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Dil Chata Hai

Aamir Khan [know as Bollywood's Tom Cruise]


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Dil Chata Hai

Dates: 01/12/2000 - 10/12/2000

Location: Bollywood Feature Film


Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani
Co-producer - Pravin Talreja

Shot in India and Australia (Sydney)

Director - Farhan Akhtar
Writers - Farhan Akhtar & Kassim Jagmagia
Cinematographer - Ravi K Chandran
Stars - Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Priety Zinta

Full Cast & Crew

The love story involved the characters (played by Aamir Khan and Priety Zinta) attending an opera, the content of which resonates.
My responsibility on the film was to create a pastiche opera that would facilitate the story line. I created, designed and directed three scenes based on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida; the music was a suite of snippets of Massenet arranged and recorded by Mike Harvey (with soprano Anne Maree McDonald and tenor Houston Dunleavy).
The sequences were shot on stage and in the auditorium of Sydney's wonderful old State Theatre in Market Street. The fact that the protagonists were shot attending a performance at the Sydney Opera House must have confused many!

Dil Chatha Hai on YouTube