5 years of ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’: When Salman Khan opened up about the history of his ‘Prem’ characters
Salman Khan has largely been associated with his popular screen name ‘Prem’. The superstar embraced it once again when he reunited with Sooraj Barjatya after a long time for ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ five years ago.
Talking about the history of his ‘Prem’ characters in a throwback interview, Salman reportedly said that the first one is always going to be special, ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ because that’s ‘THE Prem’. The actor added that he has been accepted as Salman Khan because of Prem, this character that Sooraj Barjatya wrote for him. According to him, with ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! the filmmaker took it to another level of greatness. And then came, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’, which was a better film.
Elaborating further, Salman added that ‘Prem’ in ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ is one of his favorites too. According to the actor, Prem is a grown man but very childlike. According to Salman, the way Sooraj has written the character, he basically wants men and boys to be like Prem; he wants to change the way they are and to change this for women in the world. He wants men to be funny and charming but to also be respectful to women.
‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ also starred Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Swara Bhasker, Anupam Kher, Armaan Kohli, and others in key roles.