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  • Shahrukh is playing the role of a dwarf in this movie. Hence, it contains lots of VFX work for which international artists were hired.
  • This is the first collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and director Anand l Rai.
  • Deepika Padukone was first choice for Anushka's role. but she had to leave the film due to date issues.
  • Salman Khan was the original choice for the lead role but he refused due to date issues. However he will be playing a cameo in the movie.
  • Titled 'Zero', on a special Title Announcement Event.
  • The song Humko Tumpe Pyar Aaya (Afoo Khudaa) from Jab Jab Phool Khile was selected for Shah Rukh Khan's dance. The real reason ( source of inspiration) for the decision was Kamal Hassan. Kamal Hassan played the role of a dwarf in the film Appu Raja in 1990. The only lead actor before Shah Rukh Khan to play a dwarf for the entire film. Kamal then went on to perform the song "Humko Tumpe Pyar Aaya " in the video film of songs, "Naya Andaz" released in 1990. Kamal performed the classic song with Anita Raaj . In recent times, the song was used as a sample in the film "F.U.". The song name is "Afoo Khudaya".
  • Sridevi appeared in the film in a cameo role, which marked her last appearance, after her death in early 2018.
  • This is the third Christmas release of Kaif, second of Sharma and second of Khan in the last five years.
  • One of earlier Sharukh Khan's movie Kisi Se Dil Lagake Dekho is complete and ready for release since year 1998, but not yet released now about 20 years now. The movie was directed by Kalptaru, who made movies like Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani, Maa Beti etc.
  • Shah Rukh Khan had been taking chopper rides to and from Vasai, where film was getting shot. As the commute would take up to three hours from his home in Bandra, he had been taking a helicopter to the sets in order to reduce the travel time. SRK reportedly used to board the chopper in the evening and after completing his twelve-hour shoot in Vasai return to home in the morning.
  • Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma has previously worked in "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (2012).
  • Anand L Rai wanted to cast both Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone in the film, but due to the issues between the two actresses, he had to cast Anushka instead of Deepika.
  • Shah Rukh Khan once drove a cycle rickshaw with Katrina and Anushka sitting behind. He shared the pic on Instagram.
  • On the festival of Makar Sankranti, Shah Rukh Khan flew kites helmed by Anand L Rai.
  • Shah Rukh Khan has long expressed his desire to experiment with VFX in films and has starred in two films that were heavy on visual effects. However, the two films, "Ra.One" (2011) and "Fan" (2016) did not fare too well at the box-office. With him playing a dwarf in 'Zero', VFX was again at the centre of affairs.
  • Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan shared screen space in a film after almost 10 years when the former agreed to play a cameo in Kabir Khan's "Tubelight" (2017). Salman reciprocated the gesture by playing a small part in this film.
  • After months of speculation about the film's title, 'Zero' was finally announced as the final title. Names like 'Batlaa', 'Bandhua', 'Dwarf', 'Bauna', 'Rangbaaz' and even 'Katrina Meri Jaan' were thrown in the mix before 'Zero' was selected.
  • Anand L Rai revealed why the film is titled 'Zero', "I wanted to celebrate 'Zero'; I wanted to celebrate the incompleteness in people. There is nothing great in being a complete person. There is a beauty to incompleteness. We all are humans and Zero comes from there," Rai said in an interview.
  • After much speculation, Rai confirmed Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif as the female lead actors in the film in June 2017.[32] Kaif was cast after Salman Khan suggested her name.
  • After much speculation, Rai confirmed Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif as the female lead actors in the film in June 2017. Kaif was cast after Salman Khan suggested her name.
  • According to Kaif, she was offered the film before Khan was casted. She later confirmed that the script and story of Zero had changed over 2 years, hinting that Khan recommended this.
  • Katrina Kaif was initially supposed to play herself in the film, but the character was later revised to be a satirical take on herself.
  • The film was supposed to be titled "Katrina Meri Jaan", but the makers felt that this may let people to misunderstand the story and genre.
  • Sharma portrays the character of a girl with intellectual disability.
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia who portrays Khan's father, showed interest in the project after hearing about its heavy technical involvements.
  • Shah Rukh Khan refrained from signing any other film during Zero's production.
  • Principal photography of the film eventually began in May 2017 in Mumbai. In June 2017, Khan revealed that only 10 minutes of footage was completed till then.
  • In May 2017 during the principal photography, an accident occurred on the set, where crew members got injured.
  • In December, Anushka Sharma took a break from shooting to marry cricketer Virat Kohli in Italy. On 8 January, she resumed her shooting. Shah Rukh Khan also attended the wedding.
  • The makers took inspiration from the technology used in "The Lord of the Rings" to make SRK's character shorter.
  • SRK's character was shot using Forced Perspective, which is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is the first time a Bollywood film used this technology.
  • Rai stated that the film will use the most visual effects for an Indian film.
  • Most of the film was filmed entirely in Film City.
  • Bollywood Hungama had reported the budget of the film to be around Rs.150 crore, which Rai refuted and stated that the film does have a big budget, but less than the reported amount.
  • Shah Rukh Khan became the fourth actor of normal stature in Indian cinema to play a little person after Kamal Haasan in "Apoorva Sagodharargal" (1989), Johnny Lever in "Aashiq" (2001) and Anupam Kher in "Jaan-E-Mann" (2006).
  • Film's script writer Himansh Kohli had confirmed the story to be a romantic drama and also stated that while the story does feature a little person as a character, the plot does not revolve only around that character.
  • Salman Khan was offered the lead role in 2012.
  • In less than 24 hours, the first teaser garnered over 3 millions views on YouTube alone and Khan's announcement tweet had over 30,000 likes. Red Chillies Entertainment later announced that Zero related posts had reached over 10 million views, likes and mentions across various social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.
  • The tagline of the film is "Hum jiske peeche lag jaate hain, life bana dete hain".
  • The first teaser starts with adjectives such as 'paagal' (mad), 'aashiq' (lover), 'shaayar' (poet), 'makkar' (trickster), mental, among many others, giving an insight into the character Shah Rukh plays in the film.
  • Many claimed that the lines used by SRK in the tweet to present the teaser of Zero has been copied from Mithelesh Baria, a writer, who has already written this line his published book in 2015. Baria's friends were trying to draw SRK's attention to the fact that he has copied somebody's else work and hence should give ''due credits''.After which Shahrukh Khan and Anand l Rai tweeted a reply giving the writer "due credits" for the lines used.
  • As Anushka Sharma has committed herself to a vegetarian diet, she got a vegetarian chef on board so that she gets her scheduled "vegetarian" meals while shooting in U.S.
  • Anushka and SRK took off to meet the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai. The official Twitter account of the U.S. Consulate tweeted a few pictures from the meeting and wished luck the cast and crew.
  • Sukhwinder Singh has collaborated with the duo, Ajay-Atul for the song featuring Shah Rukh and Salman Khan.
  • Anushka's look was to be keep hidden. To ensure that, her vanity van was parked at a place from where she can securely enter and exit without anyone spotting her. She even used to walked in and out of the set cloaked in fabric from head-to-toe. Moreover, on the days she was shooting, the mandate to the security was clear that no one should use their phones.
  • Katrina Kaif donned a Kanjeevaram saree specially designed for a song.
  • Katrina Kaif has claimed that she can trust Shah Rukh Khan blindly as far as the film is concerned as SRK is personally looking into the technical details in terms of VFX, CGI and graphics and has hired the best people in the field for the same.
  • In May 2018 the Alabama Media Group website AL.com reported that some scenes for this movie were being filmed in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Locations include the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Grill 29 restaurant, and the Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama (in Harvest, Alabama, just outside Huntsville).
  • Shah Rukh offered Sridevi a cameo role in this film, so that he can share screen with her for 2nd time in his career. This is also Sridevi's last appearance in films.
  • R. Madhavan, who had worked in "Tanu Weds Manu" and it's sequel also directed by Rai was confirmed to have a cameo in the film in early May 2018.
  • The teaser of Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan's special song teaser from the movie was attached with "Race 3" (also starring Salman Khan) and released on Eid.
  • "Katrina Kaif" and "Anushka Sharma" had both worked with three major Khans prior to this film, making them the last two actresses to do so.
  • This is Katrina Kaif's third release on Christmas after "Dhoom 3" (2013) and "Tiger Zinda Hai" (2017). In these movies she worked opposite a major Khan of bollywood (Aamir in former and Salman in later).
  • Katrina Kaif had worked with the three Khans consecutively in 2012-13 ("Ek Tha Tiger", "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and "Dhoom 3"). She again did the same in 2017-18 ("Tiger Zinda Hai", "Thugs Of Hindostan" and "Zero").
  • In her streak of working with the Khans, Katrina had one thing common in the two films opposite every Khan: "Ek Tha Tiger" and "Tiger Zinda Hai" belong to same franchise; "Dhoom 3" and "Thugs Of Hindostan" are both directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya; and "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and "Zero" both also stars Anushka Sharma.
  • Since 2011, this is Katrina Kaif's first of six films opposite a major Khan (Salman, Shahrukh and Aamir) to not produced by Yashraj Films.
  • This film is the fourth collaboration between "Shah Rukh Khan" and "Anushka Sharma". They had previously worked together in "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" (2008), "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (2012) and "Jab Harry Met Sejal" (2017).
  • Second collaboration between "Shah Rukh Khan" and "Katrina Kaif". They had previously worked together in "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (2012), which also starred "Anushka Sharma".
  • Katrina Kaif was cast after Salman Khan suggested her name.
  • It marks the second collaboration of the lead trio after "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (2012).
  • Shah Rukh Khan became the fifth actor of normal stature in Indian cinema to play a little person after Kamal Haasan in "Apoorva Sagodharargal" (1989), Johnny Lever in "Aashiq" (2001), Jagathy Sreekumar in "Athbhutha Dweepu" (2005) and Anupam Kher in "Jaan-E-Mann" (2006).
  • The second teaser featured Javed Jaffrey's voice as the anchor.
  • Shahrukh unveiled the look of Katrina on her birthday July 16, 2018.
  • According to reports, during the long schedule in New York, Shah Rukh Khan had to shoot for a sequence under water. Even though it was a difficult portion and the shoot was gruelling, the actor wrapped up the whole portion in just a day's time.
  • Shah Rukh shared a heartfelt message as the shooting journey of 'Zero' came to an end. He wrote, "A film never finishes...but so many beautiful things come to an end around it. Thanks everyone for a very fruitful & hectic shoot. #ZeroTheFilm."
  • After releasing the second teaser, Rai revealed that the team is currently shooting for the climax of the film at the very popular Universal Studios' stage 21.
  • According to reports, the climax of 'Zero' will have several elements of science fiction.
  • R. Madhavan celebrated his 40th birthday on the sets along with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.
  • The climax was shot in NASA with Shahrukh, Anushka and Madhavan.
  • It was reported that the climax will be shot in a straight 45-day spell in US.
  • According to reports, the production had begun in the Huntsville Botanical Garden and the Hindu Cultural Center of Alabama in Harvest wherein Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma had joined Shah Rukh.
  • Since 2013, 2016 was the only year, when the film released on Christmas ("Dangal") didn't feature either of the lead trio.
  • This film marked the second time Sridevi and Sharukh Khan came together in a film. The first time was in the movie Army (1996), before Sridevi retired to get married.
  • When Shahrukh was conducting an #AskSRK on Instagram, a fan asked him to reveal a spoiler, to which he replied, "Shhhh, don't tell anyone. I am both Zero and Number 1."
  • It is the first film in the world made on a vertically challenged character using visual effects.
  • Shah Rukh Khan in a an interview said, "There is a lot of visual effect involved in Zero and we are trying to achieve a certain level of excellence in making me vertically challenged mainly because this has never been done in the world on such a large level. We don't want to be the ones who say 'India Mein Chalta Hai', I really want it to be as clean and as sharp as it could be internationally. It is important for Indian's to prove their worth, and I am a big believer of this. We have the technology and technicians to make a world class product. We have trained a lot of boys and girls for this film."
  • Prosthetic make-up artist Clover Wootton was hired for the look of Sharma's character. She had also worked in "Pari" and "Sanju", also starring Sharma and released in the same year.
  • Will release exactly six weeks after "Thugs of Hindostan", another most anticipated film of the year also starring Kaif.
  • Will release exactly three weeks after the release of "2.0", another most anticipated film of the year and also a science-fiction.
  • Some other films including "Simmba", "Kedarnath", "mauli" were set to release alongside "Zero", but later pushed forward to avoid clash with it.
  • There were rumors about Shahrukh Khan being an alien in the film just as Aamir Khan was in "PK" (2014).
  • Karishma kapoor has Special appearance in the movie
  • Deepika Padukone has special appearance in this movie
  • The trailer was released on November 2nd, 2018 on occasion of Khan's 53rd birthday.
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia who plays Khan's father in the film is actually two years younger to him.
  • Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary, Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday filed a complaint against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community. In the complaint, Sirsa alleged that in the promo of the movie, actor Shah Rukh Khan has been shown wearing 'Gatra Kirpan' (Article of Sikh Faith) in their movie promo which has created an outrage among Sikh community worldwide.Following which the makers clarified it and said that it is not what is being depicted.
  • On 30 November, Red Chillies Entertainment announced a fan-interaction website, called "Bauua Ki Toli."
  • Simmba to release 28th November 2018. That is exactly one week after Zero following which the screens will be divided depending upon merits of the film's.
  • Reports are that there will be a special song featuring late actress Shri Devi in the movie which will come as a surprise.
  • The trailer recorded more than 54 million views within 24 hours, surpassing the first trailer of "Avengers: Infinity War" to become the most viewed trailer and third most viewed video in 24 hours.
  • Aalia Bhatt has a special appearance in the movie.
  • Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have a special song in the movie , whose teaser was dropped before and has created a lot of anticipation between both the star's fans.
  • The first song "Mere Naam Tu" was released on November 22nd, 2018.
  • It is the 2nd Shahrukh Khan film to be shot in NASA after Swades
  • According to Anushka Sharma, the night suit that she wore in the song "Mere Naam Tu" was the most comfortable outfit she ever wore for a song.
  • The second song "Ishqbaazi" featuring Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan was released on December 3rd.
  • After Zero Shahrukh khan is all set to play the biopic of first Indian in space Rakesh Sharma, which is the most anticipated release of 2019
  • Katrina kaif performs solo number, Husn Parcham song in this movie. The track has been composed by Ajay Atul and choreographed by Bosco Martis.
  • Zero (2018) opens two weeks (December 21, 2018) after similarly themed Mexican comedy Mi pequeño gran hombre (2018) premiered in cinemas (December 07, 2018), a remake of 2013 Argentina's Corazón de león (2013). Both Mi pequeño gran hombre and Corazón de león tell the story a "vertically challenged man" whom wins over their love interest with wit and charm.
  • The film was released exactly ten years and nine days after Anushka Sharma's debut film "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" (2008), also opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
  • This movie was firstly offered to Salman Khan, however due to his problem with the character and how it didnt suit him. He called up Shahrukh and told him about it . Hence why he has featured in the song Issaqbaazi
  • Produced on an budget of INR 2 billion(US$28 million), it is Khan's most expensive film.
  • Pre-production began in 2016.
  • The tagline "Hum Jiske Peechhe Lag Jaate Hain" that was featured in Shah Rukh Khan's and Salman Khan's (referencing the character Bauaa Singh) voices in the teasers, is never used in the film.
  • Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Kaif both appeared in "Thugs of Hindostan", which was released a month ago. The music of both the films is composed by Ajay-Atul.
  • Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Khan also played the roles of buddies in "Raees" (2017).
  • Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is actually from Meerut, as his character in the film is.
  • Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub helped Khan in speaking in the accent of people of Meerut.
  • Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub wore a fake eye in the film for his character.
  • The film was conceived by Rai in 2012, after he was inspired by the superhero genre after watching "Krrish" and drawing parallels of the titular character with that of American superheroes such as Spider-Man, Batman and Superman.
  • Bauaa Singh's stripping the jacket in the song "Ishqbaazi" is a reference to Salman Khan's signature step, who is also present in the song.
  • In the song "Ishqbaazi", Bauaa Singh does a step from the film "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" (2004), which was popularized by Salman Khan, who is also appeared in the song.
  • Khan's character is much rich and wealthy in the film. Khan himself has a net worth of $790 million and is the second richest actor in the world.
  • Abhay Deol had worked with Anand L Rai in "Raanjhanaa" (2013).
  • Abhay Deol and Katrina Kaif had worked in "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara" (2011).
  • Both Salman Khan and Remo D'Souza appear in the song "Ishqbaazi". The same year D'Souza directed Khan in the film "Race 3".
  • Both Salman Khan and Ganesh Acharya appear in the song "Ishqbaazi". They previously appeared in the song "Chandi Ki Daal Par" in the film "Hello Brother" (1999) 19 years ago.
  • Salman Khan is introduced as "Tigeron ki jaan" referencing his film series "Tiger", which also features Katrina Kaif, who is also a part of this film.
  • Jimmy Shergill was announced to have a cameo, but didn't have any.
  • There were initial rumors about Khan's character being an alien from other planet.
  • Khan noted that he had to be careful about the "little things" in enacting Bauua, such as not making his strides too long, and using a ramp instead of stairs; for many scenes, he would be made to stand in a pit (which would be edited out in post-production), so the other actors would been looking at him from a slightly higher vantage point and hence creating a sense of realism for his short stature.
  • To better prepare for her role in a wheelchair, Sharma met with an occupational therapist and an audiologist, who taught her how to create an involuntary spasm-like action during her dialogue scenes; the occupational therapist was always on set to monitor Sharma's performance.
  • In an interview, Sharma noted that in the beginning stages of the shoot, shaping the physicality of the character was difficult for her and that she would ask for many more takes than usual because her movements didn't feel correct.
  • Sharma revealed that during the first schedule, she asked Khan to be more patient with her during their scenes while she got used to the character, which he obliged. She observed that because the character performed involuntary movements, they were very difficult to do and required "heavy breathing, which would get me very tired and my body would go into spasms because I had tightened it so much."
  • Sharma revealed that in between takes, instead of returning to her normal physicality as most actors would, she would remain in the wheelchair, then "go to another mark on my wheelchair and sit there alone. I would rarely leave the wheelchair on set, and ended up staying away from everybody as well."
  • Only film to feature both Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone. The later appears in a cameo.
  • Kaif was initially relucatant to play Babita; to her the character "seemed like just another film star going through pain," with Kaif herself having recently reached a personal point of equilibrium after coming out a challenging phase in her life.
  • Rai convinced Kaif of the role and the internal transformation the character would undertake, with Kaif noting that it was "an intense journey we went on together."
  • Babita's vulnerability, and her continuous struggle to hide her true feelings from the world, appealed to Kaif and she eventually found the character intriguing.
  • Kaif noted that in real life, most people eventually hide their feelings from the real world in some way or another, and that they would find Babita relatable as she was dealing with her own issues and personal insecurities; she would often react defensively or aggressively, and yet the fact that she was "fighting for herself" gave her respectability and makes her interesting to watch.
  • About the song "Mere Naam Tu", Sharma noted that choreographer Remo D'Souza directed the video and brought his trademark creativity, including the inclusion of children, into the song's dance sequence.
  • The "Mere Naam Tu" song sequence was filmed over the course of 14 days, with Sharma mostly wearing pajamas and being confined to a wheelchair for its duration.
  • While on the set of song "Mere Naam Tu", the wheelchair-bound Sharma can be seen on an elevated platform while interacting with Shah Rukh Khan's character Bauua, to create the illusion of his short stature.
  • In February 2018, it was reported that the post-production work of a second teaser was being carried out.
  • Khan finished filming for the film, and wrapped the film's principal photography in Orlando, during the month of June 2018.
  • The first song, "Mere Naam Tu", was sung by Abhay Jodhpurkar and arranged by Ustad K. Shayan-Hosseini (who also played its piano pieces); other instrumentals include the Indian flute by Varad Kathapurkar and the Nylon guitar by Pawan Rasayli.
  • Lyrics of the songs were written by Irshad Kamil and Kumaar.
  • The third song "Husn Parcham", was sung by Bhoomi Trivedi (famed by Ram Chahe Leela song) and another newcomer in Bollywood Raja Kumari.
  • Domestically, the film had the third-widest release of all Hindi films released in 2018, behind only Thugs of Hindostan (5000 screens) and Race 3 (4400 screens).
  • Was released on 4380 screens in India and 1585 overseas (additional international territories will opened later), for a worldwide total of 5965 screens.
  • In mid-December 2018, the film passed the British Board of Film Classification with a certified 12A rating and a 164-minute runtime.
  • In Pakistan, the film was cleared by the Central Board of Film Censors without any cuts. It was released in 156 screens across the country by local distributor Eveready Pictures, which is said to be the highest number of screens for any film in Pakistan.
  • According to Rai, the film was chosen to be released in December since it is "a month when we celebrate life and what better time for a boy who celebrates that he is physically incomplete and in his incompleteness completes others as he travels from Meerut to New York. There is a beauty in incompleteness we are celebrating."
  • In late October 2018, as part of the promotional campaign, a verified Twitter account emerged in the name of Bauua, Khan's character from the film, featuring the cartoon version of Bauua Singh's first look and posting humorous tweets.
  • On 1 November, the day before the release of the trailer, two official posters were revealed by Khan on his social media pages: one featuring Khan's character Bauua Singh and Anushka Sharma's character in Connaught Place in New Delhi, and another with Singh and Katrina Kaif's character in front of Meerut's clock tower.
  • On the morning of 2 November, Director Aanand L. Rai released a third poster on his Twitter page, depicting Khan's Bauua Singh standing on a street near Broadway in New York City.
  • On 10 November, the film's trailer was screened at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival in the presence of Khan and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.
  • The trailer of the film recorded the fastest 100 million views on YouTube for any Indian film, surpassing "Thugs of Hindostan" to become YouTube's most-watched Indian trailer of all time.
  • The trailer of the film surpassed 1.4 million likes of "Thugs of Hindostan" to become YouTube's most-liked Indian trailer and third most liked trailer of all time.
  • On November 20th, the film's makers launched an exclusive Bauua Singh WhatsApp sticker pack available for download.
  • On 21 November, in starting a month-long countdown to the release of the film, a humorous behind-the-scenes look was released, entitled "Mera Samosa Waapis Karo" - revealing Director Aanand L. Rai's fondness for samosas and Shah Rukh Khan's playful prank on him about it.
  • On 21 November, Red Chillies Entertainment tweeted to announce official merchandise for the film - including phone covers, mugs, shirts, and headphone sets - which would be available for purchase on their company website's store page.
  • On 22 November, Red Chillies Entertainment revealed a new film poster depicting Bauua kissing Aafia on the forehead in front of a large sunlit dome-arched window, and announced that the first song of the film would release the following day.
  • Some social-media related activities, by earning points in which, fans could earn the chance to become Bauua's "Khaasam Khaas" and win Zero merchandise, personalised autographed posters from Shah Rukh Khan, as well as movie ticket cashback from Paytm and exclusive Bauua apparel.
  • On 2 December, the producers released a new poster, featuring Khan's Bauua Singh being held by Salman Khan in the center-stage of a crowded dance hall, announcing the release of a new song, "Issaqbaazi."
  • On 5 December, Shah Rukh Khan flew to Dubai to promote the film, greeting fans at a club on the rooftop of the Meydan Racecourse's grandstand; the following day, he entertained 100,000 viewers at Dubai's Global Village, dancing to several hit songs from his films.
  • On 7 December, he travelled to Muscat (Oman), and Kuwait as part of the film's promotional tour.
  • On 7 December, Khan travelled to Muscat (Oman), and Kuwait as part of the film's promotional tour.
  • On 14 December, a new dialogue promo featuring Bauua Singh was released, called "Bhabhi Ke Naam Ki Biryani," revealing his relationship with his father and his "quirky sense of humor."
  • In late December, Red Chillies Entertainment partnered with Amazon to bring an interactive Bauua Singh voice (available only in India) to their Alexa device, Echo smart speakers, and other Alexa built-in devices, which allows users to listen to his "jokes, anecdotes, and poetry" as requested.
  • The producers also released special GIFs from the film that can be used across all social-media platforms.
  • The makers also partnered with Snapchat to became the first film in India to use their Augmented Reality Lens' feature promotionally; users applying the Lens can transform into Bauua, with his sunglasses and a garland around them, and will be "able to interact with the plot-line of the movie." Shah Rukh Khan debuted the feature on Snapchat himself, sharing a story using the Lens.
  • On 18 December 2018, a fourth poster for the film was released to announce advance-show bookings, showing Bauua sitting on the railing of a high-rise building, with one arm around a chimpanzee, and his other arm pointing up at the sky.
  • On December 20th, 2018, a fourth song was released, titled "Heer Badnaam." The song is reminiscent of the Punjabi song ""Daru Badnaam" by Kamal Kahlon and Param Singh.
  • A fifth poster was also released by Red Chillies Entertainment on December 20th, depicting Bauua and Aafia in a zero-gravity simulator, holding onto each others' hands, with an enlarged and well-lit moon and sky in the background.
  • Red Chillies Entertainment sold the domestic distribution rights for the film to individuals, rather than a single production house. Yash Raj Films (YRF) handled international distribution on a commissioned basis.
  • Nobel Prize winner Malala Yusufzai watched the film on Friday and revealed in a video message that she and her family loved the movie. She again expressed her desire to meet SRK and invited him to come to UK.
  • "Zero" and "Thugs of Hindostan", both the most anticipated Bollywood films of the year had an exact same runtime of 164 minutes, due to which they were criticized.
  • Tigmanshu Dhupia and Sheeba Chaddha are playing parents of SRK. In reality both are younger to him.
  • Film was total disaster.
  • As it would mark the last film of late Diva Sridevi.Shahrukh Khan and his team released a promotional solo poster of Sridevi as a respect to late actress.
  • Second film where Shahrukh Khan deals with NASA (or it's fictional equivalent) after 'Swades' (2004).
  • Shahrukh Khan Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma team up after Jab Tak Hain Jaan 2012.
  • Anushka Sharma's character's look was inspired from late physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away few months before it's release.
  • Salman Khan was approached during its early stage in 2012.
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia agreed to do the film after he found about vast technology being used in the film.
  • Sridevi's last word on screen are Vi Vi Vi which are inspired from her famous song Hawa Hawaii from Mr India 1987.
  • Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub being from Meerut made Shahrukh Khan understand the mannerisms of Bahuaa Singh.
  • Shahrukh Khan was trolled for being part of such a disaster film and questioning his stardom in future.
  • The space agency "NSAR" in the film is the equivalent of "NASA".
  • The film contains a Holi song "Mere Naam Tu". Director Rai's previous film 'Raanjhanaa' (2013) also had a Holi song.
  • Sridevi appeared in the film in a cameo appearance. Her niece Sonam Kapoor played the lead role in Rai's 'Raanjhanaa' (2013).
  • When Bauaa Singh wathes a film of Babita Kumari in the theatre, the song "Husn Parcham" is played in the film. However, the trailer of the film shows the song 'Chikni Chameli' from 'Agneepath' (2012).
  • In one scene, Bauaa Singh mentions the film 'Dhoom 3'. Katrina Kaif starred in that film.
  • Shah Rukh Khan who co-produced this film, first co-produced the film Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) along with Juhi Chawla, who has a special appearance in the film.
  • In a scene, a poster of the film Hulchul (1995) can be seen. Kajol who worked in that film has a cameo appearance in this film.
  • Deepika Padukone and Kajol both made their Bollywood debut opposite Khan with Om Shanti Om (2007) and Baazigar (1993) respectively. He also co-produced Alia Bhatt's debut film Student of the Year (2012). All of these actresses appear in this film.
  • All the scenes featuring Khan had to be shot five times, with different angles.
  • Unlike the teaser, Salman Khan does not have any dialogues in the film.
  • Salman Khan appears in the look of his film 'Tiger Zinda Hai' (2017). Katrina Kaif also starred in that film.
  • In the awards scene, Arjun Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan are sitting next to each other. Jaya Bachchan's last cameo appearance before this film was in Ki & Ka (2016), which featured Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles. Kareena Kapoor's sister Karisma Kapoor also had a cameo in this film.

Spoilers

  • It was also reported that the climax of the film will take place on Mars.
  • Bauaa Singh (Shahrukh Khan) after falling in love with Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif), goes to Mumbai and briefly meets Salman Khan, who also had a four years long relationship with Kaif in real life.
  • By the time of the release of the film, Khan's next film "Saare Jahan Se Achcha" had announced, which would again feature his character to go to space, as Bauaa Singh did in this film.
  • Madhavan, whose character was supposed to marry Sharma's, and Sharma have both worked in films of Rajkumar Hirani ("3 Idiots" and "PK" respectively), where Parikshith Shahni played the role of their father.
  • Khan's character Bauaa Singh abandons Sharma's character Aafia and runs away to participate in the dance competition. In "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" (2008), both of their characters participated in a dance competition, with Khan's character, again the husband of Sharma's character, was disguised as another person. In both films, Sharma's character is deceived by that of Khan's.
  • The scene where Bauaa (Shah Rukh Khan) calls Aafia (Anushka Sharma) months after running from their wedding, is similar to that of "PK" (2014), where also Sharma's character Jaggu calls her boyfriend Sarfaraz after months, whom she also thought had run away from their wedding.
  • There were rumors about the climax of the film being set on Mars. Although it turned out to be true, the planet was not shown in the film.
  • Both Kaif and Sharma, who kissed Khan in this film, had also kissed him in their previous films with him "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (2012) and "Jab Harry Met Sejal" (2017).
  • Both Kaif and Sharma, who kissed Khan in this film, are the only actresses to do so along with Deepa Sahi (in "Maya Memsaab").
  • Katrina Kaif who appears in this film has also appeared in 'Ek Tha Tiger'. Both the film contain a scene of meteor shower with the lead actor (Khan) and actress (Sharma).
  • Near the end of the film, Sharma's character runs away from her marriage. Her co-star Katrina Kaif has done three films, in which her character runs away from her marriage to her lover.
  • When Bauaa asks Guddu if he would come to America with him, Guddu replies that he would if he somehow gets the Visa although being a Muslim. It is reference to Muslims getting trouble in arriving America. Shahrukh Khan himself has been stopped at the American airports for a number of times.
  • One of the songs that the band plays in Bauaa and Aafiya's wedding samples the song "Banno" from Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015), also directed by Rai.
  • Khan has worked with all the actresses, who appear in the success party scene, where the friendship between Bauaa Singh and Babita Kumari develops.
  • This film marks the first time since Ra.One (2011), where Khan's character has a child.
  • In one of the scenes during the montage showing friendship of the characters of Khan and Kaif, a movie set is shown, whose costumes and set are reference to Khan's own film Devdas (2002).
  • The song 'Tu Mujhe Kabool' from the film Khuda Gawah (1992) starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi is played in Bauaa and Aafiya's wedding. Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan's wife Jaya Bachchan appear in this film in cameo appearances.
  • In both PK (2014) and this film, the lead male character who loves Sharma's character, goes to the space at the end.
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