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Taking a lesson from the fantastically bad response to the previous quiz (some 5 people participated), I have decided to do a couple more!
Now, the idea is to keep coming up with answers will people will either be able to guess or be able to remember from one fun Sunday afternoon screening on Zee Cinema. Either way, the answer should have a surprise value.
So, here is my second quiz instalment - 12 questions, answers to most of which can be found in a book on Bollywood to be released next year (ahem).

1.      Amitabh Bachchan was the first recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. Who gave him the prize?
2.      Which film inaugurated the transmission of colour programming on Doordarshan?
3.      Which was the last film to give joint writing credits to Salim-Javed?
4.      In which film did Amitabh Bachchan play a motor mechanic, Vinod Khanna a police officer, Sanjeev Kumar a doctor and Mehmood a rickshaw-puller?
5.      In which film did Remo Fernandes make his screen debut?
6.      Who played Sheroo ki Maa in Sholay?
7.      What was the name of Amitabh Bachchan’s restaurant in Cheeni Kum?
8.      Who was the highest goal-scorer in the Women’s Hockey World Championship in Chak De India?
9.      Who wrote the story and screenplay for Bimal Roy’s Madhumati?
10.  What was Amitabh’s name in Aaj ka Arjun? (Helpful advice: The name they mention on IMDb is not what they call him in the movie.)
11.  Which actor dubbed for Prabhu Deva in Sapnay?
12.  What is common to Kabhi Kabhie, Anand, Manzil and Baghban – apart from being Amitabh Bachchan films? 

So, what are you waiting for? Let's go!
Moving house over the weekend. Answers likely to be on Monday!

1. Amitabh Bachchan was the first winner of the Raj Kapoor Award for Lifetime Achievement - which was handed over to him by another 'lifetime achiever' - Sunil Gavaskar.
2. Sadgati was the film specially made for the inauguration, though Shatranj Ke Khiladi was also shown on the same day.
3. I meant, Hindi film and without Googling. Since Don 2 is yet to release, the last film to give joint credits to Salim-Javed is still - quite tragically - Ramgopal Verma ki Aag (which rhymes with Bhaag DK Bose Bhaag).
Mr India, indeed, is the last film they wrote together but not the last they got credits for (1/2 points for this).
4. The star-studded film is Mehmood-directed Kunwara Baap. Dharmendra and Hema Malini also appear in the film (among the many others, whom I have probably forgotten).
5. Shyam Benegal's Trikaal had a slinky Remo as a wedding singer in the Portugese mansion. Do you remember who his singing partner was?
6. Simplest of the lot... Veeru's would-be wife is also Sheru's would-be mother.
7. Spice 6.
8. Preeti Sabharwal.
9. Ritwik Ghatak.
10. Bheema, it is. Where did Bhim Singh come from, IMDb?
11. Nobody got this... Javed Jaffrey was the voice behind the rubber-body.
12. They are all books written by Amitabh Bachchan. Does anybody know the film in which AB wrote the book 'Manzil'?

Khalil Sawant - 1
Rahul - 3.5 (0.5 for not remembering Preeti Sabharwal's name but describing her)
Kunal Mistry - 1
Abhishek Mukherjee - 9
Anonymous - 1
Amit - 5.5 (0.5 points docked for saying AB wrote a book in each film. He didn't write one in Manzil!)
Nilendu - 2.5 (does spectacularly badly and is recommended that he buys 10 copies of the book he almost co-wrote!)


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