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12:00 AM, September 07, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 07, 2019

BLAST FROM THE PAST

ROMAN HOLIDAY 

Released on: August 20, 1953

Directed by: William Wyler

DID YOU KNOW: It almost starred Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor, and Frank Capra was supposed to direct it. Gregory Peck met his second wife, Veronique Passani during the shoot.

CHOKHER BALI

Released on: October 2, 2003

Directed by: Rituparno Ghosh

DID YOU KNOW: In Chokher Bali, actor Bipasha Basu was supposed to play the role of Binodini. It is the first film where Aishwarya Rai left behind her glamorous heroine roles and played the role of a simple, yet strong and determined widow.

SHOLAY

Released on: August 15, 1975

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

DID YOU KNOW: Nobody watched Sholay when it was first released. Real bullets were used during the shooting, and reportedly, a bullet nearly missed Amitabh Bachchan. One of the most interesting lesser known facts about the cast of Sholay is, Jaya Bachchan who played the role of Thakur’s widowed daughter-in-law was actually pregnant in real life. She was pregnant with her daughter Shweta during the shooting of the film and later during the premiere of Sholay, Jaya was expecting her son Abhishek.

 

 

 

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