It was 27 years of Roja yesterday. Let’s look at 10 facts about the film.
1. Actress Aishwarya was the first choice to play the heroine.
2. The film’s shoot was completed in less than 60 days.
3. Nana Patekar was the first choice to play the terrorist villain
4. Manisha Koirala was also in the running to play the heroine’s role.
5. Roja wasn’t shot in Kashmir. It was shot in Ooty Conoor and Manali.
6. Roja was listed in Times Magazine’s 10 Best Soundtracks of all time.
7. A.R Rahman’s salary for this film was Rs 25000.
8. The first few audio casette’s that were sold did not have A.R Rahman’s name on it since he was a new music director.
9. It was dubbed in Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam and Telugu.
10. It was Aravind Swamy’s first film as a hero.