It is a special film, the first time that Shah Rukh and I came together on-screen:: Salman Khan on 'Karan Arjun' completing 25 years


Rakesh Roshan's Karan Arjun starring Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan has completed 25 incredible years. The film, that features both the superstars sharing the screen space for the first time, went on to become an iconic one. Now, Salman has talked about the film and called it 'special'. 

Reminiscing about the film's 25-year-long journey, Salman said, "Karan Arjun is a special film. It is the first time that Shah Rukh and I came together on-screen. I have so many beautiful memories attached to this movie. Karan Arjun is a complete entertainment package and even 25 years after its release, fans can sit together with their families and enjoy it."

The film also starred Raakhee Gulzar, Kajol and Mamta Kulkarni in the lead roles. Rakesh Roshan also shared his experience of working on the iconic film.

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"When I had written Karan Arjun, I knew I had to write a different kind of a story from all the work I had done. Reincarnation as a topic was doing the rounds since the black and white era but when I decided to make a film on the theme but using two brothers, I faced a lot of criticism and rejection. So, I wrote the movie with a different lens like that about a mother-son bond," Rakesh said.

"I had immense belief in the story and somehow knew that my audience would feel and believe every dialogue narrated by the characters. The reaction the movie received then and even today is still overwhelming. The fact that a mother's dialogue like Mere Karan-Arjun Aayenge got the status it has, is all because of the conviction it was delivered with. If at that time they returned from an unimaginable place, it would have been accepted by the audience. Conviction is the one element that is behind the success of the movie and the milestone being celebrated today," Rakesh added.