Now, it surely isn’t easy to get professional actors for every small role. Enter, extras! More often than not the job is well done, but sometimes they, well, fail. Most mistakes are hardly noticeable but there are certain infamous scenes where the extras goofed up bad, really bad. And it gets even more annoying because once you see them, you cannot unsee anymore.
Here we list six extras from hell who have completely ruined scenes. Whether it is intentional or not, these actors have definitely left a mark in the history of cinema, something they probably won’t be too proud of.
1. North by Northwest
Everyone remembers this iconic scene where Eve Kendell shoots Roger Thornhill but did you notice the little boy in blue, plugging his ears before the shooting takes place? There. We ruined this for you.
Captain Nathan Algren’s horse kicks one of the guard in the crotch here. The actor though manages to keep his calm. Now this one isn’t really the extra’s fault but that is one horse from hell. Well, the show does go on.
Sridevi is one of the most versatile heroines of Bollywood. She is elegant, beautiful and also has a great sense of humour. She began her acting career at the very early age of four. She has not only worked in Hindi films, but also Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. In her entire career span, Sridevi has won five Filmfare awards and tons of nominations. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award. She is also tagged as the first female superstar of Bollywood! On the occasion of the diva’s 52nd birthday (she’s just two years older than King Khan), let’s take a look at her six most memorable performances. If you haven’t watched these films already, you must give them a watch.
Starring opposite the great Kamal Haasan, Sridevi gave a stellar performance in Sadma. Her character in the film is somewhat complicated, but Sridevi played it with perfection.
This one was a Yash Raj superhit! The onscreen chemistry between Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi was unforgettable, as were her dance numbers.
Even though Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri were the stars of the film, Sridevi managed to steal the limelight with her style and acting. Who can forget the sizzling number Kaate Nahin Katte and the playful song Hawa Hawaai?!
Lamhe was a flop when it released. But if you are a fan of Bollywood romantic films, you should not miss this one. This bittersweet tale about love and relationships will make you weep like a baby.
Sridevi’s comic timing is amazing. Chaalbaaz was a remake of the1973 film Seeta Aur Geeta. If there’s one actress in Bollywood who can do comedy films, without being over-the-top, it is Sridevi. Chaalbaaz is a fine example of Sridevi’s acting prowess. She handled the double role with much finesse. Chaalbaaz will make you laugh out loud!
Released in 2012, English Vinglish turned out to be a huge hit! This is a film that can make you laugh and cry at the same time. With this film, Sridevi once again proved that she is the most expressive and consistent performer in Bollywood.
Currently Sridevi is working on a Tamil film ‘Puli’, together with South superstar Vijay. We can’t wait to see more of her!
If you were looking for a land without stereotypes, Bollywood certainly isn’t the station you’d halt at. It’s easy to notice the cliches that some of our movies fall back on over and over again. And most of them rank high on the corny meter too. A Bollywood fan cannot possibly ignore some cliched characters sketched in the movies. It is cringeworthy how most of them are far from being subtle either. Only recently, few filmmakers have chosen to break away from overused ideas and are beginning to represent stories and characters more real and relatable. But then again, some old habits die hard.
Here is a glance at Bollywood’s five favorite stereotypes, which it definitely needs to get over with:
Damsel in Distress
Although films like Queen, Mary Kom and Gulab Gang have attempted to break certain norms, Bollywood has rarely given up the urge to put its female leads in a "damsel in distress" mode. A film where the heroine saves the hero from the baddies? Wouldn’t that be something?
It takes little to note how there exists a big difference between the Bollywood cops and their real life counterparts. The filmy cops are always ready for a fight, wear Aviators all the time, deliver cheesy one liners and cannot help but show off a chiseled body. We would love to see a handful of such cops in reality mode. Item Girls
Munni, Sheila, Pinky and now, Mary – Bollywood can never get enough of them. Considering how an item number by a leading actress is almost a sure shot recipe for success, it is unlikely for things to change anytime soon. There is a new name each time; the item girls serve the very same purpose.
The Funny Gay People
Bollywood has not particularly been kind when it comes to depicting homosexuality either. In most movies, anybody found swinging the non-straight way is made fun of, made to look silly and is only there for the funnies. It is now that certain filmmakers are taking note of the issue but it is still a tricky road for the industry to tread.
This is always the easy way out. Remember Deepika Padukone from Chennai Express? Her heavily accented Hindi was not only annoying, some even found it offensive. The Parsis, Bengalis, Punjabis or the South Indians; they always will be there with an accent that will be far from being believable, will be the bungling kinds and will be there almost always for comic relief.
Who is to blame? We still wait for acche din of Bollywood.
So you think you are the biggest Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan fan? You might have watched their films a few too many times, but then again that might not make the cut. It takes a little; actually a lot more than mere watching your favourite star’s movies a dozen times when you’re aiming for the “Biggest Fan Ever” title. And this world is filled with such crazy tales. Recently, a woman from Pakistan illegally crossed the border for a glimpse of Salman Khan. While Pakistan and India aren’t really Saat Samundar apart, it does remind us of "Saat samundar paar main tere peechhe peechhe aa gayi".
If you think crossing the border is extreme, wait until you read these:
South Korean actor Ok Taecyeon once received a fan letter. No biggie, right? Prepare to get grossed out. Well, the letter wasn’t any ordinary one. The fan wrote the letter with her period blood. If that wasn’t enough, she sprinkled it with some pubic hair too. Fairydust is so mainstream, isn’t it?
Nothing is impossible
An obsessed fan of Taylor Swift once was arrested after he allegedly swam across all the way to the singer’s Rhode Island beach home.
Emma Philips sold a sparkling mineral water bottle for a whopping $624. What was so special about it? The story goes that after having met Justin Bieber backstage at a TV studio, Emma grabbed the bottle that Justin took a swig from, didn’t quite like and trashed. She put it up for sale on a popular trading website and made some quick cool bucks too.
For the love of King
Ever heard of Vishahrukh? He is also known as Vishal Singh. Vishal converted his home into a SRK palace. His car too is covered with pictures of Shah Rukh Khan.
Ain’t no mountain high enough
Shahid Kapoor has quite a manic fan following too. A NRI fan of the Shaandaar star, went all the way to the base camp of Mount Elbrus and hoisted a huge flag of the Shahid-starrer Haider.
Stop and think. What crazy lengths would you go to for your favourite actor?
Life is a constant struggle. Nothing comes easy, whether it is money, fame or films. The perfect example of this is Bollywood’s Queen Kangana Ranaut’s career. After the success of Queen in 2013, there’s been no looking back for this stunning actress. She has been delivering back-to-back successes. Now everyone is fawning over her acting and style. But yes, she too had an ugly past. A few years ago, Kangana’s career was going down the drain. A few good Bhatt films aside, she was just another struggling actress trying desperately to make her mark in B-town. Let’s take a look at Kangana Ranaut’s worst films ever.
Shakalaka Boom Boom (2007)
The less you know about this film, the better. Starring Upen Patel, Celina Jaitly, Bobby Deol and Kangana Ranaut, Shakalaka Boom Boom was a film about the music industry. Oh, and the music director of the film was Himesh Reshammiya. Need we say more?
Vaada Raha… I Promise (2009)
Did you even know that this film exists? Unfortunately, we do. This is another blooper from Kangana Ranaut’s showreel. Whatever this film promised, we’re certain it wasn’t very pleasant.
Knock Out (2010)
Directed by Mani Shankar, Knock Out starred some superb actors like Irrfan Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Gulshan Grover and also Kangana Ranaut. But it turned out to be just another Bollywood caper with a powerful cast, and not much else.
No Problem (2010)
This slapstick comedy by Anees Bazmee was a disaster of a film. Quite ironically, everything was a problem in this film. Right from the cast to the plot, No Problem had chronic problems that no producer could have solved. Rascals (2011)
This film was a box office dud. It was also one of Kangana’s many miss-able performances. Tezz (2012)
Despite having a stellar cast including Ajay Devgn, Boman Irani and Anil Kapoor, Tezz failed to impress the public and the critics. Kangana Ranaut was also there in the film, though we couldn’t figure out why.
No matter how bad Kangana’s films were in the past, the star is definitely on a roll now! She will be next seen in Nikhil Advani’s Katti Batti, which was earlier titled ‘Saali Kutiya’. Bet you didn’t know that?!
What is the recipe for a perfect weekend? Good food, a few close friends and an awesome movie. Yup, it is as simple as that. Partying is fun, of course. But at times, we all need to take it easy and calm down. And nothing can be as relaxing as a good movie. When it comes to selecting a film, we tend to get a little confused. All sorts of questions come up- “What’s new?”, “Comedy or horror?”, “Classic or indie?”. But hey, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. Specially when we are here to help.
To make your weekend fun and filmy, we have listed five feel-good films that you can rely on. Best enjoyed with a tub of popcorn!
A Woody Allen classic. This film is like hot chocolate for the soul. Starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in the lead roles, Annie Hall is a witty masterpiece. The film tells a story about love and relationships in the 70s. This bittersweet romantic comedy will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Trust a Bill Murray movie to cheer you up, and you won’t disappointed. This film is about a TV weatherman caught in a time warp; Bill Murray is, of course, the weatherman in question. His strange predicament will have you laughing and sympathising in turns. Big bonus: the gorgeous Andie MacDowell is also in the film.
Singin’ in the Rain
A musical can always spread some cheer! And there’s nothing more musical, happy and funny than Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s Singin’ in the Rain. Dance, songs, witty punchlines… this musical has it all! No matter how many times you’ve watched it, the magic of Singin’ in the Rain never gets old.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
This film is a visual treat. Directed by Ben Stiller, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a dream come true. With its brilliant cinematography, this film will transport you to faraway lands. Weekends and daydreaming? A match made in heaven!
The Illusionist is a stunning animation film by Sylvain Chomet. This film is based on a never-filmed script by French comedy-great Jacques Tati. If you want to watch a soulful animation film, The Illusionist is just right for you. The film traces the story of an old magician named Tatischeff and a young woman who idolizes him. While watching the film, keep the tissue-box close by. The Illusionist is a melancholy film, which might reduce you to tears temporarily, but will ultimately leave you feeling uplifted.
When it comes to delivering powerhouse performances with just the right amount of quirk, Irrfan Khan always hits the right spot. This 48-year-old, Padmashri-winning actor never fails to stun us with his acting as well as his personality. Mostly known for doing offbeat roles, Irrfan Khan’s films are always a delight to watch. Whether it’s Piku, Paan Singh Tomar, Lunchbox or Jurassic World, with every film he proves that he’s not just another Bollywood star. He is much cooler and more fun than any other Bollywood actor. Here are five facts that prove beyond a doubt that Irrfan Khan is the most chilled-out actor in Bollywood!
1. While all other Bollywood stars gyrated in vacuous item numbers, Irrfan Khan, together with AIB, created the most epic spoof ‘party song’ ever!
2. He starred in Jurassic World along with Hollywood stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and others. It collected an unprecedented $524.1 million at the box office. And here, some people are still talking about 100-crore business!
3. If you thought only chiseled heroes can romance a hot actress on screen, Irrfan Khan proves otherwise. He broke this stereotype in Piku. His chemistry with Deepika Padukone was endearing, to say the least.
4. Never seen him dance? Well, here’s Irrfan Khan in his most swag mode.
5. Irrfan Khan has received many international awards, including Asian Film Award for Best Actor, Outstanding Achievement Award- Asia-Pacific Film Festival and Best Actor- Dubai International Film Festival. And guess what, Julia Roberts personally congratulated him for his performance in Slumdog Millionaire!
All hail the Queen of Swag- Sonakshi Sinha! Haters gonna hate, but this Dabangg girl is certainly roaring her way to stardom. Right now, she is one of the most glamorous divas of Bollywood. Whether it is style, swag or selfies, Sonakshi Sinha has it all working for her!
This curvilicious babe is wooing her fans with her killer selfies. Her Instagram account is as awesome as her! When it comes to selfies, Sonkashi Sinha is always a level ahead of other Bollywood stars. She goes beyond the regular pout and stuns us with her fabulous style and desi attitude. Yup, she is Bollywood’s Queen of Selfies, indisputably!
Don’t believe us? Check out these ‘dabangg’ selfies of Sonakshi Sinha!
Sundays are sunnier with Sonakshi!
Being a bad girl is fun! And Sonakshi knows it well.
So you like bad boys, huh? The ones with an unpredictable attitude, bad mood swings and a chronic swearing problem. How charming!
But dating bad boys can be quite fun. You don’t have to worry about commitments and life is a rollercoaster ride. We meet all sorts of "bad guys" in our lives. But have you ever wondered, what it would be like to date a Bollywood villain? Sounds dicey? But if you don’t take the risk, how will you ever know? In all Bollywood films, the hero always gets the girl. Besides the regular vamps, the villains NEVER get a romantic song-dance sequence or a dreamy love affair. And everyone deserves a little bit of love. ‘Cause you never know what love can do!
Here, we’ve listed five super-villains from Bollywood, who we think deserve, at least, a single date night. Choose wisely!
Ranjeet is well-known for his vile ways of behaving with women. But things might just work out, maybe if you get him a bottle of wine and some cheese. Wine and cheese are a great combination to ignite romance. Don’t be surprised if he says something like this: "Itni mazedaar "cheese" bhagwan ke liye kaise chodh dun? Hargiz nahi!" If not for love, maybe for cheese!
“Yeh haath mujhe dede”… jaaneman(!) When a man utters cheesy lines like this, the heart of course, will melt. Gabbar is a legend. Who wants a man with a boring regular job? This is a man of many talents. Your life will be filled with adventures.
"Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra". Is it us or does it sound like "The name is Bond. James Bond"? And when the name is "prem", how can evil exist within. Swoon!
Some men are totally insensitive. They don’t care how much time you have spent to cook their favorite meal, they just aren’t satisfied. But Mogambo is different. A man of few words, whatever he says, he says it with love… "Mogambo, khush hua!" He will express his appreciation, without fail.
Nothing like sweet surprises! Shakaal knows the best. He is known to surprise his enemies with zehreeli gas. But this man can still woo you with his "bald" appeal. You will know good things are in store for you when he utters "Yeh ‘perfume’ dheere dheere mehfil ko aur rangeen banati rahegi." 😉
We all enjoy a little pun-maska now and then. Over the years, Amul has been consistently treating us not only to their “utterly, butterly” products, but also to these pun-ilicious posters.
The cute Amul girl, dressed in a polka-dotted frock, has been entertaining us since 1966. Created by Sylvester da Cunha and Eustace Fernandez, this chubby little girl always puts a smile on our faces. Whether it’s a political cartoon or a filmy kahaani, Amul has entertained us with its quirky ad ideas and witty taglines. And of course, our favorite ones are the Bollywood posters! When it comes to cinema, Amul always creates the best advertisements. Here are 10 butter-licious movie posters by Amul that we love.
After the death of Eustace Fernandes, Rahul daCunha, the creative head of ad-agency daCunha Communications, continues to create these amazing posters. But that’s not all! This multi-talented man is also a prominent theater artist. After the success of the play One on One, which was co-written with Anuvab Pal, Rahul daCunha is back with its sequel. If you love theater and comedies, you must go for this one- it promises to be butter-licious, too!