The ’90s blockbuster turns 20 today
Hum Aapke Hai Koun..! hit the theatres on August 5, 1994. As the film turns 20, Salman Khan, director Sooraj Barjatya and the film’s cast reunited for lunch, we hear. Well, this romantic saga is loved and talked about even today. It’s the most appealing treat for die-hard romantics. If you are one of them, we are sure you never miss this movie and must have watched it over a dozen times by now. So on the film’s 20th anniversary, here are seven lesser known facts about Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!…
-> It was the first Bollywood movie to gross over Rs 1 billion worldwide and it is still one of the highest-earning Hindi films ever.
-> Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! is a remake of Rajshri Production’s 1982 film Nadiya Ke Paar, which starred Sachin, Sadhana Singh, Inder Thakur and Mitali.
-> This love story won five Filmfare Awards as well as the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
-> The popular track Didi Tera Devar Deewana is said to be inspired by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s song Saare Nabian.
-> Lata Mangeshkar, who lent her voice for more than 10 songs in Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!, had long retired from accepting awards, but the public demand for the song Didi Tera Devar Deewana was such that she received the Filmfare Special Award that year.
-> The film was dubbed into Telugu and released as Premalayam.
-> Reportedly, late painter M. F. Husain watched this movie 85 times!