Salman Khan’s and Bhagyashree’s young and innocent romance in Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyar Kiya is one of the most iconic films and catapulted the budding actors to immense fame and popularity. The two stars were hot property at that time and were approached for numerous photoshoots thereafter. However, Bhagyashree in an interview with an online portal revealed that Salman point blank refused a senior photographer who had suggested that he takes her by surprise and kiss her during the photoshoot.
In an interview she said that the photographer had wanted to take ‘hot’ pictures of the young actors and had suggested that Salman smooches Bhagyashree for the pictures. She said, “There was a very popular photographer back then, who is no more. He wanted to take some not-so-complimentary photographs of Salman and me, some sort of ‘hot’ photographs. So, he took Salman aside and told him, ‘Main jab camera set up karunga (When I set up the camera), you just catch her and smooch her.’”
She further revealed that she overheard the conversation and was blown away by Salman’s response who said that the photographer needed to take her permission for something like this. She said, “All of us were newcomers and this photographer thought he had the liberty to do something like that. Back then, smooching scenes were not prevalent. I don’t think he or Salman knew that I was standing very close by and could hear every word. For a second, I remained shocked, but just then, I heard Salman say, ‘I am not going to do anything of that sort. If you want any pose like that, you need to ask Bhagyashree.’ I really respected Salman’s response, and that’s when I realized I was among safe people.”
Maine Pyar Kiya was a runaway hit and Bhagyashree was flooded with film offers. However, she bid adieu to acting as she wanted to settle down and get married. She is making a comeback to films soon and will be seen in Radha Krishna Kumar’s Jaan (working title), starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde, and AL Vijay’s Thalaivi, which has Kangana Ranaut playing the titular role of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
(Source: Deccan Chronicle)