12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Chalte Chalte!Shreemi Verma , 09 Jun 2015
Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji‘s Chalte Chalte released on 13th June in 2003! It’s been 12 years since SRK and Rani’s story of what happens after the whole- ‘prince takes his princess home‘ was one of the few movies that showed what marriage is really like. The movie hit a spot (for me at least) more so because it had Shah Rukh play the role of a typical husband, not the romantic hero every girl saw him as. Chalte Chalte was also made amidst a lot of controversy and delays, so I decided to list down some trivia about one of the rare movies that has aged well!
1) Aishwarya Rai had shot some portions of the movie.
Aishwarya Rai | Source: Tumblr |
2) She was replaced by Rani Mukherji after Aishwarya’s ex boyfriend Salman Khan started causing trouble on the sets.
3) This incident soured Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s relationship for quite a long period of time!
4) Rani and Aishwarya were close friends before this casting chaos.
5) The friendship didn’t last after Rani took up the role of Priya.
6) This was the first movie produced by Dreamz Unlimited (a joint production of Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Aziz Mirza) to be a hit at the Box Office!
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Asoka were the previous movies produced by the banner that is now Red Chillies Productions.
7) Kajol was also briefly considered for this role after Aishwarya’s departure, but she declined.
8) Rani too was in double minds while taking up Chalte Chalte.
She thought the movie seemed too similar to Saathiya.
9) Aman Verma was apparently offered the role of Rani’s fiance, played by Jas Arora.
10) Chalte Chalte entered the top 10 in the United Kingdom box office charts!
11) It also registered the third biggest opening for a Bollywood movie ever!
In the United Kingdoms.
12) Rani Mukerji’s look – the eye make up especially was a rage!
Go watch the movie again, it is really one of Shah Rukh and Rani’s best works. And the songs…. <3