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(1999)

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This was the first Hindi motion picture to appear in the Top 20 Box Office Charts in the USA.
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Young Shahid Kapur made an appearance in the song Kahi Aag Lage as a background dancer as he was part of Shaimak Davar's troupe.
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The films contains main casts and crews names starting with the letter "A". 1) Anil Kapoor. 2) Aishwarya Rai. 3) Akshaye Khanna. 4) Alok Nath. 5) Amrish Puri. 6) A. R. Rehman. 7) Anand Bakhshi.
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While casting the film in 1997, Subhash Ghai was toying with the idea of having Fardeen Khan in Akshaye Khanna's role. But Feroz wanted Fardeen to soley concentrate on their home production " Prem Aggan". This made it easier for Subhash Ghai to finalize his starcast.
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Aamir Khan was offered Anil Kapoor's role after Govinda rejected it, but Aamir declined.
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This was the second out of a trilogy of films that Subhash Ghai made which focusing on the Indian NRI abroad, the other two being Pardes (1997) and Yaadein... (2001).
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Govinda was the first choice for the role of Vikrant Kapoor.
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Mahima Chaudhry was supposed to enact the role of Manasi, however, Subhash Ghai dropped her after she broke the rule where she was not allowed to act for any other producer until her three film contract ended with Mukta Arts.
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When Anil Kapoor was approached for his role he suggested to Subhash Ghai that only Kamal Hassan could do the role, but later was persuaded by Ghai to play the role and accepted.
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The song " Karia Na" was recorded for Subhash Ghai's unreleased shelved film " Shikhar".
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"Rebel Music" by Wyclef Jean feat. Prodigy sampled the song "Kya Dekh Rahe Ho Tum " from Taal.
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"UTHO" by Bubba Sparxxx sampled the song "Ramta Jogi".
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Al Di Meola song "Race With Devil On Turkish Highway" sampled "'Raga Dance" music piece in the film.
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Bollywood Brass Band did a instrumental cover version of Ramta Jogi.
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Bollywood Brass Band did a instrumental version of "Ishq Bina" for the album Rahmania.
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After Mahima's exit, Manisha Koirala was a contender for the lead role.
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The song "Taal Se Taal Mila" was sampled by Taz of Stereo Nation for his song "Hilgaya ; Pyar Da Peg Piladeh".This song was in the album "Jaawani On The Rocks.".
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Subhash Ghai had initially started the film as "Shikhar" in 1995 with music by A.R Rahman, Shahrukh Khan in Akshaye Khanna's role, Jackie Shroff in Anil Kapoor's role, and Madhuri Dixit in Aishwarya Rai's role, but chose to abandon the project after the failure of 'Trimurti' and decided to make 'Pardes' instead. After the success of 'Pardes' Ghai decided to revisit the script.
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The percussion in the beginning of Ramta Jogi was given by Sivamani with the help of a beer bottle.
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Sukh Knight song "Nasha Experience - Clotted Cream" sampled the song "Ishq Bina Ishq Bina".
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