This is the first film where the new Crossguard Lightsaber appears; even before Star Wars Episode VII, though it was inspired by the trailer.

The author of 'The Hindoos' (the book that the invaders left behind in a library that Hafeez opens to learn about Hinduism) is 'D Viders' - a poke at British colonialism.

Bobbitsky's name is inspired by Lorena Bobbit and his bob vest is called Spudnik - a play on the fact that he's a potato farmer and Sputnik, Russia's first satellite in space.

Jacqueline Fernandez made cameo role in the movie

Darth Vader and a few Stormtroopers are amongst the attendees of the World Religious Conference.