'Chalte Chalte' is a colourful and youthful love story that has a positive social message. Raj and Priya come from two different strata of society. While Raj owns a small-time transport business and belongs to the economically middle class section of society, Priya belongs to the affluent class and is well on her way towards becoming a famous fashion designer.
However, when a serendipitous twist of fate brings them together, they are drawn towards each other. Raj is immediately smitten by Priya but Priya is already engaged to marry her childhood friend, Sameer. Raj follows her all the way to Greece to woo her. During the journey Priya realizes that Raj is her true soulmate and decides to marry him.
Everything seems rosy for a little while, but after a year of their marriage, the couple is forced to deal with the harsh realities of marriage. Raj runs into financial problems and Priya borrows money from Sameer (whom she views as a friend, but Raj looks upon as a competitor), without telling Raj. When Raj finds out, all hell breaks loose and in an angry fit he accuses Priya of infidelity. This is too much to take for Priya and she leaves their home. Will they reunite or will the discord never be set straight?
Factual Mistake A 747 cannot land in Mykonos airport.
Continuity When Raj lapses into a fit of anger and kicks his shoes off, he kicks them off in the bedroom (and they land there), but in the next shot (when he walks to the living room), one of his shoes is lying there.
Miscellaneous It is impossible to drive from the island of Mykonos to Athens.
This is the first movie, produced by Dreamz Unlimited, a production company jointly owned by Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Aziz Mirza, to not flop in the box office.
Rani Mukerji had originally turned down this role, since she thought it was too similar to Saathiya.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the lead role in this movie, but her ex-beau Salman Khan started coming on to the sets drunk, causing problems and stalling screening time. Shah Rukh Khan, fearing that more problems would occur, immediately dropped Aishwarya from the lead, causing problems between the two of them, for a period of time.
After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was dropped from the lead role, Kajol was considered for the role of Priya, but she declined.
Rani Mukerji and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were best friends in the industry until Aishwarya Rai was dropped from the film, and Rani took up the role. Despite Aishwarya's marriage to Abhishek Bachchan, who is also good friends with Rani, they have not made up at all.
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