The cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna, starring Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, released 25 years ago on November 4. Known for its funny script and hilarious dialogues, the Rajkumar Santoshi directorial also starred Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor. However, did you know Aamir Khan and Salman Khan weren't in talking terms during the film nor were Raveena and Karisma? Well, yes!
During an interview with a leading daily, Raveena revealed the same and said, “It was fun as while we were shooting, none of us were speaking to each other. Sabke jhagade chal rahe the. Aamir and Salman weren’t talking to each other, Karisma and I weren’t talking and neither were Salman and Rajji. I don’t know how that film got made. But, it shows we are damn good actors (laughs). The boys tried to bring Karisma and me together. In fact, in the climax, there’s a scene where Karishma and I are tied to a pillar. Rajji said, ‘We won’t untie you, unless you talk to one another’. It was all so funny. I remember, while shooting scenes, we would all genuinely laugh a lot as the dialogues were so hilarious. Hamne maze bhi kiye aur jhagde bhi kiye.”
The 1994 release is still remembered for its famous oneliners like "Mein toh kehta hoon aap purush hi nahi hai... maha purush hain, maha purush"; "Teja main hoon, mark idhar hai"; "Crime Master Gogo naam hai mera, aankhen nikal ke gotiyan khelta hoon" and "Galti se mistake ho gaya". Talking about it, Raveena signed off by saying, “People love the film today and can’t get enough of it but it deserved this success and love when it released as well. It was a film ahead of its times, including some of the humour, that people appreciated much later. Back then when it released, it was not a huge success. During the ‘90s, the slapstick comedies with double meaning dialogues worked at the box office, not a straight, clean comedy like AAA.”
The film clashed with the Akshay Kumar-Ajay Devgn action drama Suhaag at the box-office and fared below expectation on release. Twentyfive years later, however, Andaz Apna Apna has acquired a cult status among Bollywood fans.
(Source: Hindustan Times/with inputs from IANS)