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Watch: Salman Khan remembers how Raj Kumar Barjatya gave him his first break
Film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya passed away on Thursday in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest. He was 75-year-old at the time of death. He was the Chairman of Rajshri Productions and father of renowned director Sooraj Barjatya. Under Rajshri Productions, there were many blockbusters like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Vivah’, and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, among others.
Today during the trailer launch event of ‘Notebook’, when Salman was asked how he got his first break in the industry, he turned nostalgic and recalled his first break. He said, “Rajbabu….May his soul rest in peace.”
While explaining how he got the film, the ‘Sultan’ actor said, “So I went and met Rajbabu, and they signed me for the film i.e ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’. They wanted a negative lead for the film, so I suggested Varunji to try Mohnish Bahl. So he(Varunji) said that how can we take Nutanji’s son Mohnish Bahl in a negative lead. Before approaching Mohnish, I called Nutanji and called her at Cuff Parade. Then she spoke to Rajbabu and how Mohnish happened to us in ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’.”
With ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, Salman got the lover boy image and then he never looked back in his career. Also, Mohnish’s character was highly appreciated. The movie was a super hit in 1989.
Most of Salman movies are under the Rajshri Productions. He gave hit after hit under this production. Salman Khan is like a Midas touch for Rajshri Productions.
Salman is launching Mohnish Bahl’s daughter Pranutan and Zaheer Iqbal in the movie ‘Notebook’. It is a fresh pairing with a unique storyline. The trailer was unveiled today and it has got a good response from the audience.