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When Salman Khan Took Sooraj Barjatya’s help To Convince Bhansali About Aishwarya



For those  who have seen Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s  Hum…Dil De Chuke Sanam—and who hasn’t?—at the climax it’s ‘husband’ Ajay Devgan who walks away with  ‘wife’ Aishwarya RaiBachchchan, leaving   the lover Salman Khan high and  dry.

  If the truth be told, Salman was not happy with this  ending. In fact he was vehemently  opposed  to it. How could another man walk away with the love of his life? Salman  was  furious  and frustrated. The real-life love affair  was  at its peak. Salman couldn’t bear to see  his  love walk away with another man ,even if it  was  only  for  the camera  .

Salman  who was Bhansali’s  best friend during the film’s making,tried everything to convince his director-friend that he should  “get”  the  heroine at the end.When  nothing worked and  Bhansalirefused  to  listen, Salman  hit on  a brainwave. He  roped in his other  best friend Sooraj Barjatyato  fight his case  before Bhansali.

 One  fine day during the final phase of the shooting of  Hum…Dil De Chuke Sanam,Salmanlanded on the sets  with Barjatya  who spent close to two hours  trying to  explain  to Bhansali why his film’s ending was  wrong   and why he  needed  to change it.

The  art  of  persuasion  was nothing  but water  off the duck’s back. Bhansali went ahead and shot the ending the way he  wanted.Mr Devgan  walked into the sunset with  Ms Rai while Mr Khan wept. Real tears.

For those  who came in  late , Salman and Aishwarya fell in  love during the making of Hum…Dil De Chuke Sanam. This is  not  the only time  love blossomed on Bhansali’s set. Ranveer Singh fell for  Deepika Padukone during the shooting  of  Ram Leela.

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