New Delhi. The year 1997 was very special for Bollywood. Most of the same films were released this year, which earned a lot at the ticket window. In the same year, a film made under the direction of David Dhawan was released in which stars like Govinda, Salman Khan, Johnny Lever, Juhi Chawla and Anil Kapoor were seen. The film created panic at the box office even in terms of earnings.
Before the year 1997, David Dhawan was preparing to make an action film. When this film was launched, it was thought of naming it Bodyguard. It was going to be an action film. At that time, David Dhawan was preparing to make a film keeping in mind Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol and Zeba Bakhtiar in the film. But due to some reason Jeba Bakhtiar left the film and David changed the script and made up his mind to make it a comedy film. After this Sunny Deol also rejected the film and the film went on hold.
This is how the idea of making a romantic comedy was found
This film was offered to Govinda after Sunny Deol rejected it. The name of the film was ‘Deewana Mastana’. Released in the year 1997, the film earned more than 24 crores worldwide at the box office that year. It proved to be the tenth highest grossing film of that year. The film created panic at the box office in terms of earnings.
These two stars were seen together for the first time
Apart from earning, there was another special thing about this film. This was the first film in which Juhi Chawla and Salman Khan were seen sharing the screen together. Although Salman Khan had only a cameo in the film. But even with a small role, Salman won a lot of accolades for his character in this film. The love triangle of Govinda, Juhi Chawla and Anil Kapoor was also well liked in the film. The songs of the film were also a big hit.
Let us tell you that not only Govinda and Juhi Chawla were appreciated for their work in this film, but every artist of the film did complete justice to their character and won a lot of accolades. Johnny Lever was also given the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for the first time for the film. People have not forgotten the romantic comedy of the film even today.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 02, 2023, 20:58 IST
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