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16 years of 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai': Here are 10 lesser known facts about Hrithik-Ameesha's debut

New Delhi: It looks like yesterday when dashing Hrithik Roshan along with the bubbly Ameesha Patel had made it to the silver screen for the first time with ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai'.Helmed by Rakesh Roshan,
India TV Entertainment Desk January 14, 2016 0:00 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: It looks like yesterday when dashing Hrithik Roshan along with the bubbly Ameesha Patel had made it to the silver screen for the first time with ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai'.

Helmed by Rakesh Roshan, the movie was a blockbuster hit and did wonders for both Hrithik and Ameesha as both turned out to be an overnight stars.

Hrithik became the new heartthrob of the nation and Ameesha was the new sensation in B-town. The rest they say is history.

And now it's been 16 years since ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' got released, but the charm to see Rohit/Raj (played by Hrithik Roshan) and Sonia (played by Ameesha Patel) remains afresh.

So as Hrithik and Ameesha along with ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' complete 16 years in the industry, we bring to you some lesser known facts about the movie:

1- Remember the scene where Rohit meets Sonia for the first time at the traffic signal. Well, this is exactly how Hrithik met his childhood sweetheart Sussanne.

2- Interestingly, Ameesha Patel was not the first choice for the role of Sonia. Infact, it was Kareena Kapoor who was supposed to make her debut with Hrithik with ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' but the actress walked out after the shooting began.

3- Hrithik Roshan took training from superstar Salman Khan before he made his debut in B-town.

4- Apparently, Hrithik wasn't the first choice of director Rakesh Roshan for ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai'. Infact, he wanted to sign superstar Shah Rukh Khan for the movie.

5- While ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' turned Hrithik Roshan into an overnight star, he got over 30,000 marriage proposals after the release of the film.

6- ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' didn't just mark as the debut of Hrithik and Ameesha, but it was also the big break for singer Lucky Ali.

7- ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' was the biggest blockbuster of 2000 and won 102 awards. Infact, the movie is also added in the Limca Book of Records for the greatest number of awards won by a Bollywood film.

8- Hrithik Roshan has 6 fingers in his right hand. When he played Raj he tried to cover his 6th finger in every scene by using hand gloves and playing the character as left handed.

9- The actress who was seen playing the role of Raj's mother in the movie is the real life mother of Ameesha Patel.

10- During the first few days of the filming for Kaho Na Pyaar Hai.. Hrithik was shy and confused while performing his dance steps. Choreographer Farah Khan gave him moral support and he improved tremendously.