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9 Bollywood Facts That Will Surprise You. REALLY Surprise You!

You think you know everything there is to know about Bollywood? We bet these 9 facts will totally take you by surprise, ‘coz we sure were AMAZED to find them out...

1. Sonam and Ranveer are cousins!

Yes, you heard that right! It's difficult to imagine the elegance of Sonam and the flamboyance of Ranveer on the same family tree, isn't it? But there you have it - truth IS stranger than fiction sometimes.

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2. Bollywood v/s Hollywood

The first Hollywood movie was released in 1910. Whereas the first Bollywood movie was made in 1899. So who keeps copying whom again?

3. In 1990, Akshay Kumar made his Bollywood movie debut. In 1992, Amy Jackson was born. #SinghIsBling

Mildly creeped out by this, folks. Actually, more than mildly.

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4. Who's the fairest tallest of them all?

Yukta Mookhey at 180 cms happens to be the tallest actress Bollywood has seen yet, with Diana Penty (178 cms) coming a close second!

5. It’s in the genes!

Kalki Koechlin's great grandfather was the Chief Engineer for the construction of Eiffel Tower AND the Statue of Liberty! Woah!

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6. The Quantico Files

Priyanka Chopra isn't just the first female Bollywood actress to get a leading role in an American TV series but also the first South Asian!

7. You think you know Hrithik’s actual surname?

Nope, it’s not Roshan. It’s Nagrath. Hrithik Nagrath!

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8. Lata Mangeshkar’s popular song “Ae Malik Tere Bande Hum” was adopted as an anthem by a school in Pakistan!

Music knows no boundaries!

9. Kangana Ranaut and Lisa Haydon weren't cast together for the first time in Queen!

It was actually in the movie Rascals, along with Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt. Trust us, there is a reason you haven't heard of this one!

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