Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Poster



Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi were approached for Saif Ali Khan's role.
The film was originally going to be shot in Toronto but due to the SARS scare at the time, Karan Johar moved it to New York. However some parts of the song "Kuch To Hua Hai" in the movie are shot in Toronto.
Karan Johar had written the script with his friend Kareena Kapoor in mind as the leading lady. But she asked for too high a fee and was replaced by Preity Zinta.
Unlike many other Bollywood productions, the filmmakers actually complied with international copyright laws and bought the license to the rights to Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" which is featured in the film.
Portions of the film were shot in Toronto because of escalated production costs from filming in New York City.
The dolls and dollhouse that Gia plays with in the movie are slightly modified dolls from the Loving Family line by Fisher Price. The house is the Special Edition Townhouse version of the line's dollhouse. In particular, the doll that she uses as Aman, is actually the father doll that came with the house. Slight modifications include adding cloth coverings to the grandmother doll's head to look like a sari and adding a poncho to the mother doll to more resemble the kurti (tunic) that Jaya wears. The modifications and dresses were actually made by Preity Zinta the day before the shooting of the scene
In one scene the song 'Maar Dala' from Devdas (2002) is partially sung by Naini's grandmother Lajjo. The title role in that movie was played by Shah Rukh Khan himself.
Karan Johar approached Neetu Singh for the role of Jennifer but she refused.
In the beginning we apparently see Naina running, but Preity Zinta had fallen and injured herself. Nikhil Advani got a model to jog in front of the camera instead.
The man shown at the beginning of the movie playing with young Nana is actually the cinematographer of the movie, Anil Mehta.
At the boat scene where Shahrukh Khan is talking to the two ladies Preity Zinta and her friend, Preity Zinta is holding a book called 'Competitive Strategy' written by Michael. E. Porter.

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