Mumbai: BR Chopra was such a filmmaker-director, who had made his mark worldwide with one of his serials. BR Chopra is still remembered for ‘Mahabharat’. However, apart from Mahabharata, he also made some films, which created history at the box office. Crowds of people reached the theaters to watch this film. However, it was a film made on a controversial issue, posters were put up outside theaters to prevent people from watching it. But, amidst all the banner-posters and controversies, the film created panic at the box office.
One of the main films made by BR Chopra was ‘Nikah’, there was a lot of ruckus about this film released in 1982. Not only this, in those days the atmosphere regarding this film was such that 34 FIRs were registered against BR Chopra because of the film. Despite this, there was such a magic on the audience of the film that there was a long queue of the audience in the ticket window for the ticket. Actors like Deepak Parashar, Raj Babbar and Salma Agha were in the lead roles in the film.
Salma Agha was in the role of a singer Neelofer in the film, while Deepak Parashar was in the role of her husband Nawab Wasim and Raj Babbar was in the role of her lover Haider. The film was made on the issue of ‘Triple Talaq’, but released on 24 September 1982, the name of the film was changed after a lot of controversies and ‘Nikah’. Whereas, the title of the film was earlier decided as ‘Talaaq, Talaq, Talaq’. The more the film entertained the audience, the more it remained in controversies.
Raj Babbar and Salma Agha starrer Nikah was released in 1982.
This was a film made on the issue of triple talaq, which presented many aspects of the pain of Muslim women very closely to the audience. However, director BR Chopra had to face a lot of difficulties regarding the film. From announcing the title of the film till its release, it remained in constant controversy. But somehow the film was completed and hoisted the flag of success.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 18, 2023, 07:30 IST
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