Teddy Maurya, the production designer of CHALO DILLI, has earlier acted in two of his films which he production designed too, JAB WE MET and LOVE AAJ KAL. He was approached by director Shashant for the role of 'Bhaiyaji' but refused since there was a lot in his plate as a Production Designer already.
Teddy remained unmoved till four days before the shoot when the director decided to cash in on his weak nerve. The moment Teddy found out that Yana Gupta was doing the number, he agreed in the blink of an eye. He has been a fan of hers for a long time now right from 'Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo' days. Not only did he agree to do the role but also erected a set in a flat 28 hours and designed his own costumes and did every possible thing without any complaints and now the last we heard is designing not only her home but also Lara's.
The 'Laila' song was shot in one and a half days! Quite an achievement one must admit, where a song of this magnitude usually takes nothing less than four to five days to shoot. And this, in spite of the fact that Yana Gupta was unwell.