When Salman Khan tried to delay Andaz Apna Apna: ‘I harassed them with my broken leg, cut my hair short’


Andaz Apna Apna is likely to be a cult comedy right now. But there was a time when Salman Khan tried to delay its capturing. The celebrity who performed one of many male leads – Prem within the Rajkumar Santoshi directorial, spoke about his rapport with co-actor Aamir Khan, whereas lauding his efficiency, in an interview dated 1992.

“Andaz Apna Apna is a hilarious film. It is incredible, the funniest film on Indian screen ever,” Salman stated within the interview, the video of which has been uploaded on YouTube by the channel The E Package.

Aamir Khan and Salman Khan performed Amar and Prem in Andaz Apna Apna.

Aamir and Salman’s duo – Amar-Prem have grow to be a benchmark for his or her histrionics and comedian timing. Salman was all reward for Aamir, as the 2 proceed to stay nice associates even right now. “Aamir is damn funny in the film. He’s a talkative character and got all the funny lines. He’s done his role so well. I play a dumb,” he stated.

Salman additionally revealed that he intentionally tried to break the movie’s continuity in order that it will get delayed. “The film is coming out in six months. I’m desperately trying to delay the film. I’m not giving them dates and harassing them with my broken leg, I’ve cut my hair short. So the continuity is gone,” he shared.

Andaz Apna Apna additionally starred Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor, aside from Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Viju Khote, Shehzad Khan and others.

However, there’s a preferred perception that the lead actors of the movie weren’t on speaking phrases in the course of the movie’s capturing. Clarifying the rumours, director Rajkumar Santoshi, throughout an interview with Rajeev Masand on the movie’s 25 years in 2019 stated, “There were a lot of rumours that Aamir and Salman were not getting along with each other. But the fact was not that. They were very good on the set. On the contrary, they were helping each other a lot. Though we read new reports about a fallout. So many times, after saying their “Aila-Uima” they used to snigger a lot they would depart the shot. Like the bomb and bouquet sequence. That’s the type of friendship they’d.”

Santoshi, as a substitute stated it was the main girls who had points. “Raveena and Karisma had some tension. But during the shooting, they were totally committed. They weren’t talking during the climax shoot. They had gone to shoot Aatish and while returning, they had some fight at the airport and hence, they weren’t talking. So the scene had them tied up to a pillar. When they wished to tell something to each other, they did that through me, example to keep the rope loose because one had to do a hand movement. I shouted at them to speak to each other directly. When we were changing the lighting of the shot, I asked the crew not to open them till the time they don’t talk to each other,” he revealed.

andaz apna apna old photos Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon and Aamir Khan performed the lead in Andaz Apna Apna. (Photo: Express Archives)

Andaz Apna Apna was a field workplace flop upon its launch again within the day. But the movie’s TV broadcast, on-line streaming and different codecs grabbed the flowery of the viewers, finally declaring it an iconic comedy. The movie, to at the present time, stays probably the most seen on all mediums, holding an IMDb ranking of 8.20.


Talking concerning the movie’s journey, Santoshi advised Masand, “The distributor was very new that time. And a lot of people told me it’ll be risky. But I had committed. He released the film when neither Aamir or Salman, nor I was there in the city. We were shooting somewhere. It was not released properly, neither hyped. What kind of a film it is, also wasn’t promoted well. It was different from the conventional love stories Aamir and Salman would do. People were taking time to absorb and understand this. That’s why initially it wasn’t a success. It gained momentum later.”

Over the years, there have been a number of stories that the makers are eyeing a sequel or a remake of Andaz Apna Apna, with a number of new actors vying for the lead roles.


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