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Rajesh Khanna and Navin Nischol were original choices for the film.Rajesh Khanna wasn't giving time for the film which was delaying the schedule.hence Yash Chopra called him and said he is replacing him with Amitabh Bachchan and he van keep the signing amount.Navin Nischol then opted as he did not want to play supporting role to Amitabh Bachchan who had played supporting role alongside him in Parwaana 1971.
Happy ending and also a sad ending was shot for this film. The showman Raj Kapoor kept the happy ending, for this forever evergreen movie.
The film was shot extensively in Ramnagaram near Bangalore, India. There are huge rocks of granite in this town which formed the backdrop of Gabbar Singh's hideout. As a mark of respect, the people of Ramnagaram renamed a hamlet in the town as Sippynagar after the director of the movie, Ramesh Sippy.
Aradhana is first Hindi Film to run successfully more than 100 days , with four shows a day, in non-Hindi speaking areas of northeastern states of India and 4 southern Indian states.Aradhana ran for 3 years in theaters across southern India as well and was a platinum jubilee hit across India.