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SHOCKING! Times when Bollywood movies inspired people to commit crimes in real life

Mumbai: There have been times when Bollywood movies have been inspired by the real incident or someone’s life. But there have been events where real crimes have been committed inspired by Bollywood movies. Here are the lists of movies that inspired people to commit true crimes.


In the movie Pushpa, Allu Arjun was seen successfully smuggling red sandalwood in his truck. A Maharashtra man was inspired by the film and attempted to smuggle sandalwood as he crossed the Karnataka-Andra Pradesh border. When arrested by the police, the defendant revealed that he got the idea for the crime after watching the film.

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A man named Devendra Kumar, a psychopath, kidnapped a Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna in 2016. He got all the information about the victim by tracking her for over a year. In the police report, the accused confirmed that he was inspired by the film Darr in which Shah Rukh Khan played a stalker.


John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan’s Dhoom was one of the most popular movies of 2006. In the movie, John Abraham’s money was shown to come from a casino in Goa. Inspired by this film, a gang of four bikers attempt to rob a bank in the state of Kerala. When the criminals were caught by the police, they revealed they came up with the idea after watching the film.

Khosla Ka Ghosla

The Brach crime busted a gang that was selling DDA plots to New Delhi residents. During their interrogation, the gang revealed that they came up with the idea for Boman Irani’s comedy film, Khosla Ka Ghosla.

Shooting in Lokhandwala

A boy from Meerut was inspired by the character of Vivek from Shootout At Lokhandwala. A boy was kidnapped from his classmate by a group of students who then called the boy’s father to demand the ransom and then brutally murdered the victim. During the police investigation, the defendant revealed that he was so impressed with Vivek Oberoi from the film.

Bunty Aur Babli

In the movie Bunty Aur Babli, it was shown that Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherji used to succeed in con after con. Inspired by the film, a man and a woman go into crime to make a quick buck. After a few years, the couple was arrested by the police and during their interrogation they revealed that they were inspired by the film. After their release from prison, the couple continued their criminal activities.

Here is the list of Bollywood movies that have inspired true crimes. What do you think of these crimes committed? Let us know in the comments section below.

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