Celebrate 28 years of Maine Pyar Kiya- 10 Hidden facts about Salman Khan's first Movie

28 years of Maine Pyar Kiya: This Salman Khan-Bhagyashree starrer was the first directorial venture of Sooraj Barjatya.

Salman Khan and Bhagyashree led Suraj Barjatya's film Maine Pyar Kiya started two superb actors in major roles, and was the highest grossing movie of that year. This movie was one of the biggest grossing films of the 1980s and is considered a prestigious film in the same category as Kabie (1996) and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge (1995). As soon as 28 years of film release is complete, we bring you facts about the film that you probably did not know

1) Salman Khan was not the first choice for Prem

Earlier Salman Khan played the role of love, many new actors were considered and auditioned for the role. Vindu Dara Singh, Deepak Tiwari and Piyush Misra are some of the names that are considered for the role, before Salman made it himself. In fact, after his first audition, the film's director Suraj Barazatya had dismissed, who thought that Salman looked "small"."When he came to my office for the first time, I remember that he was sitting at the reception and he was too small, it was the second audition we liked and we finalized it," the sun was quoted as saying.

Although Salman Khan became a night star with Maine Pyar Kiya', but the actor was unemployed almost a year after the film. In fact, in an interview given to Rajat Sharma on the court of your Salman, it has come to know that when he was yet to receive any film offer, after waiting for his father, Salim Khan, in a trade magazine, It was published that the good-looking actor was signed after the advertisement by a large producer was that the film started for Salman.

The two newcomers of that time – Salman Khan and Mohnish Bahl had given the auditions for ‘Maine Pyar Kiya' together. While Salman grabbed the lead role, Mohnish ended up playing the villain in the blockbuster movie. The two actors also shared the screen space in another Barjatya projects – ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun' and ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain' – where Salman and Mohnish were brothers.

The ‘Handsome’ Kabootar

The white pigeon that played cupid between Prem (Salman) and Suman (Bhagyashree), delivering his love letters to her in the song Kabootar Jaa, was named ‘Handsome’.

Before being finalised for ‘Maine Pyar Kiya', Bhagyashree was seen in Amol Palekar's TV serial ‘Kachchi Dhoop'.

Reema Lagoo, who played Salman’s mother in the film, was only 7 years older than him. Reema Lagoo passed away earlier this year.

The popular song “Mere Rang Mein Rangnevali” was actually copied from Europe’s “The Final Countdown.”

At the time Maine Pyar Kiya held the record for the maximum Filmfare wins for any film. The film won 7 awards and was nominated in 13 categories.

Costumes and props used in the films became so popular that they went on sale as merchandise - like the cap that read 'FRIEND.'

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