Basketball in Bollywood: 3 Famous Film References

Basketball In Bollywood: 3 Famous Film References

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Bollywood films are known for having their fair share of sports references. Let’s rephrase that. They’re known for bright colors and lavish dance scenes, but yes, once in a while they do reference certain games and sports. Usually it’s cricket or soccer, but even sports like badminton and field hockey have gotten some love. Most fun of all, however, have been Bollywood’s basketball references, of which there aren’t too many.

3. Koi Mil Gaya

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3. Koi Mil Gaya

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Hrithik Roshan finds himself on this list again with another movie that includes basketball. In this scene, Roshan's team, the Paandavs, play for the 'Hero Cup' against the bigger and more mean-looking Kasauli Tigers. Note that it is Roshan and four kids on the team, like Jordan and the Looney Tunes ... or something like that.

2. Dhoom 2

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2. Dhoom 2

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One-on-one -- the greatest battle in the game of basketball. In this case, the audience is treated to one of the greatest one-on-one battles since LeBron James took it to Kevin Durant in the NBA Finals: Aishwarya Rai Bachan vs. Hrithik Roshan, a match made in heaven. There's no real reason for Rai and Roshan to be playing ball in the rain other than it being the best sport ever. Duh.

1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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In one of Bollywood’s greatest romantic films, basketball serves as a connector for two friends who can't seem to get along. Although they fall in love later, Shah Rukh Khan faces Kajol in potentially Bollywood’s most star-studded basketball scene to date. Remember kids, basketball can bring people together.


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