Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time: No.35 - "Namaste London", Facts Under The Blockbuster

Nalini Suri |Jul 21, 2019

Weighing in Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time, "Namaste London" wrote an adorable love story to cherish all the time.

Through over a decade, Namaste London still remarks a super-duper hit in Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time for the marvelous chemistry between Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s directorial is a one-dimensional narrative with balanced unidimensional characters connecting a simple man with a complicated woman.

The primary plot of the movie pivots Jasmeet (by Katrina Kaif), an Indian born and grown up in England. She likes fashionable dressing and party with all-night drinking. Jasmeet dreams of a marriage with a white man then her parents (by Rishi Kapoor and Nina Wadia) return to India so as to secure the best-match groom for her.

They bring Arjun Singh (by Akshay Kumar) back to Britain along with them and Arjun finally wins Jasmeet’s love.

Namaste London

The romantic song-to-dance story has stolen many viewers’ hearts with the beautiful cast and nice shots, we do not need to discuss anymore as the movie itself rang a bell in Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time. 12 years have passed, we are here to bless some unknown facts which may relate to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

Katrina Kaif’s character was first given to Priyanka Chopra

The truth is that the leading role of Jasmeet was headed to Priyanka Chopra earlier as the actress had combined with Akshay Kumar before this movie such as in Andaaz, Waqt and Aitraaz. However, because this movie related to Salman Khan, Priyanka refused and had Katrina replaced.

priyanka chopra in Namaste London

Salman Khan’s connection

What is his connection to Namaste London? The answer is Katrina Kaif when at that time, the two have been dating out together. Salman planned then forced Vipul Amrutlal Shah to cast Katrina and at last, he succeeded.

salman khan link to Namaste London

Inspiration from Manoj Kumar’s Purab Paschim

When the movie set on releasing, the Bollywood critics had some criticism on it saying that Namaste London was really inspired by Purab Paschim of Manoj Kumar, especially Akshay Kumar’s speech about India. But the movie makers never reclaimed and accepted that.

Purab Paschim

The true story

Do you know that the plot of the movie is actually based on a true story, and you will be shocked that it was the true story of Akshay’s friend? It deeply means that Jasmeet Malhotra and Arjun Singh and their love story really exist in this world.

Namaste London

It is so magical when a real story coming into the hit movie Namaste London and rank highly in Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time. Based on the real or not, it doesn’t matter. The cast’s great performance is the thing to keep the movie’s name shining in the sky of B-town.


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