Who doesn’t love April Fools’ and a good prank? Pranks are hilarious, they make everyone laugh and give us an escape from our otherwise boring life. Here is your list of the top 10 of the funniest pranks that film stars came up with on the set of the productions in Bollywood. Prepare to be a little confused with the way these co-stars prank each other. Spoiler alert: Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha are the most famous pranksters of Bollywood.
There are a few Bollywood stars that are notorious for their pranks and they deserve to be acknowledged. Let’s start with the first prankster.
1. That time Sonakshi made Akshay Kumar fall off his chair
Sonakshi Sinha took everyone off guard back in 2019 when this media event was happening and she made her Mission Mangal co-star Akshay Kumar fall off his chair. Everyone was having a chat sitting in a circle when Akshay was going for a stretch and Sonakshi hit him just enough to make him fall flat on his back. Everyone seemed completely stunned and the actress said “If people irritate me, that's what I do.”
Nevertheless, in the video, Taapsee Pannu revealed that the prank was meant to startle the journalists who were attending. She pointed out that “He planned it. Let me tell you how it would have happened. He would have asked her to do this. That's why it's getting recorded. Just to scare you guys.”
Check out the video here.
2. Akshay Kumar is actually the OG prankster
When most people think of pranks, Akshay Kumar comes to mind because it’s not unusual for him to prank others who just don’t see it coming. Back when he was on the set of Pad Man, we got to see a behind-the-scenes clip where Akshay showed off his prankster abilities. Some of them included putting silly notes on the backs of staff and startling others with fake lizards. He pretty much went all out.
Watch the clip here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jAWeTZ9eJ8
Back when he was on the set of the sports drama film Gold (by Reema Kagti), he fooled the actress and his co-worker, Mouni Roy, into thinking he was a journalist. She bought it and gave away so much information during the call until she recognized her colleague.
You need to watch the video here right now -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQkRy8UEhgo
3. Akshay sent fake marriage propositions from Huma Qureshi’s number
Huma Qureshi is also on the list of people who bought Akshay’s pranks. These two used to be colleagues on the set of Jolly LLB 2 and back when this promo event on The Kapil Sharma Show was happening, Akshay secretly took Huma’s phone and sent out marriage propositions to different Bollywood stars. The actress was understandably embarrassed when she discovered what happened and had to message her co-workers to explain what had happened.
Moreover, during the filming of Happy New Year, Akshay shared a naughty tweet from movie director Farah Khan’s phone. And like that wasn’t enough, one time he also got the whole staff bhang-laced milk.
4. That time Ranbir Kapoor put vodka in the water shots
Back when they were filming Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ranbir Kapoor pranked his co-workers Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin into drinking vodka. The story goes that in the movie this song called for Kalki and Aditya to drink from shot glasses. Usually, when actors drink from shot glasses it’s water, but Ranbir put vodka in the shots instead of water and his colleagues drank it thinking it was simple water.
5. Ajay Devgn served Gajar ka halwa containing chili powder
You read that right. When Ajay worked on the movie Son of Sardaar with actor Arjan Bajwa they had a great time together. One time Arjan shared with the Times of India the story about how Ajay fooled everyone on set when he gave them gajar ka halwa that had chili powder in it. Arjan claimed that “It was a whole lot of fun on the sets, and Ajay sir would keep cracking jokes. But I had no idea that he is a master at playing pranks too. One day, he came on the sets and offered us gajar ka halwa, saying that it was one of the best that he had tasted in his life. We were only too happy to have it, only to realize later that it was crushed red chili powder. The paste looked so much like gajar ka halwa. We had a tough time after eating it. But all of it was done in very good humor.”
6. Aamir Khan fooled Fatima Sana Shaikh into thinking he burnt her hair
This one sounds bad. The prank happened when Aamir Khan was filming Dangal with actress Fatima Sana Shaikh, but don’t worry ‒ Aamir didn’t burn Fatima’s hair, he only fooled her into thinking he did so. When she was having fun with a board game, he sat behind her and had a coffee cup. Even though he said the coffee was hot, the cup was empty. Aamir acted as if he spilled the coffee on her and startled her because she thought she’d get burnt.
7. Rohit Shetty and his ghosts
Back when Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn were on set for Singham Returns, they figured they should go all out and prank every one of their co-workers. They fooled everyone into thinking the set had been haunted and even got a boy to put on white clothes and act like a ghost. Needless to say, everyone shit their pants.
Additionally, when he was filming Golmaal 3, Rohit Shetty pranked people on set in a similar way. He somehow got Kareena Kapoor Khan to think that the hotel they were put in, was haunted. He told her that a lady died in this hotel and she’s now trying to murder the guests.
8. The time Suniel Shetty screamed at one of the writers
Back when Suniel Shetty was on set of Desi Kattey (2014), he screamed at this writer and called for an upgrade to the script. Everyone was simply stunned, but afterward, Suniel hugged the writer and it became clear to everyone that the whole thing was just a joke. There was also this other story from the days on the set of Hulchul (2004) when Suniel hid Arshad Warsi’s phone and eventually returned it at the end of the day.
9. Asha Parekh was into taking her colleagues’ shoes
This sounds weird. The actress Asha Parekh is known for her pranks. One time she took Sunil Dutt’s shoes and hid them under a chair in the studio. Once he was done with filming, the actor searched all around for the shoes and she just acted as if she was occupied with something else. Eventually, Sunil just surrendered and left the set barefoot. Years after that happened, a pair of chappals were found under the chair. One time Asha Parekh shared that “I was a big masti-khor (fun-lover). And when not shooting I’d be constantly thinking of ways to prank my co-stars. I’d zero in on my target, then take my other co-stars into confidence and then we’d attack.”
10. That time Abhishek Bachchan pranked Aishwarya Rai into going to the men’s bathroom
Remember the time Abhishek Bachchan got his wife Aishwarya Rai in this super funny situation. He said to her that he was going to take her to the hotel room but he was taking her to the men’s bathroom. Aishwarya loled so hard when she found out what her husband’s idea was.
Do you enjoy pranks or do you just think they’re childish? What do you think about our list of 10 pranks from Bollywood? Let us know.