Listed below are a few interesting facts about Bollywood and its inside world.
In the latest film Barfi! Katrina Kaif was Anurag basu’s original choice to narrate the story instead of Ileana D’Cruz. Kats refused the role due to unknown reasons.
During the shoot of Gangs of Wasseypur, in Banaras, the assistant director Sohil Shah, died in an accident, when he fell off a bridge while in a jeep. Sohil suffered an instant hemorrhage when he hit his ear against a metal rod.
Diana Penty’s character in Cocktail was initially given to Deepika Padukone. However, DP opted for Veronica’s character as ‘Meera’s” character in Cocktail was quite similar to that of ‘Meera’s’ character in ‘Love Aaj Kal’. Also, while in their modelling days, Deepika Padukone was replaced by Diana Penty as Maybelline’s brand ambassador.
In Don 2, Shah Rukh Khan (Don) is seen riding on a long motorway aboard a bridge, a motorbike, with a license plate reading “Don 3”. Hence, there may be a possibility of a sequel.
Rockstar was shot in reverse order, with the climax being shot first. Reason: The makers did not want to disturb the continuity of Ranbir Kapoor’s hairstyle.
The producers of Ghajini were not keen on casting Asin opposite Aamir Khan as she is a South Indian actress. However, Aamir was so much impressed with Asin’s performance in the original Tamil version that he insisted on her playing the lead. It is said that he personally requested Asin to play the lead in the Hindi version. Priyanka Chopra was the original choice.
Shahrukh Khan’s role in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was initially offered to Saif Ali Khan. Even Tom Cruise was considered for the role of Raj Malhotra (SRK’s role in the film).
Dil Chahta Hai was written keeping in mind Akshaye Khanna, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan. When Hrithik turned down the role, it went to Abhishek Bachchan. However, Aamir Khan was finally roped in. Also Sonali Kulkarni’s role as Pooja was initially offered to Isha Koppikar.
Salman Khan was initially offered the role of Devdas, which was later on enacted by his rival Shahrukh Khan.
In Ishqiya, Preity Zinta was the makers original choice. However, Vidya Balan took over the female lead.
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