Director Sooraj R Barjatya's musical-romance blockbuster "Maine Pyaar Kiya" (MPK), which was released in theatres on 29 December, 1989, completed 25 years on Monday.
The film is about two youngsters – Prem and Suman – who become friends and then fall in love with each other. The film was a blockbuster and made the actors stars overnight. The 'FRIEND' woven caps and the film's dialogue "Friendship mein no sorry no thank you" (In friendship, there is no sorry no thank you) became a trend for a long time.
Here are five lesser known facts about the film:
- It is said that the film is Salman Khan and Bhagyashree's first film in Bollywood. Actually it is partly true; "MPK" is not Khan's debut film. He made his first appearance in a cameo role in "Biwi Ho Toh Aisi."
- Also, superstar Khan was not Barjatya's first choice. There were several newcomers who auditioned for the role, including Yusuk Khan's son Faraaz. He was almost finalized for the film but fell sick at the last moment. The role was then offered to Salman.
- Laxmikanth Berde, who played the role of Khan's friend in "MPK", was also a debutant in the film. The famous Marathi actor acted along with Khan in his subsequent films as well, including "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun."
- "MPK" was such a big hit that it was dubbed in English as well. It was named as "When Love Calls." Also, after the release, Khan didn't get film offers for a year. It was after his father Salim published an advertisement in a trade magazine that helped the actor get offers, "Kick" star told Rajat Sharma on "Aap Ki Adaalat."
- Mohnish Bahl, who played a negative role, got appreciation and fame from this film. But it is said that his mother and legendary actress Nutan was not happy initially about his son playing a villain role.