Veer Zaara's much celebrated music was composed over 30 years back by Late Madan Mohan.
When Yash Chopra approached music directors for the music of Veer Zaara, he was not very happy with the results until he met Sanjeev Kohli, son of Late Madan Mohan. Sanjeev Kohli suggested YashJi to use the unused tunes composed by his father. YashJi was quite impressed and shortlisted 35 songs out of 100, and finally 11 songs were selected. And, as they say, the rest was history.
Although 30 years old, the tunes were well appreciated. Late Madan Mohan was nominated as the Best Music Director, at the Filmfare awards for the preceding year.