It is said that Ashok kUmar used to rehearse the dilaogues of his films in his bathroom where there would be no voice and problems
Ashok Kumar (aka Dadamoni) was first actor to get the tag of "Super Hero" in Indian film industry. The politicians (e.g. Nehru) who normally was against the film industry also liked his acting. Pandit Nehru used to call him "Hero".
The success of Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi led the Kumar brothers (Ashok, Kishore, Anoop) to act in another comedy titled Badhti Ka Naam Daadi.
Ashok Kumar started his acting career with a payscale of Rs.75 per month.
Ashok Kumar use to work as a Lab Assistant in Bombay Talkies before getting his first break against Devika Rani.
Ashok Kumar starrer "Kismet" was India's first blockbuster movie. This movie ran for three years in a single cinema hall.
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