More Trivia !!

I came across numerous Bollywood trivia and thought it'll be great to post them here. Some of them came out to be a great deal of surprise to me since I've never heard of them and others I already knew about.


1) Actor Amjad Khan was almost dropped from SHOLAY because scriptwriter Javed Akhtar found his voice weak for Gabbar Singh’s role.

2) Danny Denzongpa was the original choice for playing Gabbar’s role in SHOLAY but due to date hassles, he opted out.

3) The original title of K.C Bokadia’s AAJ KA ARJUN [Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Pradha] was KAUN SUNE FARIYAAD.

4) Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Sharmila Tagore were teamed in DEVDAS, produced by Kailash Chopra and directd by Gulzar. Launched with great pomp and show, the filme was shelved subsequently.

5) Hema Malini and Premnath were working free in Dev Anand’s JAANEMAN, directed by Chetan Anand. How considerate our stars were for their co-stars!

6) According to a report, Neetu Singh was the busiest heroine in 1975, with as many as 85 film assignments on hand. Most of her films were with Rishi, Randhir and uncle Shashi Kapoor.

7) As many as 300 labourers were employed to construct a temple set for J.P Dutta’s KSHATRIYA [Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol] in Bikaner. What’s more, the entire construction took a month to be completed.

8) Zeenat Aman was born in Germany, studied in Los Angeles. She was Miss Asia and her father was a film writer (Aman).

9) Zeenat Aman got dressed up as a village girl with a burnt face and landed up at Raj Kapoor’s office when he was finalizing his heroine for SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM . He was so impressed with her dedication that he signed her immediately.

10) Before entering films, Dilip Kumar used to sell fruits on Bombay’s Mohammed Ali Road.

11) The film PAKEEZAH took 17 long years to complete and since Meena Kumari could not match her steps to one of the dance numbers because of age, Director Kamal Amrohi had to bring in Padma Khanna, and made her to dance to the number with her face covered with Ghunghat.

If you're interested, it's for the song Teer-E-Nazar

12) Saawan Kumar, known for making heroine-oriented films, had signed Rekha to head the cast of KHULI KITAAB. Well, the interesting part is that the film was to star seven heroes opposite Rekha.

13) Not many are aware, the promos of Rakesh Roshan’s KOYLA were designed and executed by Hrithik Roshan, who was assisting his dad in the movie.

14) Do you know that Manisha Koirala had failed the screen test for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1942-A LOVE STORY? Manisha later requested Vidhu for another screen test, which she cleared and became a part of the film.

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