Salman was Hrithik's trainer
The film went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of all times.
John says no for 'wooing' Kareena
Robbie, who was later on played by TV actor Vikas Sethi tries to woo flippant Kareena Kapoor in the movie and probably John was not interested and declined the cameo offer.
Later on, John bagged the lead role in Karan Johar's 'Kaal' and 'Dostana'!
It's all in the destiny, we can say...
Border used actual arms but a fake casualty count
Director J P Dutta was loosely inspired by the dairy of his brother, who was a pilot with the Indian Air Force who lost his life in a MIG crash in 1987.
The film was shot on actual locations of the war with real army men participating in the shoot and using original arms, ammunition, military jeeps and Hawker Hunter fighter planes.
However the casualty count shown in the film was overstated for cinematic reconstruction and adaptation. In the actual 1971 war only two soldiers lost their lives.
When Kajol's sari flew...
It was Farah's filmy way of showing how the hero realizes he has fallen for the heroine.
Saif was to romance Kajol
Saif Ali Khan was offered the role of Raj Malhotra in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge .
But he refused the role which then went to Shah Rukh Khan. King Khan had initially resisted playing the lead in this film.
However, it was DDLJ that created his screen persona of a romantic hero.
'Mr India' was written for Big B!
The film was also scripted keeping in mind Amitabh Bachchan's voice but Big B refused to be a part of the film and to do the 'invisible' role.
Afterwards, Anil Kapoor accepted the offer and 'Mr. India' became a landmark movie in Anil's Bollywood career.
Why was SRK playing Raj in DDLJ
The name of Raj was synonymous to SRK in films like Chalte Chalte, Baadshah and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman.
How Amisha Patel got her name?
Amisha and Ashmit derive their names from their parent's names. Amisha is formed out of the first three letters of the father's name and the last three letters of her mother's name.
Thus, AMISHA = (AMI)T + A(SHA). On the other hand, Ahsmit is formed out of the first three letters of the mother's name and the last three letters of his father's name. Thus, ASHMIT = (ASH)A + A(MIT).
The idea of making Dhoom
Not surprisingly, the title came from one of its songs - Dhoom Mache Dhoom, which was slightly adapted to become Dhoom Machale. However, that film starred Amitabh Bachchan, while this one stars his son Abhishek Bachchan.
Aamir Khan's girl bonding
His mother was requested by Aamir's teacher to shift Aamir to a boy's school as he used to always argue with his girl counterparts.
Bhoot broke Bollywood rules
Along-with being the recent film without any songs, the film started the trend of promotional music video. The movie was only two hours long, it was heroine-centered. The movie was not a love story but a horror flick and still went on to set the box office cash registers ringing.