When the entire world waits for 1st April, All Fool’s Day, there are a few, for whom playing pranks is a 365-day affair. There are a number of Bollywood actors who can drive you crazy with their mischief. Don’t go by their serious, sweet or innocent appearance. Mind you, looks are really deceptive. When they are around, one must keep his eyes, ears and wits open, as a little absent-mindedness, he/she can be bowled by these pranksters’ googly. Here we tell you 11 such names, and you would be surprised to discover this naughty side of their personalities.
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#1. Akshay Kumar
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He is really the Khiladi of Bollywood. The list of his prank victims is just too long and often they are his co-stars. Flicking their phones and watching them searching for their gadgets anxiously all over the places with lost faces, is his favourite pastime. One of the most hilarious pranks was when he by posing as an Australian journalist called Vidya Balan and asked for an interview.
When Vidya started answering him seriously, he kept the call on loud speaker and everyone on the sets was left in stitches watching Vidya being pranked.
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#2. Salman Khan
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The Ek Tha Tiger hero is a Dabangg man when it is about playing pranks. On the sets of Tees Maar Khan, he joined hands with Akki and played a prank on Katrina Kaif.
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He even roped in Mithun Chakraborty during the shoot of Lucky to target his co-star Sneha Ullal. Donning up a disguise, Mithun entered the set and started fighting with Salman. They acted their fight so compellingly that Sneha got scared to death and started screaming for help before she almost passed out. Next, she saw the duo rolling on the floor with laughter.
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#3. Vidya Balan
Perhaps, she is the only actress who makes an entry on this list. While shooting for The Dirty Picture, she convinced Tusshar Kapoor to blindfold himself and the actor did so, thinking it was the need of the scene. Later, he was surprised to know it was nothing but a prank. Even on the sets of Kismat Konnection, Vidya literally gave shock treatments to the entire crew.
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She mischievously replaced a regular pen with an electric pen and safely placed it next to the director’s monitor. Every time anyone took the pen innocently to write down the shoot details, he or she would get an immediate shock, leaving Vidya to burst into laughter.
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#4. Ajay Devgn
Ajay is famed as one of the most notorious pranksters. In fact, Bipasha Basu calls him a sucker of gossip and the biggest prankster. His name is saved as Narad Muni on her mobile contact list. Once one of his fans was victimised, and this time Rohit Shetty was a partaker in the prank. Rohit started yelling at the fan, who came to meet Ajay.
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The hapless guy started crying and could regain senses only when Ajay surprised him from behind. Similarly, director Sajid Khan had a horrifying experience when Ajay managed to sneak into former’s washroom to leave bloodprints on the mirror and walls. The bloodstains were enough to panic Sajid.
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#5. Shahid Kapoor
His Vivaah co-star Amrita Rao could not escape Shahid’s prank. During the shooting of the film, he painted his face with glow-make up with the help of his makeup man and tried scaring Amrita in darkness. Later, she realised who the one with the glow face was. Even the sets of Kismat Konnection turned into his prank ground. He would go there with a small bag, when pressed it would make farting sound. His trainer Abbas was his most beloved target.
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Shahid would place the bag in Abbas’s chair in such way, every time he would sit, it would create that awkward sound. Even the entire team joined Shahid in the game and together they would stare at Abbas and pass embarrassing comments.
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#6. Ranbir Kapoor
The hero with innocent looks is not so quiet in real life. He loves to make bakras whenever he gets a chance. The worst targets were Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapoor on the sets of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani.
In a song sequence, the duo had to drink from shot glasses and Ranbir had coolly replaced the water with vodka beforehand. Unknowingly they sipped the liquid and were left quite shocked.
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#7. Vivek Oberoi
Vivek has been naughty from his childhood and he did not even spare his teachers. Once he was playing carom with a director, suddenly he got up to sleep. Within 10 minutes he was back again and when the director asked him of his returning to play, he promptly claimed he had not been the one playing carom.
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The director was scared to the core thinking the place to be spooky.
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#8. Emraan Hashmi
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The Dirty Picture sets were kind of prank ground for all its actors. Vidya too become a target of prankster Emraan Hashmi. Decked in Silk Smitha get-up, while Vidya was getting herself ready, holding a glass of soft drink Emraan pretended as he is drinking alcohol and started checking her out.
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Assuming he is drunk, Vidya told him not to distract her. He spiced up his trick by saying, ‘what to do, you are looking very hot’. Vidya was puzzled to see everyone giggling and realised he was fooling her.
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#9. Aamir Khan
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Many of Aamir’s fellow actresses have been prey to his mischief. The worst victim was Juhi Chawla on the sets of Ishq. Posing as great palmist he proposed Juhi that he would do her palm reading and foretell her future. He told she would build a colossal house with as many as seven bedrooms.
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When Juhi was lost in the dreams of her house, he suddenly spat on her palm. Juhi was taken aback at his awful act, Aamir audaciously replied that it is the water for the swimming pool of her house. That’s it! Since then they share a strained relationship.
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#10. Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek does not restrict his tricks to his co-stars and crew. During the shoot of Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya, he literally jolted producer Vashu Bhagnani to the core. Apparently, the amount of reel was limited for the unit and wastage would stop the shooting till the new stock would arrive. Abhishek got the news. Next he started giving re-takes after re-takes, driving Vashu into nervous fits. After wasting enough amount of the reel, in just one take he completed the rest of the scene.
Similarly on the sets of Happy New Year, he flicked Farah Khan’s phone and started posting tweets from her Twitter handle praising himself, which read like ‘”Abhishek Bachchan on the sets…so excited..He’s just the best”, “This Junior Bachchan is fantastic!” and “I wish all my actors were as accomplished and professional as junior Bachchan”.
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Govinda has the reputation of being ruthless in victimising people with his tricks. During the shoot of Jodi No.1, he and Sanjay Dutt went on a joint venture to ensure that their camera assistant never relieves himself under a tree anymore. They cautioned him saying if he dares to do so, he will irk the elements of the supernatural world. He did not listen.
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Unfortunately, the same tree was there exactly opposite the assistant’s room. Next, he was found rushing to the reception after seeing a skull hovering from the tree. But in reality it was placed by Govinda and Sanjay.
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Harmless pranks are fine as they infuse the fun elements on the sets of shooting. But, one should not cross that thin line, which might cause serious damage.