Salman Khan and Shah Rukh, who have recently rekindled their relationship during wedding of former's sister Arpita, were best friends when Karan Arjun was being shot.

As the iconic film, which also stars Kajol and Mamta Kulkarni, celebrated 20 years of its release, we share some lesser known facts about the film.

1. The original title of the film was Kaaynath and Rakesh Roshan had planned to sign Ajay Devgn and Sunny Deol to play the iconic roles of Karan and Arjun. But he settled for Salman and Shahrukh.

2. At the time of Karan Arjun, Salman Khan was a not a big star as his movies didn't work, while Shah Rukh Khan was the biggest star with record breaking blockbusters like Darr, Baazigar and DDLJ.

3. Hrithik Roshan became an assistant director assisting his father Rakesh Roshan in Karan Arjun, which became the second highest grossing film of the year, ranking as Blockbuster hit.  

4. This was the first film to bring King Khan and Salman Khan together. Even today as the SRK and Salman rekindled their friendship, the iconic name Karan Arjun is still used.

5. 'Koi Mil Gaya' actor Rajat Bedi did a body double for SRK in the action sequences of Karan Arjun.

6. It was Juhi Chawla who was considered to be paired with SRK. However, things did not bond well the film later chose Kajol.

7. Nagma too lost out her role as Bindiya, which was later played by Mamta Kulkarni.

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