Teri Yaad, the first ever film to be released in Pakistan, starred Nasir Khan, the brother of Indian star, Dilip Kumar (born Yusuf Khan).
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India's highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra, was designed by Savitri Khanolkar, a lady who was born Eve Yvonne Maday de Maros in Switzerland and was of Hungarian-Russian ancestry. She was married to Major-General Vikram Khanolkar of the Sikh Regiment.
The most sought after knife-handles and pistol-grips are made from the antlers of Sambar stags. The antlers are made of bone and shed annually.
The countryside of Sonargaon, located a few miles out of Dhaka, features the Taj Mahal Bangladesh, a replica of Shah Jahan's Agra original. It was commissioned by a Bangladesh film-maker.
The typeface used to print Harry Potter's name and subtitle on the covers of J.K. Rowling's books is called Cochin. It is named after its 17th century designer, Nicolas Cochin.
Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary and communist leader, has statues erected in his honour in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Vijaywada.
Quentin Tarantino informed Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap that the animated sequence in Kill Bill was inspired by an "Indian serial killer film which showed violence as animated". The only candidate that fits this bill is Kamal Haasan's Aalavandhan (Abhay in Hindi).
Cinema reached India for the first time in 1896 thanks to The Lumière brothers who were touring the world screening short silent films. They screened six films at the Watson Hotel in Bombay.
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