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The movie was added to the Guiness Book of World Records 2002 edition for winning the most number of awards for a movie. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai won a total of 92 awards.
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Hrithik Roshan met his wife for the first time exactly the same way Rohit meets Sonia in the film, at a traffic signal.
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After the movie was released in January 2000, New Zealand became more popular for Indians. The number of applications for visas and permits for Indian students and tourists went up so much that the visa office had to be enlarged to the tune of US$500,000. Officials say the sudden rise is caused by the "Hrithik factor."
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Rakesh Roshan thought of having Shah Rukh Khan in the original draft, but he couldn't create a decent ending. Hrithik Roshan told his dad that he has done enough movies with the Khans, and should pick somebody new. He then gave the role to his son.
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Hrithik Roshan became the first actor, and to date the only actor to win both the best debut and best actor awards, for his debut performance.
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Biggest Indian hit film of 2000. Turned lead actor Hrithik Roshan (in his debut performance) overnight into a superstar and the craze of the nation (hrithikmania).
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Coca-Cola was advertised throughout the film indirectly. After the movie became a smash hit Coca-Cola signed Hrithik Roshan as their new campaign model.
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Actress who played Raj's mother Asha Patel in the movie was the real life mother of Amisha Patel.
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Hrithik Roshan has 6 fingers in his right hand. When he played Raj he tried to cover that defect in every scene by using hand gloves and playing the character as left handed.
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The role of Sonia was first cast with Kareena Kapoor who walked out of the picture a few days after the shooting had started due to a misunderstanding between the director Rakesh Roshan and her mother Babita, and also Kareena's mother didn't want her to wear a bikini in the latter's debut film. She was then replaced with a newcomer Ameesha Patel who became a star overnight when the film became a blockbuster.
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Due to the huge success of the movie Rakesh Roshan was targeted by the Mafia. For the foreign distribution rights of the film Rakesh Roshan was shot by the Mumbai underworld but survived.
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Hrithik Roshan used weight training to bulk up for his role. He was trained under the supervision of actor Salman Khan.
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Before Hrithik Roshan started his acting carrier he was an assistant director with his father Rakesh Roshan. When Hrithik decided to portray the two characters with different physique, he called Salman Khan and was not sure whether Salman would remember him. But Salman recognised him and accepted his request of helping him in building his physique for the film. Superstar Salman Khan worked with him in the movie "Karan Arjun".
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered the role of Sonia.
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The gestures shown by Hritihik on his brother like touching his face with hands was taken from the movie Face/Off (1997). During the bike chase sequence and some action scenes, music heard was taken from the same movie "Face/Off".
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Has the record for winning most awards on all award ceremonies including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Music, Best Actor, Best Newcomers.
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It was Hrithik's idea to give eyeglass for Raj's character with a clean shaved persona. But Rakesh Roshan was against that, he wanted Raj and Rohit appearance to be exactly the same.
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During the first days of the filming Hrithik was shy and confused on his dance steps. Choreographer Farah Khan has given him some moral supports and he improved terrifically.
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Ameesha Patel's parents originally told her that she wasn't allowed to do the film.
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Pop singer turned actor Lucky Ali's first debut for singing in a movie.
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Shah Rukh Khan was offered the film but rejected it due to a tight schedule of shooting for other films.
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Kaho Naa Pyar Hai is the second Bollywood movie (First being Dil Se) to win almost all the famous awards for its musical department (Best Music, Best Lyrics, Best Playback Singer - Male and Best Choreography) but for different songs in the same film. The album won Best Music for Rajesh Roshan, "Ek Pal Ka Jeena" won Best Choreography for Farah Khan while "Na Tum Jano Na Hum" won Best Lyrics for Ibrahim Ishq and Best Playback Singer - Male for Lucky Ali. Dil Se still holds the record to win all categories for the same song "Chaiyan Chaiyan" in the same film.
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Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukaara was sampled from Vangelis song Voices (1985), similar to Echoes (1995).
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The film was to be shot in the Fiji Islands But Rakesh Roshan changed it to New Zealand after problems with getting permission.
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Amisha Patel's voice is dubbed in the film by a dubbing artiste named "Mona Ghosh Shetty".
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In The scene where Raj, Sonia and Tony go to meet Rohit's brother Amit & his uncle and Aunty, there is a sequence where Kareena Kapoor Khan is shown with Hrithik and Vrijesh. The scene is shot from a distance, so Kareena Kapoor is hardly recognisable.. but a difference in costume and get up can be seen
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Salman Khan allowed to use Hritik Roshan his personal Gym to train for the film.
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During the shooting the song Pyar ki Kashti, everyone fell sea sick. The captain of the ship, who was Russian, made Tony to have a green apple and a shot of vodka. That cured his sea sickness.
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Kareena Kapoor opted out of the film as she wanted to debut with Abhisheik Bachchan in Refugee 2000.As he is the son of Amitabh Bachchan.
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It's said that there were two endings for this film- one in which Hrithik Roshan's character Raj dies. However, makers decided to retain the Happy ending.
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When the film perspective shifts to New Zealand, the disco song in the background is Bellisima by DJ Quicksilver.
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Amisha Patel made her acting debut in the blockbuster "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai"
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"D Horn Song" by Imnpression was a cover version of the song "Kaho Na Pyar Hain".
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Rakesh Roshan was inspired from Aradhana 1969 to make this film.But he wanted lover to return back as lover,likewise in Aradhana Sharmila Tagore's son returns back whose look like of her dead lover.
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Rakesh Roshan didn't want to show any relationship between the dual role of Hrithik Roshan as Rohit and Raj like lost brothers. As it was shown in films based on such themes.
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Vrajesh Hirjee's (Tony) first Hindi film.
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Mohnish Bahl had not met Hrithik until this movie
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When Hritik plays guitar as Raj he clearly holds the guitar upside down with the thicker strings producing sound of a thin strings.
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Along with this film being Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel's debut film, this was also Tanaaz Irani's debut film who made a guest appearance as Ameesha Patel's cousin, although the former signed up for another film before this.
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There is also a movie title called Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, also starring Hrithik Roshan. It is based on a song from this film, due to its popularity.
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Originally, Ameesha Patel was offered the role of Sonia Saxena, but she refused it because she just graduated from college and wanted to education in the US. Afterwards, Kareena Kapoor replaced her, but luckily, Kapoor dropped out a few days into the principal photography and Patel was given the opportunity once again during a family lunch.
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This movie was released 4 days after Hrithik Roshan's 26th birthday.
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This film was released the day after Ashmit Patel's 22nd birthday, who is the younger brother of Ameesha Patel.
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Following its release of the film, Hrithik Roshan became an overnight superstar.
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The song "Dil Ne Dil Ne Pukara" was sampled from the song "Voices" by Vangelis.
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A Pakistani American boy named Kashif performed the song "Ek Pal Ka Jeena" for the famous American TV Show "America's Got Talent".
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Director Trademark 

Rakesh Roshan: [title] movie title begins with the letter K.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Two climaxes were filmed, one having Raj killed in the end and other having Raj joins with Sonia. For the theatric release they choose the happy ending.
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During the first draft of the script Raj and Rohit were two different people with same face. One is bad and another is good. But director Rakesh Roshan didn't like that idea. He wanted both of them good. During the death of one character he wanted the audience to feel saddened.
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