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(2012)

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Aamir Khan learned how to swim for the film, which took him about four months.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character is called Tehmur and walks with a limp, a reference to Timur the Lame (also known as Tamerlane and Tamburlaine), a prominent Mongol conqueror of the late 14th Century and an ancestor to the Mughal Dynasty who would rule India from the 16th to the 18th century.
The idea for the film came from an unexplained event witnessed by co-writer Zoya Akhtar and a group of her friends as they were driving down a deserted road one night and which haunts them to this day.
Aamir Khan and director Reema Kagti decided on having a mustache to give his policeman character a darker feel. However Khan grew it so long that it was against police regulations and it was only after being informed about this from a real police officer, that he let the hair and make-up crew trim it.
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A rumor during production claimed that the ending was similar to Kahaani (2012) and thus had to be re-shot. This turned out to be nothing but idle gossip.
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Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan all turned down the lead role before the filmmakers' first choice, Aamir Khan, took the part.
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The film is somewhat reminiscent of the types of films made by director Raj Khosla in the sixties. Coincidentally, Aamir Khan now resides in Khosla's former apartment.
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Kareena Kapoor Khan also starred as a lead in the entirely unrelated Talaash: The Hunt Begins... (2003) nine years earlier.
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The script's original title was too revealing, so a new one was needed for the film. The three producers and two writers had trouble settling on a title they could all agree on. Thus plenty of titles were in consideration before Talaash was chosen.
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Omi Vaidya was cast to play a villain but eventually dropped out.
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Though set almost entirely in Mumbai, and extensively shot there on location, several key scenes were actually filmed in Puducherry, over 1000km away on the other side of India, and one underwater scene was shot at London's Pinewood Studios.
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The movie collected 93 cr. approx. in the Indian box office.
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Zoya Akthar had stated the film his inspired from one of the spooky incident she and her friends had faced.
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The climax of the film was its highlight which gave the film more positive reviews.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui has worked with Aamir Khan twice, in Sarfarosh (1999) and in Talaash (2012). Sarfarosh was Nawazuddin's debut film.
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Inspired by the film Portrait of Jennie . Portrait of Jennie was earlier remade as Ek Paheli starring Feroz Khan, Tanuja.
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The film was earlier titled Dhuaan and then Act of Murder.
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The film teamed up with Windows 8 for its marketing.
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Originally scheduled to release in October 2011, the film was postponed to its tentative release date of 1 June 2012 but later got postponed due to IPL matches.
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The makers thought that the film's climax was similar to Kahani 2012 and were thinking to change the climax but stuck to its original.
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When Aamir Khan was approached for the film he also decided to produce the film.
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Reema Kagti's first film in 5 years after Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd in 2007.
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Kareena Kapoor acted for the second time with the same film title earlier she acted opposite Akshay Kumar in Talaash in 2003.
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While this movie is brilliantly set in Mumbai and its dark underbelly, it is inspired heavily from the movie Don't Look Now (1973), set in Venice, Italy.
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The film was speculated to be inspired by the American novel " An Act of Providence" which was released in 1979.
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Aamir Khan appears in the 3rd movie with Rani Mukherji after Ghulam and Mangal Pandey: The Rising.
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Aamir Khan collaborates with Kareena Kapoor Khan for the 2nd time after 3 Idiots.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character name Teimur, is the name of Kareena Kapoor Khan's real life son.
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