10 Things That Happened In Bollywood 20 Years Ago!

Shreemi Verma , 27 Jan 2016
Karisma and Aamir
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It’s been 20 years since 1996. The year Bollywood took some steps forward, but mostly remained stuck to the song and dance entertainers everybody loved. The stars weren’t so shy of shooting their mouths off and Hollywood wasn’t aware that we made two movies out of one of their successful films. On that note, let’s have a look at some of the cool things that happened 20 years ago and let’s feel really, really, really f*cking old.

1) Two Bollywood releases in 1996 were inspired by the Hollywood hit – Sleeping With The Enemy

Sleeping with the enemy, Agni Sakshi and Daraar
Sleeping with the enemy, Agni Sakshi and Daraar

Agni Sakshi and Daraar. The former had Nana Patekar play the role of the abusive husband, Manisha Koirala the battered wife and Jackie Shroff, her savior. The other had Juhi Chawla and Rishi  Kapoor as good people, while Arbaaz Khan made a promising debut as a baddie. Both were blatant Bollywoodized versions of Julia RobertsSleeping With The Enemy.

2) Sushmita Sen made her Bollywood debut

The movie was called Dastak and this is when the former Miss Universe and the then-married director of the film, Vikram Bhatt started seeing each other.

3) India got its first movie based on a lesbian relationship

Starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das, this Deepa Mehta movie was banned from theaters in India because it showcased a same sex relationship. Which is still (after 20 years) illegal in our country.

4) Sanjay Leela Bhansali made his first movie

It’s been 20 years of SLB in Bollywood, you guys!

5) We were blessed with this song

Try getting this out of your head now.

6) Akshay Kumar & Raveena Tandon were still dating

Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon
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7) Omkar Kapoor sang – chota bachcha jaan ke humko na samjhana re

Omkar Kapoor
Omkar Kapoor

He made his official debut (as a grown up) this year with Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2!

8) This kiss happened

This one is still the benchmark for the hottest kisses in Bollywood.

9) A sequel to the 1967 classic Jewel Thief released

Jewel Thief and The Return Of Jewel Thief
Jewel Thief and The Return Of Jewel Thief

It was called Return of Jewel Thief and it starred Dev Anand. Many people chose to forget the sequel though.

10) And finally, Rani Mukerji starred in her first ever Bollywood movie – Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat

Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat
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Started from the bottom and now she’s here.

Feel old yet? I definitely do!

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