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28 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Dil Chahta Hai”

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

1. Farhan Akhtar met Preity Zinta when she first came to Mumbai for the screen test for Kya Kehna and told her that whenever he makes a film, he wanted her to be in it.

2. The original gang was supposed to be Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan and Akshaye Khanna.

3. That screen test was with Akshaye Khanna, FYI.

4. After Hrithik and Abhishek walked out of the project, Farhan Akhtar waited almost 10 months to get an appointment with Aamir Khan to discuss the film.

5. Akshaye Khanna was originally supposed to play Akash. But when Aamir Khan was brought on, they swapped roles.

6. Saif Ali Khan was almost not going to do the movie because it was made with sync sound, instead of getting actors to dub their lines.

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‘Dil Chahta Hai’ starring Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Khanna Completes 16 Years, Here Are Some Dialogues That Will Give You A Rush Of Nostalgia

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

There are some films which become blockbusters and then there are movies like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ which attain cult status and become a landmark that will be difficult for anyone to reach anytime soon. Today, our beloved movie, which redefined friendship, romance and bromance for this generation, completed 16 years and even today it feels like it was only yesterday that Aakash, Sameer and Siddharth walked into our lives. Like any proud father, actor and director Farhan Akhtar too couldn’t hold back his emotions and took to Twitter to share his happiness and joy.

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Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Khanna DARE YOU To Take this Dil Chahta Hai Quiz!

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Did Farhan Akhtar just hint at a sequel to Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s Dil Chahta Hai?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on August 11, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

Dil Chahta Hai starred Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia. The film was Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut.

The iconic film celebrates 15 years today.

Who just doesn’t love Dil Chahta Hai?

The oft-watched timeless tale of friendship between Akash, Sid and Sameer and how they experience love and live, is still as fresh and relevant as it was 15 years back when it was released this day.

Dil Chahta Hai was a film that brought in the millennial wave to Bollywood cinema, and showed the way out to rehashed plots like revenge dramas and family reunion plots. The film also marked the directorial debut of the multi-faceted Farhan Akhtar, who later directed Lakshya and the Don franchise, before foraying into acting.

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Saif Ali Khan’s Dil Chahta Hai: Lesser known facts

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

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.

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One film that made his film career : Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Humans are really big on getting more chances at something because sometimes your potential gets noticed only after some point of time. Like many spiritual gurus opine, there is a time for everything. Same goes for success. It visits you only when you deserve to get lauded and loaded. In Bollywood, there have been a few actors who were privileged enough to get a second chance at their career and today, are one of the superstars.

Saif Ali Khan

Turning Point: Dil Chahta Hai

The Nawab of Bollywood has seen a lot of ups and downs in his career. He debuted with Parampara which didn’t help him much while Aashiq Awara made him popular, but it was Main Khiladi Tu Anari which propelled him forward positively. However, even after doing many films success eluded him, apart from a sporadic Kya Kehna (a Preity Zinta film) or Hum Saath Saath Hai (an ensemble film). It was in 2001 that Dil Chahta hai released and things changed. It was as if Bollywood has refound a long lost actor who has skills but needed someone to hone them. The forever in love Sameer played by Saif is the one best friend we all have! Saif Ali Khan had finally arrived.

5 Reasons Why Dil Chahta Hai Is Bollywood’s Coolest Youth Oriented Movie

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

It was 2001 when the norm of Hindi films was a specific order of films. Garish sets and loud dialogues were the staple platter every film had. And out of the blue came a film that trapped the urban sensibilities of the audiences, at a time when mainstream cinema was oblivious to it. Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai is cult for reason.

I still remember watching the first promo of Dil Chahta Hai when I was in seventh standard and I also remember telling my elder brother – “This film looks so different, it doesn’t look like Bollywood stuff.” It being ‘different’ from the other Bollywood movies of its times is definitely the first thing that strikes you about this movie that went on to achieve cult status in the years to come. In an era when every second filmmaker vouches for the uniqueness and originality of his/her movie, Dil Chahta Hai is actually one of the very few movies which lived up to the claim of being charmingly different, amazingly fresh and unabashedly honest in its portrayal of the story of three best friends.

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