The filmmakers wanted to shoot in Burma, but they did not get permission. Hence they chose Arunachal Pradesh which is along the Indo-Burma border. The environs of Arunachal Pradesh looks similar to Burma.
Rangoon is Bollywood's first movie to be shot extensively in Arunachal Pradesh. Almost 50% of the movie was shot here.
'Koyla' was the first Hindi movie to be shot in Arunachal Pradesh, though only one song was filmed there.