In the 90s, stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan ruled Bollywood. During this time, all these stars have produced many superhit films. Which set many box office revenue records. Back then, a film came along that was rejected by not one or two but three superstars. When the makers made this film with other stars, it proved to be a super hit at the box office.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was released in 1999 directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This film featured the couple Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. At the same time, Ajay Devgan was also a part of this film. This film based on a love triangle not only won people’s hearts but also made huge profits at the box office. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam also won many national awards.
Ajay Devgan played the role of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s husband in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. It is said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was hesitant to cast Ajay Devgan in this role because he had an action hero image at that time. Then the director approached Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and Anil Kapoor for the role but all of them declined for some reason. After this, Sanjay Leela Bhansali contacted Ajay Devgan and he gladly accepted the role.
The budget of Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was just Rs 16 crore. After release, the film made huge profits at the box office. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam grossed Rs 52 million worldwide and entered the list of highest-grossing films of the year. According to media reports, this was the film during the making of which the affair between Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan began.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, won national awards in many categories. This film won four national awards for Best Music Direction, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design.