Being acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records is an honor and an exemplary accomplishment. It signifies you have managed to achieve what others could not. Be it something extraordinary or bizarre, it makes you stand apart. Actress Sonakshi Sinha was recently added to the Guinness Book after she a Women’s Day event that she was a part of set a record for most people painting their nails simultaneously.
Here are a few other instances from Bollywood that the Guinness Book of World Records took note.
The Kapoor Family
Known as the first family of Indian cinema, the Kapoors hold the Guinness record for the largest screen family. Since Prithviraj Kapoor first entered the profession in 1929, 24 members of the Kapoor extended family have acted in films.
A legend with a career spanning over six decades in the Indian Music Industry, Asha Bhosle was finally acknowledged in 2011 by the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the most recorded artist in music history. She has recorded up to 11,000 solo, duet and chorus songs in more than 20 Indian languages since 1947.
Baahubali was ‘the film‘ of 2015 and went on a record-breaking spree. What got it into the Guinness Book of Records was not its 50-crore first-day collection or the humongous budget of the film, but its poster. The film officially holds the Guinness World Record for largest movie poster ever.
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
Surprising, but true. This film starring fresh faces Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel became such a huge hit and won a total of 92 awards getting it a spot in the 2002 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for most number of awards won by a film.
Playback singer Kumar Sanu is a household name today. Other than receiving innumerable accolades for his work, he also holds the record for most number of songs recorded in a single day; 28 to be precise.
Aamir Khan’s PK managed to do what the other superstars of Bollywood could not. PK broke records with its worldwide grossing of 741 crore INR and became the most successful Bollywood film. This earned it the title of ‘Highest box-office gross for a Bollywood film‘ in the Guinness Book of World Records.
— By Aditi Santhmayer