As Yash Chopra’s epic romance ‘Veer-Zaara’ turns 12 years, we give you some interesting facts about the film that you may not have known before.
The film was originally titled ‘Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum’, after the song from ‘Silsila’ (1981), but Yash Chopra felt that ‘Veer-Zaara’ went better with the epic mood of the film.
‘Veer-Zaara’ is one of the few Indian movies to officially release its original tunes of songs and background music.
Yash Chopra used late composer Madan Mohan’s tunes for the film, which he felt suited the era that was being depicted on screen. Out of the hundreds of tunes in Mohan’s archives, 35 were tested to see if they would fit the mood of the film and eleven were selected by Aditya Chopra.
Karan Johar had designed all of Shah Rukh Khan’s costumes in the film.
Yash Chopra cast Preity Zinta because she was known to portray westernized roles, and he wanted someone who could easily transform into a character who was the complete opposite.
Amitabh Bachchan suggested Gurdas Mann to Yash Chopra to do his playback in the film, believing that Mann’s voice would best suit the ‘Lodi’ festival song.
Anupam Kher stars with his wife Kiron Kher in this film, although they don’t share the same frame.