“Mere Karan Arjun Ayenge” is on the tip of our tongue today as it has found its context over the years.
Released in January 1995, this reincarnation-revenge drama by Rakesh Roshan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, Rakhee Gulzar, Amrish Puri, and Ranjeet became hit instantaneously right after its release.
What made it such big run is its story, the two heartthrobs of that era – the Khans, “… ye bandhan toh pyaar ka bandhan hain”, and Kajol grooving in “… jati hu main jaldi hain kya”, the flying bells of the temple, Rakhee Gulzar’s hope along with some ruthless plotting of the villain like Amrish Puri. All things considered; Karan Arjun consisted of everything that a Hindi masala film requires.
Even after 25 years, the film “Karan Arjun” is considered to be one of the iconic films of Hindi cinema. On its birthday, let’s look at some of the fun facts about this iconic film:
1. Karan Arjun or Kaaynaat?
Yes, the film was first titled Kaaynaat, but for some reason later the name changed to Karan Arjun. Also, the film was first offered to Ajay Devgn and Sunny Deol.
2. It Missed by Few Months from Becoming the Biggest Hit of 1995
Karan Arjun was released on January 13, 1995 and became a super hit instantly. But later that year in October, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was released which broke all record with INR 1.06 billion in India and INR 160 million overseas.
3. The Most Iconic Dialogue of Bollywood
In 2018’s assembly elections, Rajasthan Police used the iconic dialogue from this film to motivate people to turn up to the polling booth – “Mere Karan Arjun Zaroor Ayenge, Vote Dene To Zaroor Ayenge”.
4. How We Got “Jati Hu Main, Jaldi Hain Kya”
Reportedly, Kajol was unhappy with her role in the film, and the equation between the actor-director duo did not go well. Perhaps, that is why Kajol was given this song with Shah Rukh Khan, and it became one of the biggest chartbusters of the year.
5. Can You Spot Hrithik Roshan in the Film?
Actually, you can not. Because he was behind the camera, assisting his father. Apparently, he was the assistant director of the film.