Superstar Salman Khan, who became popular as Prem after his characters in Sooraj Barjatya’s films Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Saath-Saath Hain, celebrated 20 years of his blockbuster hit film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun with the filmmaker on Tuesday. The 1994 musical family drama was hugely successful and besides winning audience appreciation it also won many awards.
Salman and Sooraj are currently shooting Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and celebrated two decades of their hit blockbuster on the sets of their upcoming film. The film is currently being shot in Karjat, Maharashtra. The duo is working together after a gap of 15 years in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. They last joined hands for multi-starrer Hum Saath-Saath Hain, which also did really well at the box office. According to a report, there was a reunion lunch on the sets of the film. A few members of the cast and crew of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun were present for it. Though it was difficult to get together the entire star cast of the film, many members of Sooraj’s family were present for the reunion.
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is among those movies which became a reason of Salman’s fame today. The musical family drama was hugely successful, with an ensemble cast including big names, such as Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Mohnish Behl, Renuka Shahane, Reema Lagoo and Alok Nath. Madhuri and Salman’s chemistry from the film continues to inspire many romantic sagas made in Bollywood today. The two actors became a household rage, following the success of this mega blockbuster.
Anupam, who is also a part of director’s next venture, took to Twitter to congratulate the team:
Happy 20th birthday to one of my most successful and cherished films - HUM AAPKE HAI KAUN. Thank you Sooraj for making this classic.:)— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 5, 2014
Congratulating the film’s team, Madhuri tweeted in a stylish fashion:
Filmmaker Karan Johar says it was this movie which made him decide he wanted to be a filmmaker.
The cinematic experience this classic film brings continues to entertain and delight us till this day. The film, about love and family bonds doesn’t just have a heart-warming plot, but even the songs from the film are still a hit at every wedding function.
Priyanka Chopra was also seen rejoicing the 20th anniversary of the film, she tweeted: “Listening to Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai from Hum Aapke Hain Kau — uski nazar uski haya. How gorgeous was MD [Mahduri] and so fab Salman! What a love story,” reported Bollywood Life.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2014.
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