, a trend that took a backseat in 1990s.
Amitabh Bachchan and Om Puri shared screen space for the first time in Dev in 2004, despite being in the industry for 30 years.
An entire chase sequence of Akshay Kumar starrer Thank You was shot from a helicopter in 4 days on a luxury cruiser from Bangkok to Phuket.
An underwater scene in Talaash that had to be shot in Khopoli was filmed at London’s Pinewood Underwater Stage due to the bad water.
Anjaana Anjaani is the only Hindi film till date, to get permissions to shoot inside The Venetian Resort Casino in the Sin City.
AR Rahman roped in Orianthi Panagaris, Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist for the song titled Saadda Haq in Rockstar.
As a part of his image makeover for the film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, lead actor Imran Khan was asked to put on lot of weight.
As part of the promotions for Don 2, Farhan Akhtar came up with several witty one liners, that were marketed as, Don Says.
Bhansali was so particular about the look of his production film My Friend Pinto, that he himself gave the actors a makeover.
Bipasha Basu and Abhishek Bachchan starrer Dum Maaro Dum is the first Indian film to use Dolby Surround 7.1.
Considering Shahid Kapoor’s dancing skills, his father Pankaj Kapoor has put a specially designed dance track in Mausam.
Dhoom, starring Abhishek and John in 2004, was the first action film made by Yash Raj Films in 16 years after Vijay in 1988.
Dibakar Bannerjee’s Shanghai, starring Emraan Hashmi and Kalki, is based on Greek author Vassilis Vassilikos novel, titled Z.
Director Abhinav Kashyap loves the cinema of the 1970s, therefore he has tried to incorporate certain aspects in Dabangg.
Director Nishikant Kamat’s Force, starring John Abraham and Genelia is a Hindi reinterpretation of the Tamil blockbuster, Kaakha Kaakha.
Director Shekhar Kapoor has done a cameo in Preity Zinta’s Ishkq In Paris, where he plays husband to French actress Isabelle Adjani.
Don 2 has been dubbed into Tamil and Telugu languages, marking Shah Rukh Khan’s first dubbed theatrical release in the Southern states.
Due to a tight schedule, Akshay Kumar shot for 18 hours a day during the Great Wall of China scenes in Chandni Chowk to China.
Ekta Kapoor’s Ragini MMS is based on a real life incident, and according to her the film is 30 percent fact and 70 percent fiction.
Following the reponse to Don 2 promos, Ritesh Sidhwani did a few conversion tests on the film and decided to release it in a 3D format.
For Bodyguard, Salman Khan wore the same uniform that the employees of his personal bodyguard Shera’s security agency wear.
For Dhobi Ghat, Prateik Babbar actually washed clothes at the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat for five hours to make his act look realistic.
For her film Matru Ki Bijlee ka Mandola, Anushka Sharma chose Dekho Magar Pyaar Se as her tattoo over Buri Nazarwale Tera Muh Kaala.
For her role in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Kangana studied the trends rampant in the 70s not just in Bollywood but even in the West.
For his role as a young Indian Air Force Officer in Mausam, Shahid Kapoor went for a neat crew cut and grew a moustache.
Imran Khan promoted Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola during the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Mumbai, which began in Brussels in 2000.
In David, scenes involving Vikram were filmed out of 3 segments and were canned in locations which were meant to show a Goan backdrop.
In the movie Dhoom, the word Shikdum, used in the song Dilbar Shikdum Shikdum, means dirty dancing in Turkish.
In the song Mehangaai daayan khaye jaat from Peepli Live, increasing costs is referred to as the 2nd wife who eats away all the money.
Inkaar was extensively shot in real advertising agencies across Mumbai like Leo Burnett and Grey Worldwide.
Jaideep Sahni got the idea for Chak De India when he came across a small story about a women’s hockey team, in a newspaper.
Kambakkht Ishq director Sajid Nadiadwala spent Rs 1.5 crores on picturizing the title track composed by pop group Rhythm Dhol Bass.
Karan Johar hired 30 security guards to ensure that no onset images of Agneepath were leaked digitally.
Kareena’s Heroine poster is inspired by the cover page of Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi’s book, The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay.
Katrina Kaif was put on a very strict all broccoli diet to gain weight and get a fuller look for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.
Kiran recommended the script of Delhi Belly to Aamir after she randomly picked it from a pile of trashed scripts at Aamir’s office.
Known for his real extensively narrated tales, Karan Johar breaks his own record by making Student Of The Year barely 2 hours long.
Love Aaj Kal, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, was not given a name until January 2009, after the shooting was complete.
Madhur Bhandarkar had to make three different teasers for Heroine, complying with the demands of the censor board.
Mahesh Bhatt acquired the official rights of the 2011 Spanish Film La Cara Oculta directed by Andres Baiz, for Murder 3.
Mahesh Bhatt said Murder 3 is the 2013 equivalent of the controversial film, Arth in the thriller genre, which released in 1983.
Mughal E Azam was the costliest film ever made during its time, with a budget of Rs. 5 crores.
Oh My God is adapted from the successful Gujarati play, Kanji Virrudh Kanji which was later launched in Hindi as Kishen Vs Kanhaiya.
On Kangna’s advice, title of the film was changed from Manu Weds Tanu to Tanu Weds Manu as the tale unfolds from Tanu’s point of view.
Pankaj Kapur incurred a loss of 4 lakh rupees after a part of his Mausam set caught fire in Mumbai.
Prabhu Deva’s Rowdy Rathore, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, is a Hindi remake of the Telugu superhit, Vikramarkudu.
Priyadarshan’s Tezz is a remake of the 1975 Japanese Shinkansen Daibakuha also known as Bullet Train.
Race 2 has been shot extensively in and around Turkey and Cyprus in some of the most exotic locations.
Ragini MMS is the first Bollywood film to be shot in a six cam setup, which means its footage is equivalent to 6 feature length films.
Ranbir Kapoor actually learnt how to milk a cow for a scene in Rockstar, where he plays the role of a simple jat boy.
Rani Mukherjee’s Aiyya is loosely based on one of the stories of Sachin Kundalkar’s acclaimed Marathi film Gandha.
Rani Mukherjee’s character in No One Killed Jessica is the only fictitious aspect of the film.
Saif Ali Khan and Prateik Babbar had to polish their Hindi diction before shooting for Aarakshan, a film on cast based reservations.
Salaam Namaste, starring Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta, is the first Bollywood movie to be filmed entirely in Australia.
Salman Khan has done a cameo in the song Kudiye Di Kurti in Preity Zinta’s production debut Ishkq In Paris.
Salman Khan’s action scenes in Dabangg 2 were modified and done according to specifications taking his health into consideration.
Sanjay Dutt loves photography, he took many pictures while shooting for Lamhaa which are now part of the Lamhaa coffee table book.
Sanjay Dutt’s unavailability lead to a delay in Vinod Bachchan’s gang war film, Zilla Ghaziabad, where he plays the role of a cop.
Sanjay Gadhvi’s multi starrer flick Dhoom 2, was the first Bollywood movie to be filmed in Brazil.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali had offered the lead role in Devdas to Salman Khan first. He refused and the role went to Shahrukh Khan.
Set in different eras, Dangerous Ishq has Karisma Kapoor and her co star Rajneesh Duggal in four different looks.
Shake It Saiyaan from Rascal was shot in 6 different sets, each with a different look and feel, complete with foreign dancers.