Gratitude to Gulshan Kumar for backing my father’s vision: Pooja Bhatt celebrates 30 years of ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin’, says film was called ‘too risky’


Pooja Bhatt went down memory lane as she reminisced about her hit film Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin that clocked 30 years today. The film was a romantic-comedy with soulful music, stellar cast and impeccable performances. Pooja recalled how the film was touted to be “too risky” as she shared throwback pictures from the sets of Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Gulshan Kumar, the film was a major success upon its release in 1991.

Taking to social media, Pooja wrote, “#30yrs of #dilhaikemantanahin today. The images have faded with time. The feeling the film still evokes stands the test of time.
Gratitude to #GulshanKumar for backing my father’s vision & bankrolling a film that most Industry experts considered very risky considering it was about a woman who runs away from home to marry a man and then runs away from the ‘mandap’ to marry another man,that too with her father’s blessings. #DHKMN is more than a film. It is a feeling. It is nostalgia. It is innocence. It is love & longing,for a time we have all lived,dreamed in and lost. Which is why it belongs more to the people and audiences who proved yet again that they are far more forward & expansive than the film industry experts by accepting it with all their heart & ensuring it sustains 30 yrs later. The audience is wise. The audience is gracious. The audience is kind. So thank you,all of you. For tying your adolescence,youth,love & memories to this film. I bow to you,and I love you. Each of you!”


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The film also starred Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre, Tiku Talsania while Deepak Tijori made a guest appearance. The film was known for its chartbuster soundtrack by music director duo Nadeem-Shravan, which featured hit songs like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka and Adayein Bhi Hain among others, penned by Sameer, Faaiz Anwar and Rani Malik. It was based on the Academy Award winning 1934 Hollywood classic It Happened One Night.

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