Laughter is the best medicine, they say. If a day comprises of a
little joy and a little fun then come what may, nothing can down the
spirits to never rise again. A light moment in a long and tiring day has
great potential to lift the spirits and the stress of the tiresome day.
With the month of April being here, it is definitely the season that
serves as a reason for some pranks to lighten the atmosphere around.
Remember those days in school when April Fool's day always was an
opportunity to laugh with a series of endless pranks to the extent that
the teachers had to step in and stop the mischief with strict warnings
to the pranksters? While you and I had a fair share of pranks during the
school days to be nostalgic of, this season BollyCurry takes a stock of
the pranksters who've got a reputation in the industry. They too have
long and tiring days and often longer working hours as compared to us
and a heavy load of work surely calls, at least, for a light dose of
fun. Without much ado, let's have a look at Bollywood's famous
Talk about pranks and pranksters and no guesses for who tops the list! Yes, it is Akki dearest.
Khiladi Akshay Kumar
is notorious for a prank that he had effortlessly pulled up on Vidya Balan
during the Heyy Baby
days. Buzz is, while shooting for the movie in Sydney, Akki decided to
pull a neat one on Vidya and donned the garb of an Australian
journalist, all complete with voice and accent, and called up Vidya
requesting for an interview. The unsuspecting belle cheerfully obliged
and answered each question shot to her by the 'Australian journalist'
for the next 20 minutes completely oblivious to the fact that the entire
cast and crew of the show was hearing a live telecast of her interview
on the sets. All thanks to Akki who'd put the phone on speaker mode
during the questioning! We can only imagine how embarrassed Vidya
must've been when the entire crew burst out in peals of laughter on her
return to the sets.
Vidya was a victim of Akki's pranks not just once but twice. On the sets of Bhool Bhulaiyya
Vidya made the mistake of leaving her phone unattended. With Akki and
his notorious reputation, that was a big mistake, Vidya! What happened
next? The dance director received a mischievous text from Vidya's phone
that elicited a stinging reply in response. And to say that Vidya was
irked by it is only an understatement and what followed next was
definitely not the prettiest thing, especially when Vidya realized that
the whole fiasco was Akki's idea of a joke!
on our list to follow close behind is Ajay Devgn
. In fact, this dude is
known in the industry to whip up pranks on the spur of the moment. On
the sets of Golmaal Returns
, Kareena Kapoor
to Ajay's pranks often is what we hear. But this one instance had
everyone laughing their hearts out and Bebo escaping the sets clinging
on to dear life! What happened, you ask? Ajay had managed to lay his
hands on fake bombs - the all light, no boom type - and innocently
hurled one at Bebo. When Bebo saw the hissing object approaching her,
needless to say, she couldn't really grasp what it was and sprang from
her seat to run screaming off the sets while an innocent expression
graced Ajay's face!
On another occasion, while shooting outdoors for Prakash Jha's Apharan,
Ajay managed to sneak in sweets comprising bhang and distributed them
on the sets! What happened next can best be left to our readers'
on our list is the guy who doesn't spare anyone when it comes to playing
pranks - not even his wife, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan. That's right we're
talking about Abhishek Bachchan
. At the music launch of Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey,
what Ash had to go through could have been embarrassing for any woman
but Ash being Ash was incredibly sporting. After the event, when Ash was
strolling around, Abhi suddenly grabbed her from behind and dragged her
into a room. The flabbergasted expressions on the faces of the people
inside and out told Ash the story of what had happened but instead of
being embarrassed, Ash burst out laughing adding to the shock of
everyone present. Now that's what we call being sporty!
During the Om Jai Jagadish
days, Abhishek's on-screen lady
love, Tara Sharma, had to bear the brunt of his pranks. When Tara was
called by the director, Anupam Kher
, for a shot, Tara realized that the
door refused to budge! Someone had locked the door from the outside.
Bangs and whams were to no avail until Abhi himself decided to step in
and relieve Tara of her distress.
Last, but definitely not the least, we have Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan
himself! This incident dates back to his Andaz Apna Apna
days, as his co-stars reminisce. Apparently, Aamir used to offer to
read the palms of the various members of the crew and while the
unsuspecting innocents listened intently, Aamir would suddenly spit in
their palms! His Dil
co-star, Madhuri Dixit Nene
, also had to face many
instances during the shoot when Aamir would suddenly scare her with his
But there was also an instance when Aamir had it back on himself.
Apparently, Raveena Tandon
and Rajkumar Santoshi ganged up to teach
Aamir a lesson. What they did was simple but effective. Knowing Mr.
Perfectionist, they merely told him that the shoot schedule had been
extended and he was required to stay back for his scenes, and needless
to say, Mr. Perfectionist bought it! He worked on his scenes only to
realize the camera wasn't rolling!
We leave you here with this tiny list and ask you to share with us
your favourite pranksters or the pranks that you've played on others!
Author: Tia V.
Editors: Saraa K and Jenifer Y.Graphics: Maha K.