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This movie also resulted in a real life romance between Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, the most publicized love affair in the history of Indian Cinema.
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The bridge and many of the scenic locations shown in the movie were filmed in Budapest, Hungary, but Bhansali felt that names like Budapest or Hungary would not connect with the masses of India, so the Hungarian scenes were shown as Italian in the film.
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Bhansali and art director Nitin Desai toured Gujarat, Bhuj and Kutch to get the perfect locales and research the lifestyles and culture extensively. Due to this research, the sets designed were so good that Desai claims he got a letter from a filmmaking team in Canada asking which part of the country the location was in.
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Samir's strange habit of looking at the sky and talking to his deceased father comes from director Bhansali's childhood, when he had done the same thing.
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In Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's first scene, she is seen walking across the Kutch desert. She did this barefoot and in 35 degree weather. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali later expressed his great gratitude and respect for her having done so.
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At a screening of Raja Hindustani (1996), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan came up to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, shook his hand and told him that she loved his work in Khamoshi: The Musical (1996). Sanjay Leela Bhansali has said that her eyes were like fire, and he had been looking for a girl to play Nandini. At that moment he said to himself, "Yehi to hai meri Nandini (She is my Nandini)."
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Producers of the film had doubts that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would be able to deliver playing Nandini, because she had a Miss World image and a Western face. But Sanjay Leela Bhansali just said, "Why not tie her hair in a plait and give her a traditional look?"
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ismail Darbar spent two years on the music of the film.
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Since it wasn't possible that Kareena Kapoor Khan could play the lead in Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Sanjay Leela Bhansali offered her the role of Nandini in this movie.
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The film's storyline was similar to the 1983 film 'Woh 7 Din' starring Anil Kapoor,Naseeruddin Shah & Padmini Kolhapure, where a husband tries to unite his wife with her former lover.
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Aishwariya Rai won the Filmfare best actress for the the film.
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Salman Khan and his step mother Helen played mother and son in the film they first appeared together.
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Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, and Akshay Kumar were all considered for the role of Vanraj, which would later be played by Ajay Devgn.
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In the wedding scene, Sameer says that Aishwarya Rai's chracter, Nandini, acts as if she is Miss World. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, actually was Miss World in 1994.
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For the lit-up acrylic floor in the garba song, Nitin Desai placed marigold flowers, which are traditionally offered in temples, under the acrylic sheets.
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Due to a chandelier accident on the set, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan danced to "Nimbooda" while her feet were swollen.
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Loved blossomed between Salman Khan and Aaishwariya Rai on the sets of the film.
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The music of the film was quite popular. Songs such as Tadap Tadap, Chand Chupa Badal Mein, Dholitaro, Nimboda and Jhoka Hawa Ka were big hits.
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Vikaram Ghokale asks Ajay Devgan to sing a song when he comes to see Aaishwariya Rai for the first time and he sings the song 'Chingari Koi Bhadke' from the film Amar Prem 1972.
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The film won four National awards for: Best Production Design - Nitin Chandrakant Desai, Best Music Direction - Ismail Darbar, Best Choreography - Vaibhavi Merchant and Best Cinematography - Anil Mehta.
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Ismail Darbar received the RD Burman Filmfare award for this film.
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At the 2000 Filmfare awards function it won 9 awards;Best movie, Director, Actress, playback singer male, art director, cinematographer, Choreography, background score and RD Burman Award.
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Inspired from the semi-autobiographical work of Bengali author Maîtryei Devi, N'Hanyate. Similar narrative was also portrayed by her lover in his semi-autobiography, La Nuit Bengali.
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1st half of the movies picturised in Bhuj, Vijay Vilas Palece-Mandvi and Orchad Palace-Gondal of State Gujarat.no
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Man Mohini was sampled by Mike Ladd for his song Red Eye To Jupiter (Starship Nigga).
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