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Dil Chahta Hai (DCH) is considered as a cult classic today. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Preity Zinta in lead roles, the film created a new way of thinking in Bollywood. Revolving around the lives of three friends who go through many transitions and a metamorphosis of sorts, Dil Chahta Hai went to become a blockbuster and became a talking point. Not only that, Farhan Akhtar, who wrote and directed the movie, came into the limelight and became a director to watch out for! As the film completes almost 15 years, here’s a look at some lesser known facts about the movie.
Farhan Akhtar, who made his debut as a director and writer with Dil Chahta Hai, first thought of casting Akshaye Khanna, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles. While Akshaye was considered to play Aakash originally, Duggu was considered for the role of Siddharth aka Sid and Saif Ali Khan as Sameer. However, according to a report on IMDB, Hrithik turned down the role, which then went to Abhishek Bachchan, who too couldn’t be a part of the film. Farhan then cast Aamir Khan, revised the script of the film and swapped Akshaye Khanna’s role with Aamir. Reportedly, Farhan Akhtar had to convince Dimple Kapadia to play the role of a divorcee Tara Jaiswal.
Dil Chahta Hai, the Bollywood movie which starred Aamir Khan, Akshay Khanna and Saif Ali Khan, was a Blockbuster. Now the latest buzz in Mollywood is that the movie is getting a Malayalam remake. The movie will be directed by Anjali Menon.
Anjali Menon had announced her next film with the three leading young stars in the industry – Dulquar Salman, Fahad Fazil and Nivin Pauly. The rumour of Dil Chahta Hai remake is in air from then. The rumour spread soon after there were hot discussions on social networking sites. Earlier actor-director Vineeth Sreenivasan had commented that he had wished to make a movie similar to Dil Chahta Hai. But Anjali Menon has not commented on anything else with respect to the statement that is being rumoured. She has confirmed that she is doing a film with Dulquar Salman, Fahad Fazil and Nivin Pauly. Aneesh Anwar will be producing the film.The plot of the story is not yet revealed. The script of the movie will be written by Anjali Menon herself. She had previously written for Usthad Hotel. Even if the movie is not a remake of Dil Chahta Hai, it is sure to entertain the audience like her previous movie.