Rajshri Productions' 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' hits the screens and scorches the Box Office. The newcomers, Salman Khan and Bhagyashree, become nation-wide heart-throbs. The critics laud film and the female lead, but aren’t so kind to Salman. ‘Another flash in the pan like Kumar Gaurav’ is the common refrain.
Karan Arjun was the last hurrah of the 90s masala multi-starrers before Bollywood discovered a new language at the turn of the century. Here are some interesting facts about the reincarnation-revenge drama.
Karan Johar, the director: Being the son of a producer, Karan was obsessed with Bollywood right from childhood but was too embarrassed to admit in front of his ‘Malabar Hill’ friends as they used to look down upon Bollywood. During childhood and teenage, Yash Chopra, a family friend, was his favourite director.
If anything, their stature and Box Office power have only increased with time. In this day and age of blatant self-promotion, one rarely sees Ajay strutting his stuff and tom-toming his feats to the media.
No film in recent times has perhaps faced the kind of ferocious protests that ‘Padmaavat’ did before its release. The CBFC passed the film only after changing its title and then too it was not released in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. At the time of writing this article, the film had made Rs 270 crore (nett) in India and is a massive hit throughout the world.
Vivek Oberoi is in the news: for ascribing the reason for his failure in Bollywood to someone else. In the past, he had blamed Aishwarya Rai and his own arrogance for his downfall. In an interview with Farah Khan, he had mentioned how his then friend Aishwarya Rai instigated him to hold a press conference against Salman Khan on April 1, 2003.