Bollywood is known for its masala style incorporated with drama and a slice of life. Spanning over a period of 100 years, it has established a reputation across the nation and some world records too. It is a known fact that Bollywood produces the maximum number of movies per year; almost twice the number of Hollywood movies per year.
Here is a list of 10 world records held by Bollywood
1. Highest number of public appearances by a film star at different cities in 12 hours
Record holder: Abhisek Bachchan
Being a movie star is all about fame and money, right? Apparently not!
Abhisek bachchan made a world record by making the highest number of public appearances by a film star at different cities in 12 hours.
The movie is based on the kala bander incident that happened in Delhi.
Earlier world record holders were German actors Jorgen Vogel and Daniel Brohl.
2. Most Prolific Bollywood Lyricist
Record holder: Sameer Anjaan
Sameer Anjan has created a name for himself in the Bollywood because of his simple yet beautiful use of vocabulary in his lyrics. His style not only made him a fan favourite but also helped him to establish a world record.
He has penned songs like Jab Se Tere Naina (Saawariya), Tum Paas Aaye (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai), Nazar Ke Saamne (Aashiqui) along with more than 3,000 songs.
3. Recording the maximum number of songs in a day
Record holder: Kumar Sanu
These days you may not hear much from him but he was the king of Bollywood songs back in 90’s. He has sung some of the most beloved melodies from the 90’s and paved a new path for the coming generation of singers.
The singer made a world record by recording 28 songs in a single day.
Some of his popular songs include Tujhe Dekha To (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge), Ek Ladki Ko Dekha (1942: A Love Story) and Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain (Pardes).
4. World’s largest poster
Record holder – Baahubali: The Beginning
The first impression of a movie is made through its poster. Bollywood knows it well and has put efforts in making humongous posters of some of the anticipated movies.
Some of the movies like Boss, and MSG: Messenger of god tried making large posters but the record goes to Baahubali: The Beginning. The movie was a huge commercial and critical success, so the success of a movie might be proportional to the size of its poster.
5. Most typecast actor
Record Holder: Jagdish Raj
Most of the artists try their best to avoid being typecast. Some actors dedicate themselves to pick bizarre or unique characters each time for the sake of improving as an actor or to push the boundaries.
There are some actors for whom being a typecast has helped them to establish themselves. Jagdish Raj has played the character of cop in 144 movies.
6. Fewest actors in a narrative film
Record holder: Yaadein (1964 film)
The movie is not only remembered for its record; it is one of the most breakthrough movies of the Bollywood, probably the entire movie history.
So how much is “few”? Well, Sunil Dutt, who also directed and produced the movie, was the only actor in the movie. Nargis Dutt made a small appearance. But even if you count her, there were only two actors in the movie, thus achieving the record.
7. Most number of awards for a movie
Record holder: Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
The movie is remembered as the successful debut of the now popular actor, Hrithik Roshan. The movie was not only popular among audience but even the critics praised it.
It won an astounding number of 92 awards.
I haven’t even won that number of awards in my whole life.
8. Most songs recorded by a playback singer
Record holder: Asha Bhosle
Is it anything odd to see the most melodic voice of Bollywood to hold the record of maximum number of songs recorded by a playback singer? Asha bhosle has recorded more than 11000 solo, duets and chorus backed songs and several others in over 20 Indian languages since 1947.
She is known for songs like Dum Maro Dum (Hare Rama Hare Krishna), Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Caravan) and Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko (Yaadon Ki Baraat).
9. Largest screen family of Bollywood
Record Holder: Kapoors
Bollywood has seen rise and fall of many families taking up the profession related to movies. Most of them couldn’t win the trial against time and became nothing but a memory, while some grew up stronger than before.
Kapoor family holds the record of being the largest screen family of Bollywood.
10. Longest film career as an actress
Record holder: Lalita Pawar
Lalita Pawar made her debut on the silver screen at the age of 12 and since then never looked back. She transcended into movies of other local languages.
She has appeared over 700 movies including ‘Anari’, ‘Shri 420’ and ‘Mr & Mrs 55’, ‘Junglee’, etc. She has contributed her service for more than 70 years.