Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time: No.7 - "Veer Zaara", The Legendary Love Story That Brings Tears To Your Eyes

Mina Muzumdar |Jun 26, 2019

15 years passed and people still can't forget the heart-touching love story that crossed the border. Here are 7 interesting facts about number seventh in Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time: "Veer Zara". Check them out!

It's been 15 years since the love story of the young Indian pilot (Shah Rukh Khan) and Pakistani girl (Preity Zinta) that blossoming across the boundary of border and religion brings tears to eyes of million Indians heart. Directed by Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta, the film firmly positioned it in the number seventh of Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time.  

Here are 7 unknown facts about the film that strengthen the bond between India and Pakistan.

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Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time: No.7 - Veer Zaara

The film's title was changed

Originally, the film didn't title Veer Zaara but Yeh Kahaan Aa Gayhum following a song from Silsila. However. Yash Chopra decided to change it into 'Veer-Zaara' as he believed that it went better with the epic mood of the film.

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The biggest grosser of 2004

Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta's Veer Zaara became the highest grosser film in 2004 as it collected Rs 942.2 million all over the world.

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The film changed the situation in Amritsar and Lahore

One year after the release, Veer Zaara made a huge impact on the region, Thanks to the movie, there was a bus service between Amritsar and Lahore for the first time. The first trial run was on 11 December 2005.

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Rani Mukerji's character inspired by a real-life activist

In Veer Zaara, Rani Mukerji played the beautiful lawyer Saamiya Siddiqui. Her character was inspired by a real-life well-known lawyer as well as a human rights activist - Asma Jehangir.

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Shah Rukh Khan's prison scene

One of the most unforgettable scenes of Veer Zaara was when Shah Rukh Khan was imprisoned. However, not anyone knows that the iconic shot was finished within a day and the most interesting part is Shah Rukh Khan wore a wig for the scene.

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Karan Johar designed all of Shah Rukh Khan's outfit for the film

Clearly, Shah Rukh Khan scored all fashion goals in Veer Zaara thanks to Karan Johar who designed his costumes in the film.

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Music was the challenging part

Yash Chopra failed to find a composer who can give his songs an 'old world' vibe. Fortunately, he met Sanjeev Kohli who introduced him the compositions of his father, the late legendary composer Madan Mohan. 11 tracks were selected for the film among 35 tunes which were tested.

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Veer Zaara also touched million Pakistani's hearts

Veer Zaara was also released in Pakistan and made a big wave at the cinema at that time as it strengthens the bond between India and Pakistan. That's why the movie deserves to be one of Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time.

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