Yash Raj camp is well known for revolutionizing the romance genre in Bollywood. There are numerous movies in Bollywood by Yash Raj camps that show romance at its best.
For instance, Darr was the love story from the perspective of a one-sided psychopath lover.
Dil To Pagal hai is traumatized love triangle, Veer Zaara is the foundation of international love stories and many more. Yash Raj Chopra is one of the biggest foundations who has shaped the Bollywood movies.
Check out these 18 interesting lesser-known facts about movies made under Yash Raj banner.
1. The love for Switzerland
Movies made under the Yash Raj Banner is famous for outdoor location shoots. The dancing in the mountains of Switzerland is the signature scene in Yash Raj romantic movies. However, it was first started with the movie Faasle (1985).
2. A deep dive in Romance genre
Yash Chopra confessed that he was traveling in his car and eyed on the film posters on the wall. He saw all the movies are action movies. That was the time when he decided to work on a script for a romantic movie. Guess he wanted to something different, and he made Sridevi starring Chandni.
3. Pamela Chopra sang only for Yash Raj films
Pamela Chopra was the singer and she only sang for Yash Raj Films. She is the voice behind “Main Sasural Nahin Jaungi” in Chandni and “Ghar Aaja Pardesi” from DDLJ.
4. Shashi Kapoor played the elder brother of Amitabh Bachchan
There are many movies in which Shashi Kapoor played the younger brother of Amitabh Bachchan. Silsila is the only movie where Shashi Kapoor was the elder brother.
5. The song Neela Aasman was created by Shammi Kapoor
The tune for the song was created by Shammi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan. This is the reason that Yash Raj took permission from Shammi Kapoor to use the song.
6. DDLJ started the credit rolling in Bollywood films
DDLJ was the first film which includes credit rolling scene at the last. It was the first time in Bollywood, and the title was suggested by Kirron Kher.
7. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was written a long ago
Aaditya Chopra wanted to cast the Jodi of Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala for the movie. Dil se featuring the Jodi tanked on Box office and Aaditya Chopra dropped the idea.
8. Haule Haule is relaxing as per Shah Rukh Khan
In an interview, Shah Rukh said, ‘Haule Haule’ was the most relaxing song he ever shot. He often makes such comments as he said ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ was his funeral song.
9. Movie looks were inspired by real people
The looks of Shah Rukh Khan from Rab Ne Bana DI Jodi were inspired by show contestants that Shah Rukh used to host. The show was ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain.
10. The one-take monologue in Veer Zaara
Shah Rukh Khan is a brilliant actor and he proved it by making the monologue shot ‘Mai Qaidi Number 786’ in the Veer Zara in one single shot. Another trivia is that there were no retakes in the shot as well.
11. One day shoot
All the prison scenes in Veer Zaara were shot in a single day.
12. Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh’s love blossoms
The couple met in the sets of Kabhie Kabhie. The new couple got married in 1980 and they lived happily ever after.
13. The musicians strike
During the recording sessions for Kabhie Kabhie, musicians were on strike. Yash Chopra hired from the navy to complete the recordings of his songs.
14. Lamhe was Yash Raj’s favorite
Sridevi rejected lots of Yash Raj movies. Yash Raj said that Lamhe was his favorite movie in all his movies, and he was shocked when the audience rejected the movie.
15. Lamhe’s inspiration
The story of Lamhe was heavily inspired by the book ‘Daddy Long Legs’. It was suggested by Pamela Chopra.
16. Akshay Kumar’s fight with the Yash Raj Chopra
During the shooting schedule of Dil To Pagal Hai, Akshay Kumar argued with Yash Chopra for not getting paid the promised amount. The fight continued for 11 long years.
17. DDLJ got the showreel for behind the scenes
DDLJ was the first film in Bollywood that got behind the scenes 30-minute show broadcasted on Doordarshan.
18. Sooraj Barjatya is a big fan of DDLJ
According to sources, Sooraj Barjatya used to watch DDLJ whenever he started writing a new film.