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Best female characters played by Indian male actors

There are lots of male actors who have played female characters in movies. Some of them put their best foot forward while portraying female characters. And, some did worst in the name of acting skills while portraying female characters. Here are some of the best female characters  played by male actors:Kamal Hassan in Chachi 420 
Ritesh Deshmukh in Apna Sapna Money Money
Govinda in Aunty No. 1 
Shreyas Talpade in Golmaal and Paying Guests 
Ashish Chaudharyin Dhamaal 
These are some of the good female characters played by male Indian actors. If you want a post related to the worst female characters played by male Indian actors, follow the blog and also let me know in comments. 

Facts you didn't know about Breaking Bad TV Series

Bryan Cranston has a Breaking Bad tattoo on his ring finger.When characters on the show are smoking meth, they are actually smoking sugar or rock candy but do not inhale. The candy meth is produced by The Candy Lady, a local shop in Albuquerque.Aaron Paul says the word "bitch" 54 times throughout the series. Walter White was originally written to be 40 years old. AMC felt that 40 was too young for Walter to have a mid-life crisis and requested his age change to 50.  It was Vince Gilligan's decision to finish the show in season 5. He didn't want to make the mistake many successful shows make by running too long until the quality decreases. Recent studies show that it is impossible to make crystal meth blue the way Walter White does. When one of Tuco's two cousins was cast, he was asked if he knew of anyone who looked similar, with a strong physique and the same intensity. He recommended his brother, who got the role immediately. The series ran for 62 episodes. The 62nd…

Facts you didn't know about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is the last feather on the Breaking Bad tv series. Here are some of the facts and trivias which you didn't know about the El Camino: During the beginning of the film a shot of Twisters restaurant in New Mexico is featured. This restaurant was used as Los Pollos Hermanos during past seasons.In a short scene in the original Breaking Bad series Jesse Pinkman picks up a bug crawling slowly on the ground and smiles at it before setting it back down, a subtle insight into his kind and gentle nature. In El Camino there is a similar scene where Jesse picks up a beetle from the ground, symbolizing he is still the same person at heart despite being held captive, tortured and watching loved ones die.The Limo driver Clarance who brought the girls to the welding place appeared in Better Call Saul twice. He was one of the two guys along side of Mike when they met with Pryce in the parking garage in season ones Pimento. He was also in the season fours PiƱata. He he…

Facts about Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)

Vicky Kaushal and all the supporting cast trained at the Mumbai naval bases in Cuffe Parade and Navy Nagar, where Army Captains and Majors taught them slithering, use of arms and ammunition, and other drills used by the armed forces.The filming of the scenes in the movie capturing the fights and struggles was done in Serbia.Vicky Kaushal would train daily for five hours and do three hours of military training in order to gain the stamina.During the Uri attack, they were said to have lobbed 17 grenades in three minutes.19 army personnel were killed during the attack. An additional 80-100 soldiers were reported to have been injured. A gun battle ensued lasting six hours, in which all four terrorists were killed.Indo Pak border and the LOC and other posts like Military post and terrorist camps were created in Serbia. Teaser of the film was launched one day before the second anniversary of Surgical strike on 27 September 2018. Paresh Rawal and his wife Swaroop Sampat appear in a same film t…

Facts you never knew about Jim Carrey's 'The Mask' on its 25th Anniversary

It's been 25 years since "The Mask" hit theaters and capped off an amazingly successful year for Jim Carrey. Even now, we can look back on this kooky romantic comedy as one of the only good comic book movies of the '90s. Celebrate this big anniversary by learning more about the making of "The Mask" and why it's so different from the source material.

Jim Carrey based his character on his father's friend Mike "The Mask" Petronio.Jim Carrey was paid $450,000 for his work in the film, a huge bargain for New Line because the deal was signed before Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) became a surprise hit, and made The Mask a hot property for the summer 1994 release schedule; Carrey then inked a $7 million before this film opened to star in Dumb and Dumber (1994)."The Mask" is loosely based on a comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics. However, the source material is much darker, with the stories focusing on ordinary people who a…

Facts you don't know about Rap God Eminem's 8 Mile(2002) movie

"Lose Yourself" recorded especially for 8 Mile, was the first rap song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song; which it did in 2003.The sheet of paper that Jimmy writes on on the bus is the real sheet that Eminem wrote "Lose Yourself" on. The sheet of paper sold for $10,000 on an eBay auction.Eminem was unable to accept his Academy Award in person. He felt so sure another nominee would win that he did not bother to attend the ceremony. Instead he was sleeping, while his daughter watched cartoons the night he won.The rap battle scenes took days to film, and the 300 extras were starting to get bored. Director Curtis Hanson started an improv freestyle rap battle among them, and the three best rappers would be filmed going head-to-head with Eminem. Each of the 134 volunteers got fifteen seconds in front of the judiciary panel. Ultimately, the jury chose four rappers, who got a one-shot, one-take-only scene with Eminem, who wanted to mime his responses to save …

Some facts about Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy [Apna Time Ayega]


The movie is based on the life of rap artists Naved Shaikh (Naezy) and Vivian Fernandes (Divine).Film was shot in slum areas of Dharavi in Mumbai where a huge set of slum was erected on an open ground.All other rappers during the battle scenes are real rappers from the Indian Rap World and not actors.The first Bollywood film to be based on rappers.The night out graffiti scene makes social commentary on anthropogenic impact on the environment, bias towards fair skin, basic needs, consumerism and unrealistic female body shapes.Amruta Subash playing mother to Ranveer Singh is only 7 years older than him.Mother and Daughter Amruta Subhash and Jyothi Subash act together for the first time in Hindi film.They are known to act together in Marathi films.Amruta Subash plays daughter in law to Jyothi Subash.While on ground Murad's friend Moeen said him Salim Shady, which is a play on Eminem's nick name slim shady. Salim is a Muslim name.The soundtrack is composed, and perf…

Facts N Trivias about Slumdog Millionaire

The pile of excreta that the young Jamal jumps into was made from a combination of peanut butter and chocolate.Danny Boyle originally wanted Indian actor ShahRukh Khan - who has hosted the final season of "Kaun Banega Crorepati?"  (2000) which is Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" (1998) - to play the game show host, but the actor was not available. The actor who play the host, Anil Kapoor , was a guest on the show and won 5,00,000 rupees.As of 2010, Slumdog Millionaire and Schindler's List are the only films to win Best Picture, Director and Screenplay at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the Oscars.This movie was released straight to DVD instead of getting a theatrical release.A.R. Rahman just took 20 days to compose the entire soundtrack of this movie.Approximately, 20% of movie's dialog is in Hindi.This is the first 'de facto' foreign film to win Academy Award for Best Picture since "The Last Emperor (1987)" in 1988.Indian d…

Some amazing facts you must know about Kangana Ranaut's Queen

Initially, Kareena Kapoor was offered the role of Rani, but she refused.The director said that they didn't have the budget to shoot elaborate sequences or stay put at one location for long. "We are just 25 people from India for the shoot. We would book a place for couple of hours, then rush to another location. We would eat at the nearest hotel where we were shooting, and at times Kangna would change her clothes in public toilets! We shot in about 145 locations in 40 days.", said Vikas Bahl.The famous Paris Love Pedlock place was shown in the film.Kangna Ranaut is seen wearing an "Alice in Wonderland" sweat shirt on her last day in Amsterdam. This is a tribute to the book on which the movie is loosely based.Vikas Bahl had written the script keeping Kangana Ranaut in mind and Anurag Basu helped Vikas Bahl in meeting and casting her.

Some Facts about Shahid Kapoor's Haider

Both director Vishal Bhardwaj and lead actor Shahid Kapoor did not charge any money for the film as they neither want to increase the budget nor compromise with the quality.The film was given U/A certificate after 41 cuts by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which included a corpse loaded truck, wire being inserted inside a naked man, bloody dead body, abusive language etc. Other scenes were considered offensive too.Shahid Kapoor learnt a six page monologue for the climatic scene where his character "Haider" turns mad. He put forth the delivery of that monologue in front of a crowd of 5000 people. For filming the scene, which was done in 3-4 hours, Shahid Kapoor was made bald.The word 'Chutzpah' was used by Haider several times is actually a Hebrew word which means "certain audacity to get away with outrageous conduct."Initially, Manoj Vajpayee had to play Khurram, which was eventually played by Kay Kay Menon.During the Lal Chowk scene, the Ghanta…

Facts about Birdman(2014)

List of facts about the Academy Award nominated movie Birdman
The movie was shot in less than a month.The movie's subtitle "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" is revealed to be the title of the review that film critic Tabitha (Lindsay Duncan) writes about the play at the end of the movie.Edward Norton's character in "Fight Club" suffering Dissociative Identity Syndrome kills his second identity by shooting himself in the head. Similarly, Michael Keaton's character also suffer from the same disorder and also kills his second identity by shooting him in the head near the end of the film.It is edited to look like one continuous shot.Before the shooting began, the director sent his cast a photo of Philippe Petit walking on the tight rope between the Twin Towers. He told them, "Guys, this is the movie we are doing. If we fall, we fail."

Facts about Fifty Shades of Grey

Angelina Jolie was offered to direct Fifty Shades of Grey, but she declined.During shooting of the sex scenes, director Sam Taylor-Johnson would put some quiet music on to help the cast to relax and create mood for the scenes.By early 2012, several Hollywood studios had presented presentations tothe author and her agent to obtain the film rights to the Fifty Shades trilogy. Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount and Universal, as well as Mark Wahlberg's  production company put in bids for the film rights, with Universal Pictures and Focus Features eventually securing the rights to the trilogy in March 2012.This movie is banned in Kenya due to prolonged and explicit sexual scenes.In this movie, all the sex scenes constitute 14 minutes and 17 seconds of the run-time.Officially, it received an R-rating from the MPAA(Motion Picture Association of America) on January 7,2015 for strong sexual content including unusual behaviour, dialogue and graphic nudity and also language.In an interview, dire…

Facts you didn't know about Sholay (1975)

Sholay (1975) was directed by Ramesh Sippy starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan. Here are some facts related to this movie. The scene of killing of Thakur's family by Gabbar is an adaptation of the killing of McBain family by Frank in Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West.Danny Denzongpa, who was initially offered the role of Gabbar Singh, was busy in shooting Dharmatma (1975) in Afghanistan. He could not accept the role, and Amjad Khan got it instead.Despite being a huge hit, Sholay received only one Filmfare award for Best Editing.Shatrughan Sinha was initially cast for the role of Jai, but Amitabh Bachchan convinced the producers that he was suitable for the role.The famous overhead water tank scene where Veeru threatens Mausi with suicide and Jai attempts at making proposal of marriage was drawn from real life incident.Hema Malini is not in any scenes with Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri because Sanjeev Kumar had just propose…

Facts about movie Psycho(1960)

Psycho was filmed in 30 days.After the film was released, Alfred Hitchcock received a letter from the father of a girl who refused to have a bath after seeing Diabolique(1955) and now refused to shower after this film. He sent a note back simply saying "Send her to dry cleaners."The blood in this movie was Bosco Chocolate syrup.The sound that the knife makes penetrating the flesh is actually the sound of knife stabbing a casaba melon.The stabbing scene in the shower is reported to have taken seven days to shoot using 70 different camera angles but only lasts 45 seconds in the movie.Norman Bates is ranked the second greatest villain on AFI's (American Film Institute) 100 years 100 Heroes & Villains.The trailer of this movie was shot after completing the movie and because Janet Leigh wasn't available anymore,Alfred Hitchcock used Vera Miles in the shower sequence in the trailer.Alfred Hitchcock even had a canvas chair with "Mrs. Bates" written on the back…

Some Astonishing facts about The Big Bang Theory TV Series

The Big Bang Theory is famous American sitcom created in 2007 by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady . Here are some of the facts which you must know about this awesome sitcoms. Penny is the only main character remaining in this TV series whose surname has yet to be revealed.Mayim Bialik is the only cast member to have a PhD. In 2008, she completed her PhD in neuroscience.During the third season, the producers became aware of a series called The Theorists, produced and broadcast in Belarus, that was a virtual copy of The Big Bang Theory. Legal action over copyright infringement would have been futile, since the production company was pretty much owned by the Belarus government. However, a lawsuit turned out not to be necessary, because when word got out that the show was a rip-off, the actors quit and the show was immediately canceled.Raj's inability to talk to women except when drunk is based on an old co-worker of the executive producer Bill Pardy when he worked at a computer company.Penn…

Facts N Trivias about Sylvester Stallone's Rocky(1976) movie

Rocky's dog Butkus was actually Sylvester Stallone's dog in real life.In the original script, the conversation between Rocky and Gazzo, when Gazzo gives Rocky the money for training expenses, was extended. Gazzo asks Rocky if he has plans for the money he'll be getting from the Creed fight, and he suggests Rocky consider putting it into the stock market.The American Film Institue ranked the character "Rocky Balboa" #7 "Heroes" on Their list of "Greatest Heroes and Villians."In June 2008, it was ranked #2 on American Film Institue's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Sports."

The original ending would have had Rocky and Apollo's fan carrying them out of the ring on their shoulders after Apollo's narrow  victory. Rocky then goes backstage looking for Adrian. He finds her behind the curtain at the back of the arena, and the two walk off hand in hand towards the dressing room. Ultimately, Sylvester Stallone find this …

Facts about movie "The Theory of Everything"

Stephen Hawking sent an email to the director James Marsh about his character portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, in which he wrote that there were certain points when he thought he was watching himself.In addition to his copyrighted voice, Stephen Hawking also lent his Medal of Freedom Medallion and his signed thesis to use as props in this film.Stephen Hawking said that the movie was "Broadly True."It takes nearly three years of screenwriter to convince Jane Hawking for film adaptation of her book.It took 10 years of writer Anthony McCarten to bring this story to the screen.According to its screenwriter Anthony McCarten, Stephen Hawking having a tear wiped from his cheek by his nurse was the greatest moment of film screening.Felicity Jones was the first choice to play Jane Hawking.Eddie Redmayne also attended the University of Cambridge.

Google doodle celebrate 87th birth anniversary of legendary Bollywood actor Amrish Puri

Today on 87th birth anniversary of legendary actor Amrish Puri, Google Doodle honoured him. 

In his lifetime, he appeared in more than 200 films. Even, Steven Spielberg described him as his "FAVOURITE VILLIAN".

Beileve it or not, actor wanted to be bollywood hero, but he failed the screen test in 1954.

It was in 1971 when he got his big break at the age of 39 in movie named Reshma Aur Shera. Till then, he used to do theatre and voice over for actors.

Ten years later, he got his Hollywood break with Oscar winning film- Gandhi.

In 1984, Steven Spielberg hired him to play the role of Mola Ram in Indiana Jones And the Temple of Doom, which he initially turned down.

He has done films in a dozen of languages such as Hindi, English, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam and so on.

In 1987, he gave us the most iconic character of hindi film industry ever, Mogambo for Mr. India. And, the most iconic dialogue which is MOGAMBO KHUSH HUA.

In the end, i think if he was alive today, he will definitely said t…

Some Amazing Facts about Steven Spielberg's movie Schindler's List

Schindler's List is one of the best movie of Steven Spielberg. I am going to share some of amazing facts about this movie. Steven Spielberg was not paid for this film. He refused to accept a salary, citing that it would be "blood money".When survivor Mila Pfefferberg was introduced to Ralph Fiennes on the set, she began shaking uncontrollably, as he reminded her toomuch of the real Amon Goeth.The original list of Schindler's Jews was found in a suitcase together with his written legacy hidden in the attic of Schindler's flat in Hildesheim in 1999. Oskar Schindler stayed there during the last few months before his death in 1974.Ralph Fiennes put on 13kg by drinking Guinness for his role of Amon Goeth.To gather costumes for 20,000 extras,the costume designer took out advertisements seeking clothes. As economic conditionwere poor in Poland, many people were eager to sell clothing they still owned from the 1930s and '40s.It is the most expensive black and white fi…