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Salman Khan breaks down in tears as he remembers not having any employment after Maine Pyar Kiya

Salman Khan

Salman Khan remembered that after his superhit film Maine Pyar Kiya, he had no employment for six months since his co-star Bhagyashree seized all the glory when she claimed she was leaving acting to marry.

Salman Khan, who recently presented the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) in Abu Dhabi, became emotional as he reminisced his early days in the film business. Salman said that he had no job after his successful film Maine Pyar Kiya because his co-star Bhagyashree reportedly stole all of the glory. He also thanked Ramesh Taurani, a director, for preserving his career.

Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) was Salman’s first film as a lead and Bhagyashree’s acting debut. The film, directed by Sooraj Barjatya, became one of the highest-grossing Indian films of the period. Bhagyashree, on the other hand, quickly declared that she is leaving the business after just one film to marry Himalaya Dassani.

Salman Khan was reminded at the IIFA “Bhagyashree opted not to work after the release of Maine Pyar Kiya because she wanted to marry. And what about credit cards? (she took all the credit). Until recently, I hadn’t watched a film in almost six months. That’s when Ramesh Taurani, a ‘devta saman admin (God-like man), entered my life. At the time, my father paid GP Sippy 2000 rupees to make a false statement in a film industry journal stating he had signed me for a film. GP did this, but there was no image. However, Ramesh Taurani went to Sippy’s office and paid 5 lakh for the film’s soundtrack. It was because of them 5 lakhs that I was able to make the film Patthar Ke Phool (1991). Thank you very much!”

During his emotional address, Salman also said how Suneil Shetty gave him clothing and a wallet that he wanted but couldn’t afford. He also thanked Boney Kapoor for resurrecting his career with Wanted (2008). Boney Kapoor, he said, “has helped me throughout my life.” When things weren’t going well, he handed me the picture Wanted, which brought me back to work.” That’s when Anil (Kapoor) came back for No Entry (2005),” he said.

A sequel to No Entry, starring the original cast members Salman, Anil, and Fardeen Khan, was announced in April of this year. According to Anees Bazmee, Salman is serious about the project and will begin shooting shortly.

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