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(1998)

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Deepa Mehta at first had titled the film " Ice Candy Man" . The film was to be made in English. Akshaye Khanna and Chandrachur Singh were signed for the lead roles. After a few months they were replaced by Aamir Khan and Rahul Khanna.
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The film was banned in Pakistan for political reasons. In India, the censor board made six cuts, including the sex scene.
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Aamir Khan's first negative role. He went on to receive much critical acclaim for his performance.
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Author Bapsi Sidhwa has a cameo at the end of the movie, as older Lenny.
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Rahul Khanna won the Filmfare Award Best Debut award in 1999 for his performance in the film.
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Naseerudin Shah was offered Kulbhushan Kharbanda's role but he politely declined, due to his busy schedule. However he told director Deepa Mehta that had he had time he would have definitely accepted the part as he admired her work.
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The film was India's 72nd submission to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Foreign Language Film, however the film did not get nominated.
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