20 years of 'Andaz Apna Apna': 10 interesting facts about the cult film

Updated: Apr 17, 2014, 12:20
  • Reel and real
    In a scene, Salman Khan is asked if he has seen ‘Sholay’, to which he responds, ‘Haan, dus baar’. Aamir Khan jokingly reacts stating, ‘iske baap ne likhi hai’. Incidentally, Salim Khan was one of the co-writers of ‘Sholay’
  • The mini promotion
    Aamir Khan made a special appearance in the film ‘Damini’ (1993), which was also directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. In a scene in the film, Aamir is asked about his forthcoming movies, and he replies that he is working on ‘Andaz Apna Apna’
  • The repeaters
    Famous songs starring Salman and Aamir are included in the film briefly. While Aamir is cutting a ribbon in the prison, ‘Papa Kehte Hai’ from ‘QSQT’ plays in the background. Also, prior to the ‘oranges’ scene with Raveena Tandon, Salman is seen humming 'Dekha Hai Pehli Baar' from ‘Saajan’
  • Sach Much!
    Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar had attended the mahurat shot of the movie
  • Wah once again
    Mehmood’s character in the film owns a film studio called ‘Wah Wah Productions’. Interestingly, in the 1966 film ‘Pyaar Kiye Jaa’, Mehmood runs a film production house, which is also called ‘Wah Wah Productions’
  • Cut out
    Two songs were scrapped from the film’s final cut. ‘Jana tu ne jana nahi', which was sung by Shamshad Begum, was not picturised at all. Even more surprisingly, ‘Shola shola tu bharkey’, which actually had the words ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, making it the title song, was deleted before the film hit the theatres
  • The Villain we love
    Shehzad Khan (right), who plays the hilarious role of Bhalla in the movie, actually made his acting debut in Aamir Khan’s first super hit ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ (1988). The son of legendary actor Ajit, he adopted the mannerisms of his late father in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, and gave it an wonderfully funny twist
  • Special guests
    Juhi Chawla and Govinda, two of Bollywood’s reigning stars at that point, make a much-loved guest appearance in the film
  • Tragedy before comedy
    ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ is said to have been in the making for over three years, one of the reasons why there wasn’t much hype around the film when it released
  • Two good for a sequel?
    Aamir Khan and Salman Khan haven’t acted together since ‘Andaz Apna Apna’. There had been talks of a sequel recently, but nothing materialised
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Although a box-office dud, Rajkumar Santoshi's laugh-a-minute riot has achieved legendary status among comedy films over the years. Here's reliving the magical madness of ''Amar-Prem and gang'