The 90s were youth driven and redefined romance and relationships. The new directors’ had a new vision of tradition reflected in films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayegaye, Rangeela, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun…It was time for the wheel to turn again and introduce the new superstars coincidentally all Khans Aamir- Shahrukh and Salman Khan.
They were not the only ones to watch out for. There was action director Veeru Devgan’s son, Ajay Devgan making debut in Phool aur Kaante, Akshay Kumar trained in martial arts, Sunil Shetty launched by Ram Gopal Verma and finally Sunny Deol launched in a love story but matured in action roles. There was Govinda too but he took a while to put on wings and fly with David Dhawan be it Shola aur Shabnam, Aankhen , Raja Babu, Coolie No.1, Sajan Chale Sasural till he emerged as Hero No.1.
Nadeem- Shravan emerged as the most successful music composers of the 90’s and the list of their chartbusters began with Aashiqui , Saajan , Deewana, Hum hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Dilwale, Raja,Barsaat,Agni Sakshi,Jeet and Raja Hindustani. Their fall was as sudden and controversial as their rise and with time cracks appeared in the partnership too and Shravan parted with Nadeem permanently.
The film that drove the nation and a legend crazy was Sooraj Barjatya’s Hum Aap Ke Hai Kaun. The film was a celebration of more than a dozen songs, dances and a big fat Indian wedding as plot. The film was a blockbuster and the lead pair became superstars after the release.
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