Mohnish Bahl was planning to become a pilot when Salman Khan recommended his name for the film. Check Out below.
Maine Pyar Kiya gave industry a superstar in Salman Khan The film made him a huge star as he played the iconic character of Prem. But he was not the only one whose life changed with the Sooraj Barjatya debut directorial. Mohnish Bahl who played a negative role in the movie was going through a rough patch of his career earlier. And the film gave him the push he needed.
In a recent interview actor Revealed, Dejected by the failures, Mohnish was planning to become a pilot and was working on getting his commercial flying license. However, things changed when Salman Khan recommended his name for the villain’s role in Maine Pyaar Kiya.
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“By the time I got Maine Pyar Kiya, not only had I started my career, but also ended it. I thought I was finished after a few flops and was planning to become a pilot. I was working on getting my commercial flying license as I wanted to get a job in something I like doing – in the aviation sector. Salman Khan and I bumped into each other one day and we became friends. He was also trying to get into the business of filmmaking, so when he got this break in MPK, he recommended my name for the villain’s role,” Mohnish Bahl told The Times of India in an interview.
“It was tricky for me to do a villain’s role those days, as I was a flop hero. Any inclination I had to play hero was over by then. So I took on the villain’s role, but never expected that this would be the start of an actual career for me, which still makes me viable even 30 years later,” Mohnish added.
Bhagyashree in lead along with Salman, Maine Pyar Kiya released in 1989. The film did a business of 14 crores back then and proved to be the highest grosser of the year. Later Mohnish Bahl did films with like Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hain with Salman Khan & Sooraj Barjatya.