Which Movie Had the Most Extras Ever?


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Ghandi, starring Ben Kingsley, holds the Guinness World Record for the most extras used in a film. Richard Attenborough used over 300,000 extras when he shot the film’s funeral scene.

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Which Movie Had the Most Extras Ever?
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The funeral scene was shot in 1981, on the 33rd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s death, in Delhi. Approximately 200,000 people were volunteers, and the remaining extras were paid a small fee of 75 rupees per day. Despite the large number of people involved, the scene only runs 125 seconds.

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