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Bollywood has always embraced festivals and given them new colour in its films. And, while Holi and Karva Chauth are favourites, quite a few films have celebrated Navratri as well.

Which choreographer received the National Award for a garba song, Dholi taaro, from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam?

1. Which choreographer received the National Award for the garba song, Dholi taaro in the film, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam?
a. Vaibhavi Merchant
b. Saroj Khan
c. Farah Khan

2. To whose house does Hrithik Roshan go to, as a member of a Navratri band, in the film Aap Mujhe Ache lagne Lage?
a. Esha Deol
b. Amisha Patel
c. Preity Zinta

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Did you know? Amisha Patel hails from a business family, and had no connections with the film industry. She is a trained classical dancer and gave her first performance at six. During her holidays, she modelled for Fair and Lovely and Lakme ads. Later, she worked in a financial organisation but lost interest after a while, and joined a theatre group.

She landed her first film, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai as her father and director Rakesh Roshan were close friends, and the then leading lady Kareena Kapoor had walked out of the project.

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Did you know? Did you know? Amisha Patel hails from a business family, and had no connections with the film industry. She is a trained classical dancer and gave her first performance at six. During her holidays, she modelled for Fair and Lovely and Lakme ads. Later, she worked in a financial organisation but lost interest after a while, and joined a theatre group.

She landed her first film, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai as her father and director Rakesh Roshan were close friends, and the then leading lady Kareena Kapoor had walked out of the project.

3. Who is Amitabh Bachchan hired to kill at a Navratri dance at Maa Sherawali's temple in Suhaag?
a. Shashi Kapoor
b. Vinod Khanna
c. Dharmendra

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Initially, Rajesh Khanna was supposed to do the role of Kishan, which eventually went to Shashi Kapoor.

Not many know that Shashi Kapoor's real name is Balbirraj Kapoor. He began acting at six, performing with his father Prithviraj Kapoor in stage plays at Mumbai's Prithvi theatre. His first film was Raj Kapoor's Awara, where he played the younger Raj Kapoor. He was 12 at the time. Shashi Kapoor has had his greatest hits with Bachchan, like Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie and Trishul.

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Did you know? Initially, Rajesh Khanna was supposed to do the role of Kishan, which eventually went to Shashi Kapoor.

Not many know that Shashi Kapoor's real name is Balbirraj Kapoor. He began acting at six, performing with his father Prithviraj Kapoor in stage plays at Mumbai's Prithvi theatre. His first film was Raj Kapoor's Awara, where he played the younger Raj Kapoor. He was 12 at the time. Shashi Kapoor has had his greatest hits with Bachchan, like Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie and Trishul.

4. Who is the Navratri song Mein to bhool chali babul ka desh from Sarawati Chandra picturised on?
a. Tanuja
b. Meena Kumari
c. Nutan

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Daughter of actress Shobana Samarth, Nutan starred as a child artist in Nala Damanyanti, which was directed by her father Kumar Sen Samarth. She was 14. She was crowned Miss India in 1951.

Although Nutan was a talented singer as well, she wanted to concentrate on acting. She achieved stardom in her first two films itself -- Hum Log and Nagina. She succumbed to cancer in 1991, at 54.

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Did you know? Daughter of actress Shobana Samarth, Nutan starred as a child artist in Nala Damanyanti, which was directed by her father Kumar Sen Samarth. She was 14. She was crowned Miss India in 1951.

Although Nutan was a talented singer as well, she wanted to concentrate on acting. She achieved stardom in her first two films itself -- Hum Log and Nagina. She succumbed to cancer in 1991, at 54.

5. Name the popular aarti song in Jai Santoshi Maa.
a. Mein to aarti utaaru re
b. Maa sherowali
c. Tu ne mujhe pukar

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Directed by Vijay Sharma, Anita Guha played the role of Santoshi Maa. Jai Santoshi Maa had a tremendous impact on the masses. In fact, people started observing a fast for Santoshi Mata on Fridays after the release of this film. Audiences would remove their footwear outside cinema halls and would shower flowers and coins.

The song Mein to aarti utaaru re is played at all Hindu religious functions, especially during Navratri.

Correct!
Did you know? Directed by Vijay Sharma, Anita Guha played the role of Santoshi Maa. Jai Santoshi Maa had a tremendous impact on the masses. In fact, people started observing a fast for Santoshi Mata on Fridays after the release of this film. Audiences would remove their footwear outside cinema halls and would shower flowers and coins.

The song Mein to aarti utaaru re is played at all Hindu religious functions, especially during Navratri.

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