Mohabbatein turns 20: Farah Khan recalls Aishwarya Rai didn’t complain, Shah Rukh Khan learned steps in 5 mins

A film that remains special for all is Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Mohabbatein. As the film clocks 20 years, choreographer Farah Khan reveals fun anecdotes from behind-the-scenes.
Mohabbatein turns 20: Farah Khan recalls Aishwarya Rai didn’t complain, Shah Rukh Khan learned steps in 5 mins
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For die-hard fans of Bollywood, the Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan starrer Mohabbatein that came out back in 2000 is extremely special. The romantic tale of 4 different couples including SRK-Aishwarya, Jugal Hansraj-Kim Sharma, Jimmy Shergill-Preeti Jhangiani, Uday Chopra-Shamita Shetty and their fight against Narayan Shankar, principal of Gurukul, is remembered till date. And today, as the iconic romantic film completes 20 years, those associated with it have been remembering stories about it. Farah Khan, who was behind the choreography of many iconic numbers in the film, has opened up about several memories related to Mohabbatein. 

Farah shared that while working on the film, she got a lot of support from Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra. She mentioned that Aditya, who helmed the film, was clear on what he wanted in each song. She even remembered how the young actors in the film would need rehearsal months before the shoot and Shah Rukh would learn his steps in the 5 minutes and nail it. She said, "Shah Rukh would come and he would learn it in like five minutes because he never comes for rehearsals and he would just learn the steps in five minutes, and that was the amazing part of it!"

Talking about Aishwarya, Farah called her a thorough professional. She remembered how she shot in extremely cold temperatures in a drenched saree without any complaints. She said, "Ash being a thorough professional, freezing in London, wearing a white lace saree, drenched, and she would not complain. Her and Shah Rukh’s chemistry is something else in the film and that whole poetry of Ek Ladki Thi Anjani Si I think that has become almost iconic because of how they did it." 

Ash being a thorough professional, freezing in London, wearing a white lace saree, drenched, and she would not complain.
Farah Khan

Farah even spilled a secret about the film that the crew was not aware of during the shooting. She shared that no one was supposed to know that Aishwarya was a figment of Shah Rukh's imagination. She said, "We were not supposed to know, at that point, whether Aishwarya was Shah Rukh’s imagination or not. He would see her in places and she was the spirit behind the love stories. We shot in London. We shot in freezing cold nights with rain and we went to Switzerland to shoot two songs, Humko Humise Chura Lo, which I think is one of the best songs in the film, really beautifully done."

We were not supposed to know, at that point, whether Aishwarya was Shah Rukh’s imagination or not.
Farah Khan

The film was released back in 2000 and became a huge success. The trend of violins and maple leaves letters started off with Mohabbatein. The songs of the film like Aankhein Khuli or Humko Humise Chura Lo and more are still remembered. On the 20th anniversary of the film, Amitabh Bachchan also penned a post regarding it and recalled the memories associated with the film.

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Anonymous 3 months ago

It was a magical movie for the youth that time

Anonymous 3 months ago

Ash,is beautiful inside and outside.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Aishwarya Rai is given her hatter's sleepiness night

Anonymous 3 months ago

This movie was total torture. Stupid storyline and annoying newcomers. After DDLJ this was huge letdown.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Aishwarya Rai is the best better than all those ugly and overactor kareena Kajol Rani..

Anonymous 3 months ago

They’re ugly because they have real faces, eye and skin color and hair.

Anonymous 3 months ago

What else have they got theses bullymafiaDruggies? Bring out oldies trying gimmicking tricks... suckers!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Beautiful Aish...

Anonymous 3 months ago

Movie would have flopped if Aishwarya had 5 minutes more role.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Bollywood actresses have been shooting in Switzerland since 60s. What's the big deal about Aishwarya shooting in a saree?

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yeah it's not something new. Though its not new for actors to shoot under harsh climate but still it's hard for them to do that. It's hard for any actress or actor. Farah khan just said that Aishwarya never complained which hints at a possibility that others actresses might have complained while facing similar situations.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Flop Aishwarya....

Anonymous 3 months ago

Aishwarya was a flop at that time...she used to do cameo roles in other actresses movies. She did an item number in Karishma's Shakti, she did cameo in Mohabbatein, she did cameo in Twinkle Khanna's Mela. She's a very calculative woman and marketed her flop career very well.

Anonymous 3 months ago

It was in news Aishwarya was paid 2 crore for this role. Which was a big amount back than. She wasn't a flop star. She just gave two major hits in 1999. And came into top 3 actresses. But ends of year 2000. She was number uno for a while. Kajol was not doing many films and Karisma's all films flopped including Fiza. She did lots of special appearances because she suddenly became so famous that everyone want her in their movies.

Anonymous 3 months ago

And you're the biggest loser of all!!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Aishwarya is best

Anonymous 3 months ago

Aishwarya is best

Anonymous 3 months ago

My fav movie. Love you SRK!