‘Lajja’ Unknown Facts: On August 31, 2001, a film was released in theaters in which 4 Bollywood actresses created a stir and the name of that film was ‘Lajja’. Yes, people liked this film a lot and it became a hit at the box office upon its release.
New Delhi. The film ‘Lajja’, released in the year 2001, was a crime drama film, which was produced and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Based on the plight of women and feminism in India, this film satirizes the respect with which women are held in the society and the restrictions imposed on them.
In this film, 4 Bollywood actresses created a lot of ruckus at the box office. People liked this film very much. As soon as it was released, this film was a hit at the box office and became the 9th highest grossing film of the year 2001.
In the film, Manisha Koirala played the role of a victim woman named Vaidehi in the lead role, while Rekha played the role of ‘Ramdulari’, Madhuri Dixit played the role of ‘Janaki’ and Mahima Chaudhary played the role of ‘Maithili’. People went crazy about the acting of these four actresses in the film.
At the same time, the film also had a group of veteran actors like Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Jackie Shroff, Johnny Lever, Suresh Oberoi, Sharman Joshi, Gulshan Grover and Danny Dengzongpa. ‘Lajja’ was a commercial failure in India, but was a major commercial success overseas.
Because of this, the total worldwide collection of the film is also quite good. Let us tell you, the makers had spent approximately Rs 22 crores in making this film and its total collection was Rs 34.29 crores.
At the 47th Filmfare Awards, ‘Lajja’ was nominated for 3 awards – Best Supporting Actor (Ajay Devgan) and Best Supporting Actress (for both Rekha and Dixit).
In 2002, the film ‘Lajja’ won the Best Supporting Actress (Madhuri Dixit) award at the Zee Cine Awards. At the same time, almost the songs of the film also became very popular among the people.
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