• Bollywood is one of the most respected film fraternities in the world and people feel proud to be associated with Indian cinema. Each year, we see some amazing movies and performances by the budding newcomers as well as the existing superstars. 2016 witnessed some of the finest performances which will be remembered always. Not only males, but the female actors also have grabbed the public attention largely. Let’s look inside for the nominations of the best actors and actresses of 2016.
  • Are you completely smitten by the box office ratings? Have a look at these top 10 Bollywood movies which came as a bang at the box office charts this year. Don’t miss it!
  • B-town divas are anyone’s top favourite choice when it comes to magazine covers.From the newbie’s to established actresses in the Bollywood, all of them have graced the magazine cover once in a while. We bring you the collection of the best cover shoots for the year 2016. Take a look!
  • Cameos play a very interesting role in the movies especially, to give a delightful surprise to the viewers and make that movie ‘Paisa Vasool’ forever. 2016 has witnessed some exciting cameos which were so fitting in the films. Have a look!
  • The year 2016 has been a roller coaster ride and full of surprises for the tinseltown and for all the fans out there. We saw many rumored link-ups, some break-ups, marriages as well as divorces. So, we have come up with a summed-up list of all that news which happened throughout the year. Who had a nasty divorce? Who were seen secretly together? Who have plans for marriage? Well, let’s read on to know the reality.
  • Bollywood is all about promising performances. Several fresh faces have arrived in the past few years and have made their mark in the industry. Here’s a list of top Bollywood debutants to watch out for in 2017.
  • Many Bollywood celebs have donned roles which have required them to undergo huge makeovers. The makeover list includes SRK, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and many more actors from our tinsel town. Let’s take a look!
  • Salman Khan is that one actor who has not restricted himself to the camps of Bollywood. Salman along with Shahrukh has always pushed new faces into the industry. But not everyone became famous. Here’s the list of failed ones!
  • We have seen many Bollywood celebs over the years who have played the roles as cute kids. Many of the Bollywood celebs have made their debut as a child star in the industry. Here’s presenting to you, a list of some famous child stars from the B-town. Take a look!
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  • Sunil Dutt initially used to be an RJ for Radio Ceylon and wanted to interview his favorite actress Nargis, but it had to be cancelled when he could not say a single word to her. Later, when he worked with her in ‘Mother India’ (1957), they fell in love and got married.

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  • Kareena Kapoor : Kareena's name was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother read while she was pregnant with her. But her family and close friends call her Bebo. 

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  • Akshay Kumar is son of producer Aruna Bhatia.

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  • Salman Khan's real name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan.

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  • Being a Muslim man Shahrukh Khan married to a Hindu woman, he and his wife combine both religious backgrounds into their children's education.

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  • Katrina Kaif's father was a Kashmiri Indian.

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  • Salman Khan is the only actor to have had six back to back 100 Crore plus films. Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012) and Jai Ho (2014). His film Wanted (2009) grossed around 100 Crore plus at the Indian Box Office and even did great business at the International Box Office.

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  • Mahima Chaudhary has a shoe fetish. She spends most of her free time shopping for shoes. During one such shopping stint, she actually picked up a dozen pairs of the same variety in every colour available

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  • Because the cinema industry was still considered a low profession in the 40s, music director Naushad was introduced by his parents to his bride as a tailor. And ironically, the music that played in his ‘baraat’ was from ‘Rattan’ (1944) – that had been composed by him.

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  • Salman Khan was initially offered the role of Devdas, which was later on enacted by his rival Shahrukh Khan.

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  • Sushmita Sen Did you know that former beauty queen and actress Sushmita Sen keeps a python as a pet?
     

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  • Salman Khan has been wearing Feroza (turquoise) stone bracelet for the past 15 years.

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  • Rakhee favorite snach is cheese and marmalade on crackers.

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  • Shahrukh Khan wears his wedding ring on his right hand.

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  • Shah Rukh Khan always agreed to star in Aditya Chopra's films without looking at the script first.

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  • Shahrukh Khan's first salary was Rs 50 which he earned by working as an usher at a Pankaj Udhas' concert in Delhi. He used the money to take the train to Agra and see the Taj Mahal. 

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  • Actor Annu Kapoor used his real name " Anil Kapoor" for his first film Adharshila. He later changed it to Annu Kapoor to avoid confusion with Anil Kapoor.

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  • Akshay Kumar is superstitious. He will never write anything on a page unless he first heads it with an ‘Om’.

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  • In Sholay, both Amit Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar were more keen to play the dacoit Gabbar Singh which eventually was played by newcomer Amjad Khan.

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  • Farhan Akhtar directed the music video for the 1998 hit song "Breathless" from the debut album ofShankar Mahadevan, which made him famous. Later on Farhan Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan went on to collaborate in every movie Farhan directed, with Shankar composing the music for his films as the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan,Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa).

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  • Salman Khan uses a mulmul cloth to wipe his nose. You will never find him with a handkerchief or tissue! 

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  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has become a milestone, which is yet to be achieved by anyone even after a decade. It has completed 700 weeks of undeterred run at Mumbai’s Minnerva theatre a couple of years back. It was released nationwide on October 20, 1995.

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  • Salman Khan in his early days as a struggling actor he never used his father's name and influence like many other heroes with relatives in the industry. He used to visit producers on his own and audition for roles.

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  • In two completely unconnected movies, Irrfan Khan speaks of 'Richard Parker': the tiger in Life of Pi (2012) and Spiderman's dad in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

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  • Shahrukh Khan personal bodyguard's name is Yasmin Khan. When his bodyguard got married, Shahrukh gifted him a flat that is located beside his residence Mannat.

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  • At the time of marriage, Dilip Kumar was 44 and Saira Banu was 22.

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  • Salman Khan's all time favorite actors in bollywood are Megastars Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha.

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  • Farhan did something very unconventional in Bollywood by singing all his songs himself for the movie Rock On!! (2008) as the movie featured him as a rockstar.

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  • 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.

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  • On August 21, 1979 Dharmendra converted to Islam, changed his name to Dilawar Khan, got married to actress Hema Malini, as his first wife, Prakash Kaur, could not be divorced either as she was mother his 4 children and he had fallen in love with Hema Malini only from 1975 whereas had married Prakash Kaur in 1954. In accordance with the Hindu Marriage Act it is illegal for a Hindu to get re-married when his first wife is still alive. Two Congress party-members have launched law-suits against him under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code in this connection as he failed to make a declaration of his religion when he joined the Janata Party.

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  • ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960) was a trilingual – with all scenes shot thrice in Hindi, Tamil and English. When the Tamil one flopped miserably, the English language one was aborted.

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  • Govinda had a narrow escape from death on January 5, 1994. While travelling to a studio for the shooting of 'Khuddar (1994)', the actor's car hit another car, resulting in him sustaining injuries to his head. Though bleeding profusely, Govinda did not cancel the shooting. After visiting a doctor, he shot for the film till midnight.

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  • During escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, Dilip Kumar had agreed to accept an award from Pakistan, and was threatened by workers of an extreme right-wing political party in Bombay, India. He actually wrote to the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for protection. The threat has now subsided with improved relations between India and Pakistan.

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  • Raj kapoor worked as assistant director on Dilip Saab's first film- Jwar Bhata' before making his debut in 'Aag'.

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  • Jeetendra total film appearances were in 226 films and 121 of them were box office hits and 102 were flops.

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  • Shahrukh was turned down the Quiz Master's (Prem Kapoor) role in Slumdog Millionaire and the role went to Anil Kapoor.

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  • John Abraham voice was dubbed by another actor in his first film Jism (2003).

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  • Dharmendra’s fee when he debuted in 1960 in the movie ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’ was a meager 51 rupees.

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  • Arjun Rampal has acted with Nicole Kidman in ad for Schweppes Drink, produced by Sir Ridley Scott (Gladiator Director) and directed by Shekhar Kapoor.

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  • Rishi Kapoor is petrified of flying. He cannot board a plane till he is drunk out of his wits.

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  • SRK joined Barry John's theatre group in New Delhi and learned acting from him, Barry John also taught acting to Manoj Bajpayee in his theatre group.

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  • Salman studied acting at actress Daisy Irani's acting institute along with his friends Sajid Khan and Chunky Pandey.

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  • Akshay Kumar was awarded the highest Japanese honour of “Katana” and a sixth degree Black Belt in Kuyukai Gojuryu Karate.

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  • Hrithik Roshan was catapulted overnight to instant superstardom with debut hit film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000).

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  • Shahrukh Khan son, Aryan Khan, voice of Tez Lajawaab (Dash), character for Hindi dubbed version of Disney's animated film, The Incredibles (Hum Hain Lajawaab).

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  • ‘Silsila’ (1981) is the only movie in which Shashi played an elder brother to Amitabh. In all the other movies starring the duo, Amitabh has essayed the role of the elder sibling. The films include hits like ‘Deewar’, ‘Suhaag’, ‘Do Aur Do Paanch’ and ‘Namak Halaal’.

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  • Akshay Kumar studied martial arts in Bangkok before becoming an actor.

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  • 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.

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  • Amitabh Bachchan He worked in Calcutta for the shipping firm Shaw & Wallace as executive and as a freight broker for Bird and Co. It was in Calcutta that he bought a second-hand Fiat as his first car.
     

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  • Salman was voted 7th best-looking man in the world by People Magazine.

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  • Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge has won the most number of filmfare awards till date.

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  • Shahrukh Khan debut film was Dil Aashna Hai but due to the delay in the release of the film Deewana was considered as his debut film.

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  • The only time in the history of any Indian award, when the best female playback singer award was shared was between Ila Arun and Alka Yagnik for ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ in ‘Khalnayak’.

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  • Hrithik Roshan fought hard to overcome a stammering problem.

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  • Ranbir Kapoor still takes Rs 1,500 pocket Money from his mom every week.

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  • Akshay Kumar won Best Villain award for Ajnabee (2001) as it was his first ever award since his career started in 1991.

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  • The popular United Kingdom Magazine "Guardian" said Lagaan is a must-see movie especially for the British.

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  • Ex-Miss Universe Sushmita Sen adopted a baby girl. Her name is Renee and she lives with Sushmita.

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  • Rani Mukherjee While in school at the age of 14, Rani did a cameo role in her father's Bengali film Biyar Phool (1992).
     

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  • Guru Dutt committed suicide in 1964 by an overdoes of sleeping tablets.

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  • 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.

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  • Irfan Khan is the first Bollywood actor who star in two films that won the Academy Award for Best Director (Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Life of Pi (2012)). Both films also won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.

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  • Geet Gaaya Pattharonne was Jeetendra first hit, but that didn't fetch him offers as a lead hero. It was Farz released in 1967, his 4th film appearance and 3rd as the male lead, which made him a known face.

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  • Salman Khan was offered Saif Ali Khan's role in 'Kal Ho Na Ho'

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  • Shah Rukh Khan runs a production company "Dreamz Unlimited" with actress, friend, co-star Juhi Chawla and director, friend Aziz Mirza.

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  • Katrina Kaif visits  Sidhivinayak Temple, Mount Mary Church and Ajmer Sharif Dargah before the release of her every film.
     

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  • Salman Khan made his debut in 1988 in 'Biwi Ho To Aisi' as Farouq Sheikh's Younger Brother.

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  • Aamir Khan once shaved off his hair because a girl rejected him.

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  • Lootera movie is based on O'Henry's classic story, 'The Last Leaf'

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  • Aamir Khan's favorite sport is Chess and Rubik's cube

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  • The song ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon’ in the film by the same name is the longest Hindi film song. The length of this iconic song is 20 minutes and the song is featured in three installments in the film.

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  • Preity Zinta Besides her acting, Preity Zinta has also written a series of columns for BBC News Online of South Asia.
     

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  • Imran Khan is not an Indian citizen, but he is actually a US citizen.
     

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  • Jeetendra and Rajesh Khanna went to the same school and college - St.Sebastain Goan School and Kishanchand Chellaram College. But unlike Khanna, who actively participated in inter-college competitions and won many awards, Jeetendra never participated in any drama competitions during his college days.

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  • On the sets of Amar Akbar Antony Rishi Kapoor smeared kajal on Neetu Singh's face just before the shoot of a song. Poor girl had to redo her makeup.

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  • Sholay won only one award even after its mega success at the box office.

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  • The 1957 film Musafir had one Dilip Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar where sings in Dilips own voice....Lagi nahin chhote rama kahe jiya jai. The film was critically acclaimed.

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  • Amitabh is a great fan of Brazilian soccer players. His favorite however is Rudd Gullit. He also has a fondness for golf.

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  • In Ishqiya, Preity Zinta was the makers original choice. However, Vidya Balan took over the female lead.

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  • Dev Anand picked up his movie titles and story lines from newspaper headlines and stories.

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  • Saif Ali Khan was the original choice for Shahrukh Khan’s role in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. Even Tom Cruise was considered for the role of Raj Malhotra (SRK’s role in the film)

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  • For a country that is obsessed with films, there are still very few cinema screens. India has fewer than 13,000 screens compared with nearly 40,000 screens in the US.

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  • Anil Kapoor’s family lived in Raj Kapoor’s garage when they first moved to Mumbai. Later they shifted to a room in one of Mumbai’s middle-class suburbs.

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  • Salman Khan arrested by police under the charge of having connection with underworld mafia. He was also questioned about Bharat S. Shah, a producer of Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) since Shah has also been linked with underworld mafia.

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  • Farhan Akhtar is exactly one day older than actor Hrithik Roshan, who's a close friend in personal life.

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  • Lata Mangeshkar's song ‘Ae Malik Tere Bande Hum’ from ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957) which was an original composition by Vasant Desai, was adapted by a Pakistani school as the school anthem.

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  • Govinda had got 2007 - Most Stylish Comeback Award at the MTV Lycra Style Awards.

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  • Nana Patekar actually stayed in military camp for several months to prepare for his movie Prahaar.

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  • Aishwarya's first ever commercial was for Camlin pencils while in 9th grade.

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  • Amitabh Bachchan is so punctual that many a times he used to open the gates of Filmistan Studios himself for he used to reach the place before the watchman or gatekeeper.

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  • Ashok Kumar was a lab assistant in Bombay Talkies before he became an actor in 1936.

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  • Fardeen Khan was arrested on May 5th 2001 in connection with Cocaine Seizure.

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  • Award winning singer Sonu Nigam played the younger avatar of Sunny Deol in the film 'Betaab'.

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  • Jeetendra’s first film was ‘Navrang’ (1959), where he played Sandhya’s body double.

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  • Dilip Kumar has won the most awards as the Best Actor with 8 awards spanning over 3 decades.

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  • Dharmendra Hema Malini were paired in lead roles romantically in 31 films but have worked in 35 films. Of them, had 20 hits.

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  • Dharmendra starred in Alok Chitra's shelved film " Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil " in 1965. The film co starred Shashi Kapoor. This would have been the first film they both worked in.

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  • Devika Rani was the first actress with a degree in film-making.

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  • Madhuri's Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, which is one the biggest Blockbuster films to be have ever made in Bollywood not only broke records in India, but also in abroad. In UK the movie grossed 1 million pounds and created a record which hasn't been broken.

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  • Lagaan is the first Bollywood film in which maximum number of foreigners have worked.

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