‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ completes 20 years
The Sooraj Barjatya directed ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ came out in 1994. It starred Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles along with a supporting cast of Anupam Kher, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane, Reema Lagoo and Alok Nath. The film dealt with marriage and the relationship between the members of the two families. The film was huge success and at one time it was the highest grossing Bollywood film ever. It won several awards and has made a lasting impact on popular culture. The 14 song soundtrack of the film also became very popular and the songs from the film can be still heard today.
The cast and crew of the film celebrated its 20th anniversary on 5th August, the original release date of the film. Madhuri Dixit tweeted, “Wah wah Soorajji, picture kya banayee!Rajshri aur parivaar ko badhai hobadhai #20YearsOfHAHK unforgettable memories”. Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra expressed her love for the film in a tweet. She wrote, “Listening to pehla pehla pyaar hai from hum aapke hain kaun..Uski nazar..uski haya..How gorgeous was MD and so fab salman!! What a love story”.
Actor Renuka Shahane who played Madhuri’s sister in the film shared some memories with the media. She recounted, “For the death scene of my character, Sooraj ji got the flight of stairs padded with sponge, so that I don’t get hurt while rolling down. It became so smooth that I had to ‘act’ while hitting my head. Since the film had a huge cast, we would have fun on the sets. We’d play a lot of dumb charades and mimic each other.” Veteran actor Anupam Kher also shared his feelings on Twitter, “Happy 20th birthday to one of my most successful and cherished films - HUM AAPKE HAI KAUN. Thank you Sooraj for making this classic.:)”. Director-producer Karan Johar posted, “#20YearsOfHAHK ....the movie that made me want to make movies!!!! @MadhuriDixit @BeingSalmanKhan and the man himself #SoorajBarjatya”.
Co-incidentally, the director Sooraj Barjatya and Salman Khan are currently working together after 15 years, for the film, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and celebrated the 20th anniversary of this landmark film together. A statement from the production house said, “Salman and Sooraj are shooting for their upcoming film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Pay’ in ND Studios in Karjat, which is also a family drama. They are celebrating the success of ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ on the sets.”
A source from the sets revealed, “Both of them are currently shooting for their upcoming film, which is a family drama, in Karjat. So, they will be having lunch party on the sets. A few members from the unit of HAHK will be present (many still work with Barjatya), and they will all be joined by the filmmaker’s family members too… Ensuring the presence of every actor from the film would have been a painstaking process. Hence, the small celebration.”