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Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) Poster

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This was the first Bollywood movie to be shot in Baden-Baden, Germany, and in the German theme park Europa Park.
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The role of Nisha was offered to Raveena Tandon, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Manisha Koirala and Shilpa Shetty, but they all turned, urmila matondkar it down. Ironically, Karisma Kapoor, who finally took the role, won the National Award. All the three actors got the Filmfare Awards for their performance.
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This is one of the two movies to feature Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar together, albeit the latter in a short role in DTPH. The other movie is Hey Baby
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In a scene where Pooja dances in an aerobics session, the song "Mohabbat Karle" can be heard. This song came from a Hindipop album released by Shiamak Davar, the film's choreographer (but who is also known for being a gifted singer).
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Shiamak Davar's debut as a film choreographer.
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The term "Dholna" had all the viewers in the cinema halls baffled, except for the Punjabis. It is the Punjabi slang word for "sweetheart."
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The second highest-grossing Bollywood film in 1997.
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The play Rahul and Pooja put on is called "Maya", which means "dream" or "illusion" in Hindi.
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At one point the film was also called " Tevar" and had Urmila playing Karishma Kapoor's role.
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Deven Varma's role was first offered to Anupam Kher and Aruna Irani's role was offered to Hema Malini.
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"MC U Reen" (Fliegenklatsche) by Azad sampled the song "Dil To Pagal Hain".
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KenRock & Princess Anisa song "Send Me Crazy" is a cover version of the song "Dil To Pagal Hain".
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Uttam Singh the music director of this film took 2yrs to prepare a bunch of songs for this film, out of which only 8 songs were selected.
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Shahid Kapur was a background dancer in the film.
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Karan Johar designed all of Shah Rukh Khan's costumes.
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The movie was initially titled "Mohabbat Kar Li".
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Akshay Kumar was upset with Yash Chopra over not being paid what was promised to him. This led to Akshay not working with Yashraj films for 11 years.
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Saif Ali Khan was also offered the role Akshay Kumar would later end up playing.
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Canadian Punjabi rapper Horsepowar sampled the song "Are Re Are" for her song " www.desigurl.com". This was for her internationally released album " Bollywoes".
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After aditya chopra's ddlj, yash chopra returned to direction with this film and of his regular music composers shiv-hari, yash chopra took uttam singh which was his first independent film.
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Aamir Khan and Salman Khan were both offered the role of Ajay, but Akshay Kumar would later end up playing it.
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Yash Chopra wanted the song "Koi Ladki Hai" to be the title song of the film. Aditya Chopra advised him against it.
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This was one of two movies that Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar appeared in the same scene. The other one is Heyy Baby. Whereas in this Dil To Pagal Hai, Akshay Kumar made a cameo, Shahrukh Khan made a cameo for a song in Heyy Baby.
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Aamir Khan was offered the lead role but declined it due to him not liking the story.
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