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(2006)

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Director Kunal Kohli sent Aamir Khan and Kajol a draft of the script, hoping they would agree with each other. His plan backfired - each of them sent back their revised versions of the script, with their own little adjustments, which included more depth and flesh to their own characters and less to the others.
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The word Fanaa is an Urdu word, of Arabic origin, which means annihilation. In Sufi tradition, it also means ceasing to exist.
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Lara Dutta admitted that she only accepted the film so she could get into the good books of Yashraj Films as well as having the opportunity of working with Aamir Khan and Kajol. She would later act in Keep Dancing (2007) which was produced by Yashraj Films.
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The film was shot in Poland, because Kajol refused to shoot in the valleys of Jammu and Kashmir fearing terrorist attacks.
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When Kajol and her mother are on the train the poem they recite is from the 1976 film Kabhi Kabhie which starred Rishi Kapoor from this film as well as Amitabh Bachchan and Waheeda Rehman.
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Kajol's comeback film after her maternity break.
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While promoting the film in Gujarat, Aamir Khan made some comments regarding the Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's handling of the Narmada Dam and the necessity to rehabilitate the displaced villagers. These comments were met with outrage from the Bharatiya Janata Party. The government of Gujarat demanded an apology from Khan, which he refused to do.
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Kajol paired for the first time with Aamir Khan in Fanaa. Earlier both of them worked together in Ishq (1997) along with Ajay Devgan and Juhi Chawla.
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Daku and Pacifik song "In My Hands" sampled the song "Mere Haath Mein".
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A single privately owned cinema in Jamnagar, Gujarat, screened the movie with police protection despite the threats. It ran for over a week before being withdrawn again following a self-immolation bid by a man protesting against the screening. The man, Pravin Joshi, entered the bathroom of the theatre during intermission of one of the screenings and set himself on fire. He suffered 85% burns and succumbed to his wounds nine days later.
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First Aamir Khan film to gross INR 1 billion at the worldwide box office.
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Producer Aditya Chopra moved a petition to the Supreme Court of India asking them to direct the Gujarat government to provide protection to all cinema halls that wanted to screen the film, but was rejected. Their response was that if a cinema was concerned for their protection they could call on the police.
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Five songs are featured in the movie while the soundtrack contains seven songs.
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This was the last film for which Jatin-Lalit composed as a duo (they split afterwards).
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Kajol's cousin Rani Mukharji also played a blind character a year ago in Black (2005) and also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
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Aamir Khan's first collaboration with Yash Raj Films. Earlier Khan starred in film named Parampara (1992) directed by Yash Chopra, but the film was not produced under Yash Raj Films banner.
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Lara Dutta has cameo appearance in the movie.
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Shiney Ahuja's character of Major Suraj Ahuja was earlier offered to Abhisheik Bachchan who declined it.
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The film was released in Brazil in 2012.
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The film was a major commercial success and won three Filmfare Awards.
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It was released in Malaysia on November 26, 2006.
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It was one of the most expensive Bollywood films during its time of release.
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The film was banned in the state of Gujarat due to protests against the lead actor Aamir Khan for his comments criticizing the Gujarati government.
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The last time Aamir Khan appeared in two films in a year.
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It was filmed at historical locations in Delhi including the Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, Purana Qila, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Lodhi Gardens.
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The performances from the leads, Aamir Khan and Kajol, as well as their on-screen chemistry were praised.
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The lyrics were penned by Prasoon Joshi.
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The music of the film was composed by Jatin-Lalit.
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Aamir Khan and Kajol recite lines of poetry in "Chanda Chamke" and "Mere Haath Mein".
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According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 17,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's third highest-selling.
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The film grossed an estimated INR 725 million in India and INR 316 million overseas markets.
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The film grossed US$5,608 in Brazil in 2012.
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At Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 100% rating critical approval rating, based on seven reviews.
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Kajol's cousin Rani Mukharji would marry film's producer Aditya Chopra.
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Tabi would later appear in Andhadhun (2018), another critically acclaimed film based on a blind character.
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Aamir Khan starred along with Rani Mukherjee, who is the cousin of Kajol, one year ago in "Mangal Pandey- The Rising".
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