Ashutosh Gowariker has completely changed the bride-selection finale. Hurman's character walks away with a completely different girl from the one that the hero selects in the novel.
It took a while to convince the novelist Madhu Rye. But Ashutosh finally made sense in convincing the litterateur that an identical ending in the film will work as a total spoiler for those who had read the book.
Rye had also never imagined that all the 12 candidates for bride-hood would have the same face. But Ashutosh had made up his mind. "If I had 12 different actresses playing the 12 brides-in-waiting, a star-hierarchy would've been created in the audiences' mind. And the one Harman would've married would've been considered 'The Star' of the show. I wanted all the 12 girls to be looked on with equal curiosity and interest by the audience. And for that I need to take up the challenge of making one actress play all the 12 parts."