Facts About Hindi Film Industry You May Not Be Aware Of 

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Facts About Hindi Film Industry You May Not Be Aware Of 
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When there are friends in a group or a family that is dining together, any guesses on what they talk? No points for this brainer though! Most of the times, it is Bollywood and the gossip involving it! 

We as Indians have always been intrigued with the latest updates of Khans, the Kapoors and the who's who of the Hindi Film Industry. What they wear to what they eat to where they holiday, all these make for our talks and are ice breakers with new acquaintances.    

Well, just to give more weight to your Bollywood gossip, here we provide some of the facts that you can openly flaunt in the next tittle-tattle that you engage in. 

Did you know who has been the most typecast actor ever in Bollywood? Did you know which Hindi movie has won the maximum number of awards ever? Get all these answers here along with some more important realities that you must know.        

#1. Jagdish Raj Khurana was the most typecast actor ever. 

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The role that he played in 144 films in Bollywood is that of a policeman and also holds a Guinness World Record for the same. With typecasting being a passe in Bollywood, and the actors looking out for new challenging roles with every film, we doubt this record of his being typecast will be broken in near future.     

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#2. Any guesses from the click below, which is the largest screen family of Bollywood?

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The Kapoors. With Prithviraj Kapoor having carved his own path in Bollywood and having passed on his acting skills to his three sons Raj, Shammi and Shashi, the Kapoor family is the one which has nearly 24 people who have acted in the film industry. For this, they hold a Guinness Book of World Record.     

#3. This movie, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, is a part of a College syllabus in Spain. 

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Zoya Akhtar's masterpiece, ZNMD is a movie that revolves around friendship. The movie, which gave us major wanderlust is mostly shot in Spain and is a case study for students of marketing management there because it had increased tourism in the country by nearly 65 percent. Isn't that superb?   

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#4. Love and God is the movie...

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.... which took nearly 20 years to complete. That is a really long duration, though. It was directed by K Asif. There was a delay due to the death of Guru Dutt in 1964. The director died in 1971. It was finally released in 1986. But it was incomplete. It was Mughal-E-Azam that also took long to complete. It took 14 years!    

#5. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai has received the maximum number of awards ever in Bollywood.

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Actor Hrithik Roshan's debut movie has won as many as 102 awards and has registered itself in the Limca Book of Records for the same.  

#6. Kumar Sanu has recorded as many as 28 songs in a day.

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That is stupendous! He has also set a Guinness World record for this. It was in 1993 that he accomplished this. By the way, I am reminded of the mellifluous track 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha' from the movie, 1942: A Love Story.   

*Eargasms*  

#7. The movie Drishyam is the one for which 10 National Award winners teamed up.

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This film was full of talent. A movie that is a complete thriller, Drishyam, is still one of our favourites from Bollywood. 

These were the National Award winners who acted in the film: 

Ajay Devgn, Tabu, director Nishikant Kamat, writer-filmmaker and composer Vishal Bhardwaj, the legendary Gulzar, cinematographer-turned-director Avinash Arun, editor Aarif Shaikh, production house Viacom 18 Motion Pictures producer Kumar Mangat Pathak and director Abhishek Pathak. 

#8. In 2013, Bollywood made as many as 1,724 films. 

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Isn't that a huge number? With most of us keeping an eye on which Bollywood film will be released this week, 2013 kept all the film lovers in high spirits.     

#9. Tamil actress Manorama acted in nearly 1,000 films. 

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A Guinness Book record holder, Manorama has 1,000 films in her cap. 

These facts must have surely added to your knowledge. Stay tuned for more such pieces. 

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