DIWALI SPECIAL FEATURE: Bollywood’s biggest gambles

Wed, October 26, 2011 10:00am IST by
Posted Wed, October 26, 2011 10:00am IST

There is a lot of money at stake during the Diwali season. Gambling is considered a way to honour the goddess Lakshmi, and filmilog in Bollywood also play some of the biggest games of chance during this time.

Shahrukh Khan releasing his ambitious superhero film RA.One is not as big a gamble as Hema Malini and Himesh Reshammiya simultaneously releasing their films, Tell Me O Kkhuda and Damadamm, respectively, but the two smaller movies will play off against the ginormous one – a great risk in itself. While the results of this year’s BO numbers game will take a week or three to be known, others have made their mark through history. We take a trip down cinema-galli’s long and winding timeline and recall some of Bollywood’s biggest Diwali gambles…

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