Interesting facts about the movie 'Rang De Basanti'

1) Casting actors - Aamir Khan wasn't the first choice for the film, Shah Rukh, Arjun Rampal and Hrithik Roshan were also approached to play the role. SRK was even approached for Ajay Rathod's role but things didn't work out!

2) Title Choices - Deciding on the name of the movie wasn't easy. From 'Ahuti' to 'The Young Guns of India' to finally 'Rang De Basanti'. The first draft of the film came up in 1998 with the name The Young Guns of India with the idea to narrate the stories of the kraantikari's.

3) Music magic - No one can forget Rahman's touching music for Rang De Basanti. Apparently, it took him almost 3 years to complete the music for this movie.

4) Plot problem - The censor board chief who was Sharmila Tagore refused to clear the film as the plot of the film revolved around killing the Defence Minister of India. Later a special screening of the film was organized for then Defence Minister Pranab Mukherji who had no issues with the film.

5) Idea generation - The director of this movie, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra got the idea for this film while shooting his documentary in Gujurat. He took seven years to research and develop the story and write the script.