Kabir Bedi in Main Hoon Na Kabir Bedi in Main Hoon Na
"Yes, I don't kiss, I feel too shy,
so the first thing I tell my script writer is no kissing and no love-making scenes,
I get very shy...
The neck I do very well!
Nobody does it better than me!"
Shahrukh Khan, talking to CNN journalist Lorraine Hahn, 2004

other titles   My Presence
Je serai là pour toi
Neked mindig itt vagyok! (Hungarian title)
Victorie totalâ (Romanian title)
Jestem Przy Tobie (Polish title)
Main Hoon Na.Ich bin da ! (German big-screen title)
Ich bin immer für Dich da ! (German TV-title)

The Outsider (early working title)

'Main Hoon Na' means 'I am here (for you)'
catch phrases   ? "This summer he is back to school"
? "This summer, Major Ramprasad Sharma is going back to school...
This summer, chemistry will be fun...
This summer, will be cool...
This summer, she is in big trouble..."
release category   big-screen-movie
genre   action/thriller
length   16144 feet, 5 frames (reels)
179 minutes 23 seconds (Britain, calculated running time from measured length reels)
182 minutes (19 reels), according to Farah Khan
180 minutes (DVD)

3 minutes 22 seconds (film trailer, Britain)
theatrical release
  India: 2004
Britain: April 27, 2004 (12A Certificate, uncut)
USA: MPAA Rating "NR" (Not Rated)
Germany: FSK "ab 12 Jahre"
release dates   ? India - April 30, 2004
? The Netherlands - April 30, 2004
? United Kingdom - April 30, 2004
? Switzerland - April 30, 2004
? New Zealand - April 30, 2004
? Germany - April 30, 2004 (limited release, Munich)
re-released: February 5, 2005 (pre-release, Bonn) March 3, 2005 (countrywide)
? Norway - May 2, 2004
? Germany - May 27, 2005 (TV-premiere, synchronised version)
? Mauritius - August 25, 2005 (pre-release)

? India - June 30, 2004 (DVD)
country of production   India
production   Ganesh C Jain & Ratan D Jain (Venus Records), Gauri Khan Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Shah Rukh Khan
executive producer   producer: Gauri Khan, executive producer: Sanjiv Chawla
screenplay   Farah Khan and Abbas Tyerwala, Rajesh Saathi, based on a story by Farah Khan
dialogues   Abbas Tyerwala
MUSIC: Anu Malik
LYRICS: Javed Akhtar
SINGERS: Kay Kay, Vasundhara Das, Anu Malik, Shreya Goshal, Sunidhi Chauhan,
Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet, Aftab Sabri, Hashim Sabri, Alka Yagnik

some songs sung by 18-year old singer & songwriter Shreya Goshal

Main Hoon Na has eight songs.

TITLES: (soundtrack CD)
'Main Hoon Na' Sonu Nigam, Shreya Goshal
'Tumse Milke Dil Ka Jo Haal' Sonu Nigam, Aftab Sabri, Hashim Sabri
'Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha' Abhijeet, Shreya Goshal
'Gori Gori' Anu Malik, Kay Kay, Shreya Goshal, Sunidhi Chauhan
'Chale Jaise Hawayein' Kay Kay, Vasundhara Das
'Main Hoon Na' (sad version) Abhijeet
'Yeh Fizayein' Kay Kay, Alka Yagnik
'Main Hoon Na' (remix) Ranjeet Barot

published: T-Series

February 27, 2004 - AUDIO CD launch party, hotel Taj Land's End, Bandra, Bombay
Main Hoon Na soundtrack CD

Main Hoon Na
cinematography   V. Manikandan
action scenes   Allan Amin
art design   Sabu Cyril
distribution   Eros Entertainment, Eros Multimedia (Europe) Ltd.
filming location   Darjeeling Hill Station, including St Paul's school and railway station, India
Bikaner, Aapta Gaon railway station, India
Calcutta, India
DIRECTOR   Farah Khan
CAST   Nasir Abdullah (Rajat Saxena)
Boman Irani
(school principal)
Shahrukh Khan
(Major Ram Prasad Sharma)
Zayed Khan (Lucky Lakshman, college student)
Kirron Kher (Madhu Sharma, mother)
Kunal Kumar (Shastri)
Rajiv Panjabi (Percy)
Amrita Rao (Sanjana, General Bakshi's daughter, 'a spunky college kid')
Rakhi Sawant (Mini, college student)
Sushmita Sen
(Chandini Chopra, chemistry teacher)
Naseerudin Shah (special appearance: Brigadier Shekhar Sharma, Ram's father)
Satish Shah (Rasai, physics teacher)
Murli Sharma
(Khan, terrorist)
Suniel Shetty (Raghav(an), professor of physics, Ex-Major Datta, terrorist)
Praveen Sirohi (Vivek, college student)
Bindu Zaveri
(Mrs. Kakkad, Hindi teacher)
SUMMARY   "It's not so easy," Kabir says in the spectacular opening scene of the movie.
Actually, it's the India-Pakistan peace process he is talking about, but it could just as well have been the three-hour-long plot of Main Hoon Na!

So are you sitting comfortably?

Right in the first exciting minutes we see Kabir as General Amar Singh Bakshi, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, who promotes his Project Milaap (Unity) in a TV talk show.
The project is meant to help peace between India and Pakistan through an exchange of prisoners between the two countries on August 15.
But the show is rudely interrupted:
Despite the extensive security measures taken by the General's friend, Major Sharma (an exciting support act by Naseerudin Shah), the top officer is captured by terrorists in the TV studio.

In the ensuing shootout, Major Sharma saves Kabir/General Bakshi but is fatally injured, held in Kabir's arms.
On his death bed, he makes a shattering confession to his son, elite commando Major Ram Prasad Sharma (Shah Rukh Khan) - he has another son, Ram's younger half-brother, who together with his mother left the Major 20 years ago. His dying wish is that the family will be reunited to scatter his ashes into the River Ganges.

Apart from this private mission, Major Ram - a true action hero in the best 007 tradition - is told by General Bakshi to protect his estranged daughter Sanjana (the ravishing Amrita Rao). This has to be done under cover, since the girl has not spoken to her father for two years.

Sanjana and the young rebel 'Lucky' Lakshman (Zayed Khan - watch this boy!) are the two most popular students at a college in Darjeeling, and Major Ram's anti-terrorist mission means he has to enrol there as a somewhat superannuated student.
To make things even harder, our ultra-disciplined hero is told his estranged half-brother is also among the students!

And who could this be but the popular student and 'uber-hippie' Lucky!!!

Will Ram succeed in reuniting his family, will ruthless chief terrorist Raghavan (convincingly played by Suniel Shetty, the baddie in Kabir's mystery thriller RUDRAKSH) come to a sticky end, and will 'dad' Kabir ever see his daughter again???
    more Kabir Bedi pictures
Kabir's part   Kabir plays Indian General Amar Singh Bakshi, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army and Sanjana's father.
Kabir's showstopper   Speaking in an interview for his official website early April, Kabir had this to say about his role as General Amar Singh Bakshi, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army:
"I think it should be a good fun Bollywood film. And I'm personally happy with my role, it's a very positive role and a very pivotal role, brief as it is."
Kabir's first appearance, and his longest and most important scene, are right at the beginning of the movie.
As a highly decorated, splendidly beturbaned Indian army chief, he is all authority and power.
With his unique dark voice he only has relatively few lines, and often he is sitting at a desk. But he also turns up at the border to shake hands with his Pakistani counterpart, and his voice can also be heard in the off several times.
Once more, Kabir plays a father who is estranged from his daughter.
The father/General role leaves him little room for expression.
Kabir did not shoot any scenes on location in Darjeeling.
tv broadcasts   want to see Kabir in it? check TV listings of Kabir's work - current/archives
not to be confused with   -

  April 30, 2004 - DAY OF RELEASE REVIEW © Andrea Verschuur
So - did I like Main Hoon Na?
I saw the three-hour blockbuster twice in 48 hours!

The cinema audience laughed, cried, commented loudly and applauded when they felt a scene was particularly good, creating a unique atmosphere that you will only experience with really successful movies.

Built entirely around superstar Shah Rukh Khan (also known as SRK) the movie was produced by his wife Gauri.

It is a feast for the eyes.

First-time director Farah Khan is one of Bollywood's most successful choreographers: go and see Monsoon Wedding, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Asokha, Koi...Mil Gaya, and Kabir's Maine Dil Tujhko Diya!
Her dance acts in Main Hoon Na are equally wonderful.
It is quite clear, as SRK has confirmed, that the stars really enjoyed leaping and whirling about the screen.

The main set, St. Paul's School in the Darjeeling hill station, was very well chosen.
The cinematography is impressive.
The saris worn by the chemistry teacher, SRK's love interest (the gorgeous Sushmita Sen), are worth dying for.

Hugely popular star Shah Rukh Khan plays convincingly, using his expressive features to great effect, and flies spectacularly through many an action scene. Given his back problems, it can't have been easy.

Anu Malik's music, a major hit since many weeks, is full of catchy tunes.
Kabir's ex-wife, Nikki, told me the slow and sad version of the title song is her favourite Main Hoon Na number.
And how right she is!

The support roles are all wonderful characters, and are very well casted.
They include constantly knitting Hindi teacher Mrs. Kakkad and her physics colleague, whose "wet" pronunciation is a running gag throughout the movie.

I especially liked the way some of the characters were introduced, from the school director with a mean taste in ties and reading Harry Potter, to the old-maid Hindi teacher and the stunning new chemistry professor.

It pays to wait for the end credits, which are innovative and a true tribute to the actors and the brilliant crew.

  Now, let me think - for a while...

in short...
  A three-hour movie bonanza, packed with exciting action, college romantics, politics, wild dance scenes, great music. and wonderful sets - this is what entertainment is all about!
- You have to see this!
discussion   discuss this movie with others
Kabir stills   movie picture galleries
reviews w/ Kabir pix   -
other links w/ Kabir pix   -
    more Kabir Bedi pictures
official website   MAIN HOON NA
video trailers   ? indiafm - many trailers
? indiafm - broadband - The Making of Main Hoon Na
VIDEO by Videowallah - documentary of about 12 minutes

Samantha Riggs, an American female Shahrukh Khan impersonator searches for the Bollywood star while visiting London on June 23/24, 2006 when he was holidaying there with his family.
Nikki Bedi, Kabir's ex-wife, and a few other residents of London who personally know Shahrukh try to help...

Will Samantha find Shahrukh? Watch the video!
reviews   ? Main Hoon Na - entre haine et amour
- "...Et que pense Shahrukh Khan du film? "Le film est commercial. Toutes les recettes du succès sont présentes. Mais Farah a si bien réalisé ce film que j'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à le faire. Nous sommes de bons amis et c'est vraiment agréable de travailler avec les gens qu'on apprécie. En plus, elle a créé l'atmosphère des années 70. J'adore ça."
? Main Hoon Na ou les infinies ressources de l'épopée
- "Le rôle si magistralement interprété par Suniel Shetty est de loin l'invention la plus mémorable du film de Farah Khan."
? Main Hoon Na - Un succès garanti

- "...Quel plaisir également de revoir Kabir Bedi, toujours aussi impressionnant."

? Kinofilm Main Hoon Na
- "Die Welt ist ein Dorf in dieser als Bollywood-Antwort auf Die Feuerzangenbowle apostrophierten Mischung aus High School-Comedy, Lovestory, Musical und Actionthriller."
? Main Hoon Na at sulekha.com
- "Boman Irani's comic timing is fantastic!"
? Farah's journey into the past
- "Sushmita Sen's chemistry with the audience is hot. Zayed seems to have progressed from A to N of acting. And for those who enjoy Shah-Rukhisms. Main Hoon Na is perfect."
? Not as good as one expected
- "Main Hoon Na is a cocktail of patriotism and family drama that do not provide the high one expects." 
? Farah's journey into the past

- "...an ideal vacation movie."
Main Hoon Na - delectable piece of pop art

- "...one of the most watchable films from Bollywood in recent times."
? A completely Shah Rukh comedy

- "Shah Rukh is just lovable in the film and takes it on his shoulders till the end. Sushmita Sen shares very erotic vibes with SRK. She looks beautiful. Watch it for Shah Rukh's marvelous comedy."
? Unabashed entertainment, 1970s style

- "It's shamelessly entertaining."

? Main Hoon Na review by Taran Adarsh

- "Farah Khan makes a sensational debut."

? Main Hoon Na review at apunkachoice

- "...contains wholesome entertainment in a glossy package."


? Main Hoon Na at Yahoo! Movies
- "Farah Khan has every reason to be ecstatic about the film."

? Main Hoon Na at mahiram
- "Of course the movie is loaded with dollops of fun, humor, romance, action and emotions as well. In Bollywood slang - a complete masala film!"
? Main Hoon Na at teenstation
- "Ram has two important missions to accomplish one for his country and the other to fulfil his dead father's wish."
? Main Hoon Na at nowrunning
- "From the first to last frame, Farah Khan is debutante in control. She uses her stars and her ingrained affinity to the cult of stardom to her script's advantage. She tiptoes through our biggest mainstream movies with the glee of a child at a huge toy store. She knows exactly what she wants and gets it from her cast and crew with a deft formula-defining toss of her hair which defies her gender."

? Music review - teenstation
- "Main Hoon Na has it all."
? Music review #1 - yahoo
- "...the lovers of Bollywood music will lap this album like hot cakes!"
? Music review #2 - yahoo
- "hold your breath, the best is yet to come. In fact, on this album, the best just keeps coming all the time."
? Music review - indiafm
- "An album which is good by all standards, it belongs to the class of those musical creations that carry a HIT tag all the way."

...and here's one lonely voice who disagrees:
? You might not want to sing with Main Hoon Na - rediff.com
- "Chale Jaise Hawayein is upbeat, but fails to hold your attention. Yeh Fizayein is quite boring and unimpressive. Things do not get any better with...Gori Gori."
other related links  

? October 24, 2005 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2005
? July 31, 2005 Main Hoon Na : le succès est là
? July 17, 2005 Cut Out for Combat
? May 2005 RTL II präsentiert den Bollywood-Blockbuster "Ich bin immer für dich da!"
? February 16, 2005 Sush: Films are not the be all in my life
? February 2, 2005 Suniel Shetty sports a new look
? January 16, 2005 And the award goes to...
? December 9, 2004 Farah Khan dances to shaadi tune
? December 9, 2004 Farha Khan weds!
? November 4, 2004 Farah to tie the knot on December 8
? October 29, 2004 SRK - Farah's Jubilee Bash
? August 12, 2004 Meet the man Farah Khan will marry
? August 7, 2004 Did you know?
? August 6, 2004 Farah Khan engaged to her editor
? July 20, 2004 Ayesha Takia was a part of Main Hoon Na
? July 8, 2004 Main Hoon Na, says PC
? June 9, 2004 SA bank screens Main Hoon Na for clients
? June 4, 2004 Box Office Collections
? June 4, 2004 DDLJ completes 450 weeks
? June 3, 2004 Grow up, Bollywood!
? June 1, 2004 SRK: Charming ways
? May 22, 2004 Main Hoon Na takes on UK cinemas
? May 13, 2004 Main Hoon Na is Number Two On US TOP 100 Charts!
? May 12, 2004 Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin, says the cool qawwali
? May 8, 2004 Bollywood to showcase films at Cannes
? May 8, 2004 MHN - Mumbai: 1.94 cr., Delhi: 2.24 cr.
? May 5, 2004 Main Hoon Na U.S.,U.K. figures: Awesome
? May 4, 2004 Main Hoon Na costings - The actual cost
? May 3, 2004 Main Hoon Na Box Office update
? May 3, 2004 Main Hoon Na: The ones that got away
? May 3, 2004 Main Hoon Na could do a Munnabhai...
? May 1, 2004 Censors Hain Na!
? April 30, 2004 Business Talk - SRK hain na
? April 30, 2004 Main India mein nahin hoon na: SRK
? April 30, 2004 The cameo appearances in Main Hoon Na
? April 29, 2004 Tabu and Karan Johar in Main Hoon Na
? April 27, 2004 Interview with television actor Murli Sharma
? April 27, 2004 Vajpayee, Advani to watch Main Hoon Na
? April 23, 2004 Raakhi Sawant woos Zayed Khan
? April 23, 2004 Sushmita Sen-sual
? April 16, 2004 An autobiography on Shahrukh Khan
? April 12, 2004 "SRK was my first and last choice" Farah speaks about Main Hoon Na
? April 12, 2004 Amrita Rao speaks on Main Hoon Na
? April 7, 2004 Main Hoon Na: A curtain-raiser
? April 5, 2004 Shahrukh-Karan: Mixing business
? April 5, 2004 Small is BIG
? March 29, 2004 Shahrukh Khan: Creatively yours
? March 15, 2004 SRK is cool, says Hrithik's brother-in-law
? March 12, 2004 Amrita hain na
? March 6, 2004 Exclusive info on Main Hoon Na
? March 5, 2004 Zayad: Fingers crossed
? February 28, 2004 Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Main Hoon Na set for April release
? February 28, 2004 Hrithik was a part of Main Hoon Na
? February 9, 2004 Farah's inspiration source for Main Hoon Na
? January 15, 2004 Sirohi to debut in Main Hoon Na
? January 14, 2004 Farha gets it perfect
? January 13, 2004 "KHNH could've done without me"
? December 30, 2003 Will Bollywood break even in 2004?
? December 16, 2003 Rencontre avec Shahrukh et Farah Khan sur le tournage de Main Hoon Na
? December 15, 2003 Karan Johar in Main Hoon Na
? December 12, 2003 Zayed Khan wants Shahrukh's film to release before Idiot
? October 29, 2003 Do actors feel pressured in Farah Khan's presence?
? August 13, 2003 Rumours surround Sushmita's career
? June 17, 2003 'Shah Rukh Khan is so much fun' says Amrita Rao
? June 14, 2003 'It will take 6-8 months to recover fully' says Shah Rukh Khan
? April 30, 2003 SRK - unplugged
? April 22, 2003 Farah Khan: Best of both worlds
? April 4, 2003 Shah Rukh insists Main Hoon Na
? February 6, 2003 Suniel Shetty - 'I'm back as an action hero'
? January 30, 2003 Melody kid Shreya Goshal
? January 26, 2003 Muscleman Suniel Shetty open to experiments
? December 4, 2002 Amrita Rao in Farah's film
? December 3, 2002 Shah Rukh shooting in Calcutta!
? November 8, 2002 Shah Rukh Khan joins hands with Venus for film production

? Suniel Shetty Andrea's own - almost complete ??? - filmography, incl. projects
? Shahrukh Khan many pictures

    more Shahrukh Khan pictures
? "main hoon na" means "I am here (for you)"
? The film has a budget of about Rs 25 crore (about US $ 5,240,000).
? some quotes:
? Major Ram Prasad Sharma: "God could not be everywhere. That's why he made Mothers...And a Mother called Madhu Sharma."
? Major Ram Prasad Sharma on Lucky: "Cool dude or hot hunk? Innocent or mischievous? Lucky or Laxman? Whatever he may be, one thing I know, is that his place is deep in my heart. For him I can do anything - from loosing a game to winning his girl for him. And if any unhappiness or danger dares to come his way... then Main Hoon Na!"
? Major Ram Prasad Sharma on physics teacher Rasai: "When he speaks...it rains! I like him from a distance. Talking to him is indeed a wet experience. Only an umbrella can help me! For here it certainly does not help to say Main Hoon Na!"
? Major Ram Prasad Sharma on chemistry teacher Chandni: "Chandni is the moonlight (hindi-pun) in my life. And this moonlight generates current and electricity in me every time I see her. Like the wind she sways, and I get blown over...She is waiting for the right formula of love... Then what's stopping me from saying Main Hoon Na!"

? Co-producer/star Shahrukh Khan on casting Suniel Shetty in the negative role of the terrorist: "Suniel came into our film a little late. We had first thought of Kamal Hassan, Nana Patekar and Naseeruddin Shah." Pankaj Kapoor was considered for the negative part, too.
? Sohail Khan was originally scheduled to play Zayed Khan's part 'Lucky'. Many Kabir Bedi fans know Sohail because of his starring role in Kabir's MAINE DIL TUJHKO DIYA (2002).
? Hrithik Roshan was considered first for the lead part of the student 'Lucky'. He even shot for a day for the film. However, the part went to his brother-in-law Zayed Khan. Allegedly Sohail Khan and Farhan Akhtar were considered for 'Lucky', too.
? The Special Effects team was flown in from South Africa to the sets in India.
? Shahrukh Khan explained that Main Hoon Na could not be made using in-sync sound [ live on the set recorded dialogue, used in the movie ] because of the many - noisy - outdoor locations.
? Zayed Khan about working with Shahrukh Khan: "Frankly, on the first day I felt a bit awkward. Here was a superstar! And I am just one film old! But believe me, Shahrukh and I hit it off from day one. I learnt a lot from him. If he is a superstar today, it's because of sheer hard work! Like him, I want to give my best too."

? Farah Khan also did the choreography for Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical Bombay Dreams, a smash hit in London's West End.
? Main Hoon Na is Khan's debut as a director. She also is the movie's director of choreography.
? Khan turned down an offer to do the choreography for Kabir's MARIGOLD because of her commitment to Main Hoon Na.
? Director Khan's previous work includes the choreography for the blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Dil Se.

? Suniel Shetty, who usually plays heros, is a troubled character this time.
? Suniel Shetty commented about Main Hoon Na on January 26, 2003: "I think Farah Khan has done a great job with the script."
? Kabir fans know Suniel Shetty also as the lead character, baddie 'Bhuria', in Kabir's recent fantasy-thriller RUDRAKSH.

? Shahrukh Khan's birthday is on November 2 (1965, New Delhi).
? A young Shahrukh Khan played the part of "Karan" opposite Kabir's "Digvijay Singh" in the 1991 movie DIL AASHNA HAI. His average looks, unruly hair and big nose made the actor an unlikely Bollywood hero, but his boundless energy, great screen presence and sense of humour turned him into a successful star.
? Darjeeling has a special place in Shahrukh Khan's heart as he spent his honeymoon there and his career started there, too, filming his 1992 success movie Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. He has said he hopes the shooting of Main Hoon Na will help promote tourism in the region.
? Amrita Rao made her debut in Ab Ke Baras, and had a cameo part as Bhagat Singh's fiancee in The Legend of Bhagat Singh.

? Zayed Khan was born on April 27, 1980.
? Hrithik Roshan is Zayed Khan's brother-in-law as Zayed's sister Suzanne is married to Hrithik. Zayed is a cousin of Akbar Khan who is the director/producer of Kabir's TAJ MAHAL.AN ETERNAL LOVE STORY (2005).
? Zayed Khan is married to Malaika Parekh since November 20, 2005. Kabir was one of many celebrity guests at the shaadi ceremonies.

? Zayed Khan is a trained salsa dancer.
? Zayed Khan starred in his debut film Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne (2003) together with Esha Deol.
? Zayed Khan's favourite actress is Aishwarya Rai, according to an interview in the Deccan chronicle, February 7, 2003.
? After megahit Main Hoon Na, Zayed Khan went on to star in Shabd (2005), Dus (2005), Shaadi No. 1 (2005) and Fight Club (2006).
? Zayed Khan allegedly has a part in Kabir's thriller TERE PYAR KI KASAM - director Mahesh Manjrekar's film project was announced in early 2001 and is labelled 'shelved' since many months - although 2007 is mentioned on the net as year of release.

? Sushmita Sen was born on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, India. (zodiac sign: Scorpio).
? Sushmita Sen was the first Indian to be crowned Miss Universe, in 1994.
? Sushmita Sen lived for a while in Los Angeles, USA.
? Sushmita Sen is a big fan of beaches and likes to travel. She has often been to South America.
? Sushmita Sen has an adopted daughter called Renee since June 30, 2000.
? Some of Sushmita Sen's hits: Dastak (debut, 1996), Biwi No. 1 (1999), Aaghaaz (2000, also with Suniel Shetty), Filhaal... (2002), Aankhen (2002), Samay: When Time Strikes (2003), Main Aisa Hi Hoon (2005), Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? (2005), Chingaari (2006).

? Sushmita Sen also starred alongside Kabir in Dharmesh Darshan's BEWAFAA (2005).
? Karan Johar has a cameo appearance in Main Hoon Na. In Bollywood people belive that cameo appearances of friends will bring luck to a new project. Karan Johar also did a cameo in Aditya Chopra's blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) as Shahrukh Khan's friend.
? Praveen Sirohi was born in a small town near Delhi and
is a former model.
? Praveen Sirohi moved to Bombay in 2000, worked as a model in the fashion and public relations industry and also appeared in music videos for Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu.

? Shreya Goshal made her movie singing debut at the age of 16 in the success movie Devdas after having been discovered singing in a children's program at Zee TV.
? Allan Amin is thought to be India's best stunt director. He also created the action scenes for the hit films Dus (2005) and both Dhoom films (2004 and 2006).

»September 2, 2002 - Movie in pre-production stage. Actual filming still has to begin... Kabir will work on it from December 2002/January 2003 onwards.
»November 8, 2002
- Shah Rukh Khan teams up with the Jain brothers of Venus Records to become the film's producer, and one of the cast. Farah Khan is named as the director. Bengali actress Sushmita Sen is reported to star opposite SRK. Other cast members are Zayed Khan and an as yet unnamed "debutante". Shooting is to start in early December, 2002 and complete in six months' time.
»Around November 10, 2002 - Composer Anu Malik says he is a close friend to SRK and the Jain brothers, but won't comment on speculation he is writing the songs for free. Ratan Jain says the brothers had been discussing a new project with SRK for a long time, describing him as a good friend of many years. Talks with Sushmita Sen are under way but nothing has been signed yet. Zayed Khan and the "new girl" will play the second lead.
»November 29, 2002 - Shah Rukh Khan is reported to be playing a schoolteacher. An important scene of Main Hoon Na will be filmed at St. Paul's school in Darjeeling. Shah Rukh Khan as a college lecturer will have to climb onto the school's roof-top. Then he will be rescued by a helicopter.
»December 4, 2002 - Farah Khan flies to Darjeeling as shooting begins according to schedule on December 2, 2002. Shooting at the Darjeeling location will continue for four weeks. The stars are rumoured to stay at the Windamere, Cedar Inn and Valentino. A film unit crew from Bangalore will now construct a cafeteria on the school grounds. Also, room heaters are installed at the school to keep out the chill. Three song sequences will be filmed on location during the next few weeks. A one-day shoot will take place at Darjeeling railway station. Amrita Rao is identified as playing opposite Zayed Khan.
»December 5, 2002 - Shah Rukh Khan arrives in Darjeeling. The following evening, he visits the local BodyZone health club where soon a crowd of fans gathers. The local police has to escort the star back to his Toyota Qualis. Co-star Sushmita Sen is expected to arrive in Darjeeling on December 15, 2002.
»December 24, 2002 - At a press conference on Monday, December 23, 2002, Shah Rukh Khan says, Darjeeling "is more beautiful than Switzerland".
»December 25, 2002 - Shah Rukh Khan leaves Darjeeling for Mumbai but some of the crew will stay for another week to finish shooting.
»End of 2002 - Composer Anu Malik has composed three songs for the movie.
»January 26, 2003 - A report says Suniel Shetty's villain was originally intended for Kamal Haasan, a Tamil actor who could not join the cast because of other commitments. In an interview with the Deccan Herald, Suniel Shetty says the part has "shades of grey" and he isn't a baddie outright. "I'm not just happy with my role, but the entire project. I think Farah Khan has done a great job with the script." Suniel Shetty started shooting his scenes on December 7, 2002.
»January 30, 2003 - Young singer Shreya Goshal mentions to Rana A. Siddiqui in an interview that she has recorded three romantic songs for Main Hoon Na.
»February, 2003 - Beleaguered by fans, SRK and Suniel Shetty are shooting in Darjeeling. Local police are inundated with calls from Shah Rukh's admirers who want to meet their favourite star. Some have even got hold of the cops' mobile phone numbers!
»February 6, 2003 - Suniel Shetty again denies he is playing a villain pure and simple. "My character in Main Hoon Na has... love for his country and is willing to go to any lengths for his patriotic belief", he tells rediff.com.
»Around February 10, 2003 - Eight reels of the film have been completed.
»June 14, 2003 - Shah Rukh Khan talks in a London interview about his recent surgery. He is in London for the release of his new movie 'Chalte Chalte'. He will take about six to eight months to recover because the muscle tissue on the left side of his body is wasted, he tells rediff.com. However, Shah Rukh Khan expects to be able to start again shooting scenes for Main Hoon Na in July.
»June 17, 2003
- Amrita Rao mentions in an interview with rediff.com that she will play "a spunky college kid" in the film - her funky look is based on pop singer Christina Aguilera. Although shooting had been delayed about two months because of Shah Rukh Khan's recent surgery in London, Amrita has already done all her scenes with him. "He is so much fun to act with", she tells rediff.com.
»February 28, 2004 - The worldwide release of Main Hoon Na is scheduled to be on April 30, according to yahoo today.
»April 30, 2004 - The movie is released today in many countries.
»May 2004 - Main Hoon Na is a worldwide success!
»June 30, 2004 - The twin DVD set of Main Hoon Na is released today worldwide in a unique hardboard pack.
»July 2004 - Director Farah Khan got engaged in Goa in a private ceremony with close friends and family only. Her fiancé is Shirish Kunder, a well-known film-editor. She worked with him on her debut project as a director - Main Hoon Na. According to indiafm, Kunder is the very first editor of India's huge movie industry who edited a film still on location - on his laptop. Apparently, Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder fell in love not during the actual filming of her mega-success movie but afterwards when the promos for Main Hoon Na had to be edited. Wedding bells will ring soon, perhaps in September. Three cheers for Farah and Shirish on the occasion of their engagement!
»August 12, 2004 - Farah Khan's fiancé Shirish Kunder talks about editing Main Hoon Na, including the fist fight scenes between Shah Rukh Khan and Suniel Shetty and Naseeruddin Shah's big scene in the first minutes of the movie, in an interview with rediff.com.
»November 4, 2004 - According to a report from indiafm.com, Farah Khan will wed on December 8, 2004. It will be a registered marriage, followed by a Nikah as per Islamic rites and a ceremony as per South Indian rites.
»January 19, 2005 - Composer Anu Malik receives the Best Music Director Award at the 11th Star-Screen Awards.
»February 5, 2005 - Main Hoon Na will be re-released today in Germany - in Bonn! Only one screening, in the afternoon, in the cinema "Kino in der Brotfabrik", 179-minutes-version, in Hindi with English subtitles. The nationwide re-release is scheduled for March 3, 2005.
»February 16, 2005 - Sushmita Sen declares in an interview in which she also talks about Main Hoon Na: "Films are not the be all in my life. They are only a part of life."
»February 26, 2005 - Composer Anu Malik receives the Best Music Award for Main Hoon Na at the 50th Filmfare Awards.
»March 3, 2005 - Main Hoon Na is re-released today in German cinemas (subtitled version).
»May 27, 2005 - Main Hoon Na as 'Ich bin immer für Dich da !' today in a synchronised version on German TV: channel RTL 2, 20:15 - 23:50.
»August 4, 2005 - Main Hoon Na today on TV in Mauritius, channel MBC1, 8:10pm.
»August 28, 2005 - An article in L'Express, Mauritius, points out many interesting parallels between the film's story and Indian mythology (Ramayana etc.).
»October 13, 2005 - Main Hoon Na among 197 films from 38 countries at 34th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, Canada, October 13-23, 2005.


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