Prem is the name Salman Khan was perhaps born to be. Umpteenth times, he has wooed us with his “Prem” on screen. Every movie in which he played Prem has been iconic. From Maine Pyaar Kiya to Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo, Salman has made us fall in love with his character Prem. Be it an ideal son’s role, or a flirtatious husband, a shy boyfriend or a casanova, Salman Khan has pulled off numerous characters with the same name.
As Salman “Prem” Khan rings in his 51st birthday today, let's look at his five iconic “Prem” movies that have charmed us like no other.
1. Maine Pyaar Kiya
In 1989, Sooraj Bharjatya introduced in Bollywood, a young and dashing Prem in his film Maine Pyaar Kiya. This movie saw Salman and Bhagyashree share screen-space for the first time and their sizzling chemistry and tender love created sparks!
2. Andaz Apna Apna
We loved Prem in this film. A Raj Kumar Santoshi film, Andaz Apna Apna is one of the most hilarious Hindi movies ever. Salman's character Prem made us laugh it loud throughout the film. The film is insanely hilarious and each dialogue of this movie is funny. His comic chemistry with Aamir Khan in this film is still considered one of the best in the industry.
3. Hum Aapke Hain Koun….!
This is the film from Rajshri Productions that comes once in a lifetime. It's been 22 years since the nation swooned over this cult family drama featuring Salman Khan as Prem and Madhuri Dixit. The film not just revolutionized Indian weddings, but also the television industry where a lot of series were churned out using the theme of this film. HAHK was the major break in Salman's career.
4. Hum Saath Saath Hain
As the shy, yet stubborn Prem and his mother’s favourite, Salman Khan essayed a silent yet the strongest character in the movie, yet again helmed by Bharjatyas. His pairing opposite Sonali Bendre was much appreciated.
A romantic-comedy, Ready stars Salman Khan as Prem opposite Asin. A crazy plot with a whole lot of confusion and characters, Ready was one of the biggest blockbusters of Salman's career.
These are just 5 movies where Salman played Prem and won many hearts, but all in all, Salman has essayed the role of Prem a total of 15 times! And those who don't know, his maximum characters as Prem were not in Rajshri movies but David Dhawan films.
Written By: Mansi Gupta