New Delhi: Released in 2002 Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project ‘Devdas’ starred Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Paro and Madhuri Dixit as Chandramukhi. This was the coloured film adaption of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel “Devdas”. Having a number of awards in its kitty, ‘Devdas’ turns 14 today. The lead actor Shah Rukh shared a photo on social media platforms and said that this movie will always be special to him. On the 14th anniversary of this magnum opus movie, we bring to you 10 lesser known facts about it which will compel you to watch it again:
The role of Devdas was first offered to Salman Khan, but he refused and eventually this role was passed to Shah Rukh Khan. King Khan took the Filmfare award for best actor home for his spectacular performance
The role of Chunni Lal was also offered to many other actors before Jackie Shroff.
Madhuri Dixit wore an outfit weighing 30kgs in the song “Kahe Chedd Mohe”
For the song “Maar Dala” designer Neeta Leela designed a heavy green anarkali, which weighed 15kgs.
Ismail Darbar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali spent two and a half years to compose the music of this movie.
Shah Rukh Khan used to drink few pegs before the shooting to make his character look realistic on the silver screen.
The popular song “Dola Re Dola” took two weeks to be penned down.
Kareena Kapoor Khan had also given the screen test for the role of Paro.
During the rehearsals of song “Dola Re Dola”, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ear started to bleed because of the heavy earrings she was wearing.
The set Chandramukhi’s ‘kotha’ (brothel) was constructed around a lake.