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10 Interesting Bollywood Facts You Probably Never Heard Before

For instance, Tom Cruise was considered for the role of Raj Malhotra in DDLJ

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  • Lagaan was the first Indian movie to be released in China. Plus, it had the most number of British actors playing a significant role in the history of Bollywood.

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

  • Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge has been running in theatres for over 1000 weeks, and in turn, is the longest running movie in the world. Not amazed? Check the next fact... 

  • Gangs of Wasseypur is the longest Bollywood movie (319 minutes) till now. It was released in two parts in India but was shown as a single movie at the Cannes film festival. 

  • Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel's debut movie Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai entered the Guinness World Record for holding 92 awards for one movie in almost all the categories.

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan wore more than130 different outfits by top fashion designers from all over the world in her movie Heroine

  • The climax of the movie Rockstar was shot first, followed by the beginning. Wondering why?! Because the film makers didn't want to mess with Ranbir Kapoor's hairdo.

  • Swades was inspired by the story of a real-life couple named Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi, who returned to India, and developed a pedal power generator to light remote, off-the-grid village schools.

  • Saif Ali Khan was the original choice for the Shah Rukh's character in DDLJ. In fact, Tom Cruise was also considered for the role of Raj Malhotra. We wonder, how the movie would have turned out! 

  • Ghajini was the first film to have crossed 100 crores in the box office, and 3 Idiots was the first film to cross the 200 Crore mark in India.