Must read: Excerpts from Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya’s interview

To celebrate 20 years of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya spoke about their 25 year long relationship, why Khan regards Barjatya as the best director in the country and a little on their upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Dayo.

You can also watch their full interview below.

Salman Khan:

Even now when someone asks me, I say my best film is Maine Pyaar Kiya because that was the purest film that I’ve ever done.

The next film was Hum Aapke Hain Koun, which was 100 times better than the first one.

Sooraj only does films when he has something to say. He doesn’t make films when I have dates, or when he has to run his production company. When he believes in something, when he knows he can make a difference to the society, when he can impact people with niceness.. that is the only time he makes a movie.

Sooraj Barjatya:

What I want to be, Salman bhai plays that character on screen. So it is just a combination that is working and it’ll work again. As a director I want my films to have that feeling of security, everything is nice.. there is hope for the future. That comes across in rituals and functions.

When the trial of Hum Aapke Hain Koun was going on, there were like 14 songs in the film, and I saw people getting up and walking off. People in the trade were saying things like “Sab Ke Saat Hota Hai” (don’t worry, it happens to everyone). I thought its all over. Salim uncle (Salman’s father) called me up and he said cut off two songs. Third day I cut it off and that’s when the collections picked up. There are so many memories of Hum Aapke Hain Koun.

After I narrated the film to Salman, he laughed, he continued laughing and saying there are no hero or heroines in HAHK. Everyone is a hero and heroine.

Salman Khan:

Sooraj-ji has the most beautiful pair of eyes. He sees everything with niceness, he doesn’t judge anyone

After the first shot of Maine Pyaar Kiya, he cried, after the final shot we both cried. After the first shot of HAHK, we both cried, after the last shot, we both cried. With Hum Saath Saath Hain, after first shot, we cried, after last shot, he cried, I ran away”

For me Sooraj Barjatya is the best director in the country. There is no exposure (actresses exposing in films), there is no dirtiness, there is no double meaning or vulgarity. You can go and see the film with your grandparents or their grand children. This is our culture, he is truly within the guidelines of Doordarshan. Yet he is making romantic and sensual films. Beautiful looking films.

There is action in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The good wins over bad.

Watch the full interview below



  • It will be the most bakwaas movie of 2015 . Bhabhi will ruin diwali just like in 2009 with main and miss crappy khanna. Sadly, salman from 4 back to back blockbusters ( all of them bcoz of eid) with return to his 10 back to back disaster days n golden run( headache for movie lovers) of dabangg has finally ended

  • Salman now is working with Sooraj and Aamir with Hirani who are one of the best directors of country and our king is working with Farah khan.We hope someday our king will also get chance to work with such top directors

  • I agreed what they have said. You can comfortably watch these movies with family. My fav family movie is kabhi khushi kabhi gham. I have watched k3g 26 times already. I loved hssh,hahk n vivaah also. Haven’t seen MPK. But would love to watch. .but in MPKDH,sooraj did a poor job. Made kareena,hrithik and many other supporting cast overact.

  • Madhuri won awards for hahk and she deserved it. Salman was girlly in the movie. It had so many songs,whom i found unnecessary. Over all,very good picture.

  • Let’s see whether they can create the magic once again or not..but there is no denying fact that this film is riding completely on salman khan`s Shoulders

  • Most lovable character of Indian cinema is prem and y nt its best inspirational love story while ddlj is worst love story can u imagine u cheat ur friend to romance her fiance only srk can do it nt prem. most inocent character i just love Salman becuz of mpk. this is called indian cinema.

  • The Blockbuster Cum Classic Jodi…We are super confident that PRDP will be another HAHK…..#HAHK earnings today become 345 Crores adjusting inflations.

  • The idea of doing Shuddhi was to work with Hrithik (Roshan). Once he decided to opt out, it didn’t work for me. – kareena kapoor

  • I want to talk about Krrish-3 collections,

    Krrish-3 was a blockbuster..And received well by audience and Critics..But the main question is that why it’s collections are 178 cr in Box office india and producers 244cr..66 crores difference!!Why??Let’s find out..

    Bollywood has most popular franchise…Krrish,Dhoom..Hrithik Roshan’s most popular franchise Krrish..Koi mill gaya,Krrish,Krrish-3..
    Krrish-3 trailer was become the first most-viewed trailer in Bollywood History…With 70000+ likes..And Krrish-3 songs,Raghupati Raghav became chartbuster..Till Dhoom-3 not arrived,This film has all potential to become the highest grosser of 2013..Had potential to break record of 3 idiots,Chennai Express..
    Now,We move to collections topic..Krrish-3 opened around 3800-3900 screens in India..More 200-300 screens than Chennai Exprees..And more 800-900 screens than YJHD…YJHD collected around 175 cr and CE collected around 224 cr..

    The basis of Hrithik Roshan’s Starrer,Screen count,Franchise,most-viewed trailer,Critics 4 star etc.Producers collections are 244 cr..
    My opinion and Indicine consider that Krrish-3 collections are 244 cr..

    Then,Why Box office India collections are 178 cr??Let’s find out..
    Krrish-3 first day collections are 25.2 cr..And as per Boi,it’s first day 15 cr..And First weekend 72 cr…And as per Boi,first weekend collections are 45 cr…

    How is this possible??Boi gave fake collections..

    Hrithik also told that 244 cr are the collections of krrish-3..Hrithik disturbed with the fake collections of Boi..Hr Fans also hurt..

    Fans,love your star..
    Haters,Don’t hate too much..

  • where was culture when Mein Prem Ki Diwani Hoon was released? :P I am pointing to a car scene.. it was definitely not a family movie! ….

  • its really best interview i ever seen , sooraj and salman combination we give a real feeling of happiness and purity and innocence…………i cant wait for this movie for one and half year more and i am very much pretty sure that this movie will win the heart of everyone.

  • Bhai fans pretend they are unaware of the fact that the good trending of this film (Kick)is due to the acting of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Randeep Hooda, we have forgotten how Jai Ho became Semi flop cum semi hit.

  • Non Salman fans like me will cry after watching the scene were Ratan (Salman) is killed by the villain but we will laugh while Prem (Salman) kills the villain, in fact we will be so happy we would get tickets unknowingly thereby doubling the box office figure of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

  • After watching the video interview i am sure it will be a pure family movie it will touch the hart of indian audiance.

  • I really like those films more than his recent movies…. Ironic fact that I don’t belong that era …but I relate with the soul of the films…now we have box office collection but I don’t know something seems missing….

  • History will rewrite on next year diwali with prem ratan dhan payo. Definitely prdp is one of the biggest release of the decade. And surely it will be atbb in india and bb in overseas. Waiting for classic avtar of one of the finest classic jodi salman-barjatya

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