INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AASHIQUI
1 Pooja Bhatt was considered for the role of Anu, but couldn’t do it, as her then boyfriend didn’t want her to do more movies.
2 Aditya Pancholi dubbed for Rahul Roy in the movie.
3 The film is based on life of Mahesh Bhatt and his first wife Lorraine Bright.
4 While shooting in Ooty, Anu accidentally cut her hand with a bottle before shooting for Duniya Bhula Dunga.
5 Bhatt included a swimming scene, as Rahul used to be a national level swimmer in school.
6 Mahesh Bhatt made Rahul Roy sit on floors and observe other actors before starting the shoot of the movie. He never went to any acting classes.
7 Anu wanted to become a social worker before Bhatt spotted her.
8 It took 73 shots for the song Bhula Dunga Tujhe to complete.
9 In the film, Rahul signed a cheque with his real name, which led Bhatt to name his character also as Rahul.
10 Over 15 million cassettes of the film’s album have been sold till date, which has made it the highest sold music album in India.
11 Gulshan Kumar had made the songs for Aashiqui even before the movie was filmed. After making the songs, he took them to Mahesh Bhatt and asked him to make a movie which features these songs or include them in a future movie. Aashiqui’s music became an instant rage and is still remembered fondly.