Last Updated: 08.43 AM, May 31, 2023
It was on the day and date of 31 May 2013, when the Gen-Next film maker Ayan Mukerji gifted the audience a breath of fresh air in the form of a ‘youthful’ film titled ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. The film, which was produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Karan Johar, starred the young brigade of actors in the form of Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Since we are speaking about the film celebrating ten years of its release, let us also refresh your memory by recalling the names of the lead actor sin the film. While Ranbir Kapoor was called Kabir Thapar aka Bunny, Deepika Padukone was Naina Talwar aka ‘Scholar Naina’, Kalki Koechlin played the role of Aditi Mehra Khanna aka Adi and Aditya Roy Kapur played the role of Avinash Shiv Arora aka Avi.
On the occasion of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ clocking ten years, let’s have a look at ten of the unknown facts about the Ranbir Kapoor- Deepika Padukone starrer.
(DISCLAIMER: The following unknown facts are compilations from the information available on the internet)
Unknown fact No. 1
We all know that Deepika Padukone exceled and how in the role of Dr. Naina Talwar aka ‘Scholar Naina’. Her on screen chemistry with Ranbir Kapoor was definitely the talk of the town, which also acted as one of the USPs of the film. But, if the buzz is to be believed, then, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma were also in consideration to play the role which, eventually went to Deepika Padukone.
Unknown fact No. 2
Well… after the ladies… let’s talk about the men now. Like before as we had mentioned, if the buzz is to be believed, then, it was actually Bobby Deol who was offered the role, which, eventually was played by Kunaal Roy Kapur. For those who are ‘yet-to-watch’ the masterpiece classic, we are talking and referring to the role of Taran, who plays Deepika Padukone’s fiancé.
Unknown fact No. 3
Not many must have noticed it. But, Ayan Mukerji, the director of the film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, also played a cameo in the film. For the unversed, one can spot Ayan Mukerji during Aditi's wedding when Bunny sings the evergreen track ‘Kabhi kabhie mere dil mein’.
Unknown fact No. 4
As per a news in Spotboye, it had been reported that Karan Johar had paid a huge amount to get the film’s title, which was the hit song which the late Kishore Kumar had given the playback for Ranbir Kapoor’s uncle Randhir Kapoor in the hit film ‘Jawani Deewani’.
Unknown fact No. 5
The film also saw the ‘reunion of sorts’ of choreographer Farah Khan and Madhuri Dixit. The song was the brilliantly choreographed ‘Ghagra’, which featured Madhuri Dixit and Ranbir Kapoor, although the former was present in the film only for this song.
Unknown fact No. 6
Ranbir Kapoor, who likes to get into the ‘skin of any character’ that he plays on screen was game to do that for his character in the film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. In tune with his role in the film, he had got his ears pierced! So much for dedication… Atta boy Ranbir!
Unknown fact No. 7
After the runaway success of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ in Hindi, the film’s makers then, went onto get the film dubbed in Hebrew and got it released in Israel.
Unknown fact No. 8
Besides the film and its characters, the film’s music was also a superhit chartbuster. The film also boasted of a track titled ‘Dilliwali Girlfriend’. Did you know that the intro rap of this track was inspired from the track ‘Aage Aage Dekhe Jaa’ from the film ‘Life Partner’.
Unknown fact No. 9
The reason why Madhuri Dixit was called as ‘Mohini’ in the film is because, it was a tribute to her character I the film ‘Tezaab’, wherein she was called Mohini.
Unknown fact No. 10
It’s believed that, Deepika Padukone trusted the film’s maker Ayan Mukerji so much that she did not even read the script before signing it.