Fanaa (English: Destroyed in Love ) is a 2006 Indian romantic drama thriller film , directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Yash Raj Films . The film stars Aamir Khan in an anti- hero role, Kajol as his blind love interest , and Rishi Kapoor , Tabu and Sharat Saxena in pivotal roles.
Aamir Khan plays the role of a tourist guide in New Delhi who goes by the name Rehan Khan and Kajol plays a blind Kashmiri woman , Zooni Ali Beg . Both fall in love , but are separated by a terrorist attack that reportedly kills Rehan . It is later revealed that he was not killed, but is in fact a Kashmiri insurgent , Rehan Qadri, and the mastermind behind the attacks. Seven years later, his organization , known as the "IKF", sends him on a mission in Kashmir, where he once again, in a strange fate, meets Zooni.
Fanaa was one of the most expensive Bollywoodfilmsduring its time of release. The film 's title is derived from the Islamic Sufi term "fanaa", meaning "destroyed" in Arabic, Persian, Urdu , and Hindi . Khan and Kajol were put into a romantic pairing for the first time with this film . It also marked the comeback of Kajol , who was last seen in Karan Johar 's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), and it was the first time Aamir Khan worked under the Yash Raj production banner .