Hrithik prepared for his role in Kaabil extensively. It is reported that he locked himself in his house for four-five days to get into the skin of the character. He also moved around the house blindfolded so he could get himself acquainted with the body language of the blind people. He also invited a few blind people and keenly studied their mannerisms and expressions.
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Was initially set to release on January 26th 2017 but a postponement of another high profile Bollywood film, Raees, caused the makers to bring the release date one day forward to January 27th to avoid the clash. The makers of Raees then also brought their release date forward by one day thereby causing a clash again.
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It was earlier reported in the Indian media that Netflix might sue the makers of Kaabil for plagiarising key elements from their hit TV show Daredevil (2015). However these reports were later rubbished by Netflix.
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Ronit Roy injured himself during and action scene and required surgery following which nine pieces of glass were taken out from his arm.
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Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy (who are siblings in real life) play villains together for the first time.
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Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy are Bengalis. They play Maharashtrian characters for the first time in Kaabil. Both of them took classes to get the typical Marathi accent right.
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The movie features a recreated version of the classic song "Sara Zamana" from Yaarana which featured Amitabh Bachchan. Co-incidentally, it's a Rajesh Roshan song. Rajesh mentioned that back in the day, his nephew Hrithik (who is the lead actor in Kaabil) had helped him pick this tune for the 1982 number.
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Kaabil marks the coming together of director Sanjay Gupta and Hrithik Roshan for the first time.
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Kaabil is Hrithik's quickest movie till date. They shot the movie in a little over three months in Mumbai.
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Rohit Roy and Ronit Roy had earlier played brothers in TV serial Sarkar in 2005.
With Kaabil, Rajesh Roshan completed 40 years as a music composer. He started with Kunwara Baap & Julie in 1975/76. In this film he also recreated his yesteryear hit songs, Dil Kya Kare and Saara Zamana. Apart from Naushad Ali, no Bollywood music composer has had such a long track record in the industry.
Kareena Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra declined the film as the character of the lead actress dies before the interval.
When brother's Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy signed the film they said that they always wanted to play on screen villains as brothers.
The film was released on 25 January 2017 along with Rahul Dholakia's Raees starring Shah Rukh Khan. Kaabil opened in 2700 screens whereas Raees opened in 3500 screens.
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Hrithik Roshan's character was called Rohan Bhatnagar. A fan named Rohan Bhatnagar wrote letter to Hrithik Roshan praising him for his performance and making his name special.
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The film clashed with Raees at the box office and was known as biggest box office clash of recent times. The last time a high profile clash of two films happened was back in December 2015, when Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani both released on the same day. Dilwale and Raees both star Shah Rukh Khan.
Kaabil was released across Pakistan, becoming the first Indian film to be screened in Pakistan, post lifting of ban on Indian films after the 2016 Uri terror attack and its aftermath.
The film was inspired from shelved film Bulund 1993 which had Salman Khan and Somy Ali in the lead.
Kaabil is Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam's first movie together.
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This is the first time Sanjay Gupta has worked with Rakesh Roshan's production house, Filmkraft. Sanjay runs his own production house called White Feather Productions.
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Rohit Roy and Ronit Roy worked together as brothers in Zee TV Shows Sarkar in 2005 and before in Baat Ban Jaaye (1999) where Rohit was a lead actor and Ronit did cameo for one epiaode
Kaabil was released in Tamil and Telugu under the title Balam.
Priyanka Chopra and Sunny Leone were approached before Urvashi Rautela for the song Sara Zamana.They couldn't do it due to date issue's.
The film's trailer was about to release on 26th October 2016.But it got leaked online a day prior on 25th October 2016.
Kaabil and Raees released on the same day on 25th January 2017.Narendra Jha was the common actor in both the films playing an important role.
Narendra Jha's last film with Hrithik Roshan and entire cast and crew as he passed away in 2018.
Two years after the film's release when Rajesh Roshan's classical song Mungda from Inkaar 1977 was re created for Total Dhamaal 2019 it don't go well with the fans of original song.Rajesh Roshan said music companies are directly giving rights of songs for re creation without music directors consent.He said Saara Zamana in this film was also re created without his permission as he was the original composer.But Kaabil was his own house production by brother Rakesh Roshan and he was also the composer of the film.
Hrithik Roshan also had the name Rohan in "Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham" (2001).
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