Director: Aditya Chopra
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri
Plot: A young man and woman - both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain - fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl's traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise.
When Shah Rukh Khan drops Kajol at the end of "Rukh Jaa O Dil Deewane," director Aditya Chopra did not tell Kajol what was going to happen, so her reaction would be genuine.
Aditya Chopra had lots of trouble filming the scene where Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) jokes with Simran (Kajol) about the previous night. The reason was that every time Shah Rukh Khan would open his shirt, Kajol would not stop laughing. The pictures of the lips on the chest were drawn by Kajol.
The title name for this movie was suggested by Kiron Kher, wife of the famous actor Anupam Kher who plays Raj's father in the movie.
It was reported that after SRK won Best Actor for his role in this movie, Aamir Khan stopped attending the Filmfare Awards because he felt he should have won the award for his role in Rangeela.
Shah Rukh Khan's friends in the film are played by Karan Johar and Arjun Sablok, both would go on to become successful directors. This was Karan Johar's film debut.
Aditya Chopra named Shah Rukh Khan's character Raj after Raj Kapoor.
Himani Shivpuri was scripted to be in the last scene of the movie, but her husband died during the making of the movie, which made her unable to participate.
Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he was quite apprehensive about the film and had almost refused it since he felt that he was too old and not “typically” good-looking enough to pull it off. SRK later signed a poster of the movie with the note "Thank You For Making Me The Star I Am Today"which is still on Aditya Chopra's office
Shah Rukh Khan was going through a low phase just before the start of the film, due to his sister's illnes
Yash Chopra approached Armaan Kohli for Parmeet Sethi' s role. But Armaan did not want to play the villain's role. He insisted he play the lead role.
The producer Yash Chopra considers Switzerland to be his favorite shooting location. A number of scenes of the movie were shot there.
Mandira Bedi made her Hindi film debut in this movie. She played the role of Parmeet Sethi's sister
The character of Raj was first offered to Saif Ali Khan who turned down the role.
SRK's famous leather jacket was bought by Uday Chopra from a Harley- Davidson store in Bakersfield, California, for $400. The jacket was an homage to a similar one worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun(1986)
In the scene in which Anupam Kher tells SRK about the (non) accomplishments of his forefathers in academics, he actually recited names of his real, not- so-academically successful uncles.
It was Manish Malhotra's idea to dress Kajol in a green outfit for the song Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna. Adi was against it since Punjabi brides traditionally wear red, maroon or pink.
The film was mired in two major controversies after its release. Honey Irani and Javed Siddiqui said that they hadn't been given credit for screenplay and dialogues respectively.
According to Pamela Chopra, Anupam Kher’s character was actually based on the producer Yash Chopra – she say he was that kind of parent to his boys, preferring to be their friend instead of their dad.
Shah Rukh Khan insisted on adding a little action in the film, even though Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra weren’t fans of action sequences.
Kajol’s iconic white skirt in Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye was cut on set. Manish Malhotra and his team cut it because Adi Chopra thought it was initially too long. It eventually became quite a bit shorter than they expected, but they went with it