Moments When Actors Were Not Acting

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Django Unchained (2012) - DiCaprio's Monologue

During the film's dinner table scene, when Leonardo DiCaprio's character smacks his hand on the table, a real glass broke which caused him to bleed. However, the actor decided to continue with the scene and it ended up making to the final cut.

Black Friday (2007) - The Interrogation Scene

Known for his improvisations, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was too nervous to act in the scene where he's getting interrogated. While Siddiqui kept a chit on the table so he would remember his dialogues, the scene turned out be a hit as it looked like his character was searching for words when interrogated.

A Clockwork Orange (1971) - "Singin' in the Rain"

When Kubrick thought that the women's assault scene was "playing flat", Malcolm McDowell improved by taking the classic old song and incorporated it into what was the film's most violent scene.

Shahid (2012) - Courtroom Scenes

The film which received high praise for its rich content had a lot of improvisations to make it seem as real as possible. Rajkumar Rao shared that he had gone through a lot of research so he does not need a proper script to act in the film.

Piku (2015) - The Knife Scene

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar shared in one of his interviews that the whole interval scene, with all three of them stuck on the highway, was added later to the film. Sircar asked his actors to improvise when he was not happy with the original scene.

Masaan (2015) - 'Yeh Dukh Kahe Khatam Nahi Hota'

The scene that made everyone cry in theatres and on the set was written quite differently to what was shot. Vicky Kaushal's character was not supposed to cry in the scene, which was later altered by the actor himself.

Pretty Woman (1990) - Jewellery Box Prank

In the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, the scene that involved Edward shutting the necklace case just as Roberts is going to grab it was completely improvised during the shot. The fact that Julia Roberts's laughter is genuine adds even more beauty to the scene.

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