After acting in Maine Pyar Kiya In 1989, actress Pervien Dastur was supposed to star in two more films, one with Salman Khan and the other with Aamir Khan, but fate had other plans. In an interview with a channel called Bollywood Thikana, she revealed that she was not getting many exciting roles or offers. “Maybe Rajshri coddled me,” she was quoted as saying.
The two Aamir and Salman movies I was supposed to do were Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Soryavanshi. She built a career in the airline industry as a flight attendant and said goodbye to Bollywood.
About Maine Pyar Kiya
Also, long before Salman Khan was called ‘Sultan’ or ‘Bhaijaan’, the superstar was known as ‘Prem’, a popular screen name given by filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya, who says his origins, like his films, run in the family. He said in an interview that Salman’s character could even have been called Raj, before Prem emerged in Barjatya’s 1989 directorial debut. Maine Pyar Kiya.
For Barjatya, the journey to arrive at the name that would later become the hallmark of all his films was a thoughtful process. In an interview with Press Trust of IndiaBarjatya said that the name sums up everything he wants to say through his movies.
“When we were working on the script for Maine Pyar Kiya, we were thinking about the name we should give the hero. There were options like ‘Gaurav’, ‘Pratap’ and even ‘Raj’. This is before Shah Rukh Khan came. So ‘Raj’ was there as an option as well,” he revealed.
The director said there was a lot of deliberation over the name until he realized what he was looking for was within the family.
“That time the biggest hit for Rajshri Productions was Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye (1977). Prem Krishen ji was the hero and his name was ‘Prem’ in that movie.
“So we all thought if that became a hit, let’s use the name for this movie as well in the hope that it would become a hit as well. This is how this name started and has stuck until now,” she added.