Shah Rukh Khan’s Pardes was launched in 1997. The movie was directed by Subhash Ghai, who revealed in an previous interview that part of movie’s hit music Yeh Dil Deewana was shot by SRK’s duplicate. Subhash stated that at the moment, Shah Rukh’s spouse Gauri Khan was pregnant and therefore Shah Rukh needed to depart halfway. Also Read: Subhash Ghai says Pardes was first offered to Madhuri Dixit, reveals why Mahima Choudhry got the role

Apart from Shah Rukh, Pardes additionally starred Mahima Chaudhry, Apurva Agnihotri, Alok Nath, Amrish Puri and Himani Shivpuri. In 1998, the movie was remade in Telugu as Pelli Kanuka and starred Jagapati Babu, Lakshmi and Banumathi Ramakrishna.

In an 2020 interview with Bollywood Hungama, Subhash talked concerning the making of Yeh Dil Deewana music and stated, “We made the music in two days. I called Sonu Nigam and we got a small studio in Andheri. I called Sonu there and said that he has to sing the song so loudly like he is striking a hammer,” Ghai said. We kept this song for the last. We had two days left. Shah Rukh Khan was cooperative throughout the movie but towards the end, he had to leave two days before because I think Gauri was probably pregnant. He said that he needs to go to Delhi and cannot extend for another 2-3 days.”

Subhash stated that they first shot in LA and the following day Shah Rukh Khan needed to depart. “I asked him to come at 7 in the morning and the car was ready and I asked him to just give three close up shots. I picturised the song in 2 hours that morning. If you see the song has various locations and not just one. All the longshots of the car were taken with Shah Rukh’s duplicate. Shah Rukh had only given closeups,” Subhash stated.

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