Shah Rukh Khan accepted to star in the film without previously reading the script. Gurukul was filmed at Longleat Estate, a country house in Wiltshire, England. Filming also took place at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Mohabbatein is a 2000 Hindi-language romantic drama film directed and written by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. Uday Chopra, Shamita Shetty, Jugal Hansraj, Kim Sharma, Jimmy Sheirgill, and Preeti Jhangiani feature alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aishwarya Rai.
It tells the narrative of Narayan (Bachchan), the rigorous principal of Gurukul College, whose daughter Megha (Rai) commits suicide when he opposes her love with Raj (Khan), the college’s music teacher.
Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut was supposed to be this film, but it was actually his second following Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). Its themes were influenced by Dead Poets Society, a 1989 American coming-of-age drama.
Manmohan Singh oversaw the principal photography of Mohabbatein, which was shot in the United Kingdom and cost more than $100 million (US$1.3 million), between October 1999 and late 2000. The sets were made by Sharmishta Roy and the clothes were designed by Karan Johar. The music was composed by Jatin–Lalit, while the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi.
Mohabbatein was widely praised by critics, and it was deemed a commercial success with a total gross of Rupees 900.1 million (US$12 million), making it the highest-grossing Indian film of the year. At the 46th Filmfare Awards, it took home four awards.