KC Bokadia’s Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Turns 21: Salman Khan Locked Journalist Subhash K Jha in a Room with Madhuri Dixit
The film Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, directed by KC Bokadia, completes 21 years today on May 24. The movie was known for bringing two superstars, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, on the same screen. Besides this, the film featured the ever-gorgeous Madhuri Dixit in the lead role and Aishwarya Rai in a cameo appearance.
Salman Khan’s Prank on Journalist Subhash K Jha:
The film’s set was a hotbed for activity, and the star cast indulged in various pranks. One such prank was played by a young and mischievous Salman Khan, who locked journalist Subhash K Jha and Madhuri Dixit in a room. The senior journalist recently recalled the incident and shared it in his own words.
Subhash K Jha’s Experience:
“I had an innocuously bizarre experience on the location of Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, all thanks to filmmaker Prakash Jha, who personally took me to the bungalow in Juhu where Aruna Irani’s death sequence was being shot. Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan were also shooting. This was way back in 1997 when I didn’t know Salman Khan, and I had some issues over Madhuri Dixit being part of a song as vulgar as Choli Ke Peeche Kya hai. And I expressed those misgivings in writing. Madhuri didn’t like it one bit.”
Luckily, Subhash K Jha’s friend, Prakash Jha, managed to patch things up between Madhuri Dixit and him. To reconcile, Prakash Jha showed Subhash K Jha Madhuri’s performance in the movie Mrityudand. He even suggested they drive down to meet Madhuri, who was at the bungalow shooting her screen mother Aruna Irani’s death scene in Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam.
Locked in a Room:
As Subhash K Jha was finishing up his interview with Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan made a surprise appearance. He frowned upon opening the door and seeing the journalist, but Madhuri Dixit explained that they were doing an interview. Hearing this, Salman left with a tight-lipped smile.
After the interview, Subhash K Jha was leaving Madhuri’s room, but the door wouldn’t open. They were locked in, and the only person who had the key was Salman Khan. Whether it was Salman’s prank or not, we’ll never know. But the circumstantial evidence suggests that it was indeed him.
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam was a great movie with a superb cast, and the recent re-telling of this incident by journalist Subhash K Jha reminds us of the good old days of Bollywood.