Maine Pyar Kiya, directed by Sooraj Barjatya, was released in 1989. Salman Khan’s film is regarded as one of his most memorable and well-liked works. With her portrayal of a bashful girl opposite Salman, Bhagyashree became an overnight sensation and captured a million hearts.
To everyone’s amazement, she quit Bollywood and married Himalaya Dasani, a businessman-turned-actor/producer. Many people remember her even after all these years. The actress once recalled a hilarious incident involving her husband and Salman Khan on the set of the film.
Bhagyashree remembered frank experiences from the making of the legendary film Maine Pyaar Kiya in an interview with ETimes in 2017. She revealed that she had told her co-star Salman Khan to keep a safe distance from her in order to avert allegations of a romance.
The actress said, “Salman was the first to know about my relationship with Himalaya during the shoot of the song, Dil Deewana. He would follow me around and hum the song in my ear. I kept warning him that people will start talking about us. After irritating me for half a day, he said that he knew about Himalaya. He even suggested that I call Himalaya to the location. They were cordial when they met.”
Bhagyashree then added, “My husband (Himalaya) was possessive and he wasn’t comfortable seeing me romancing other men on screen. In fact, my in-laws are more comfortable and cool about me acting than him.”
Revealing one of his fondest memories Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dassani said, “There’s this one memory I clearly have from Maine Pyar Kiya. Nobody knows this, but Sooraj Barjatya, the director, had actually pursued my mother for over a month before she had said, ‘Yes,’ to the film. That was really something and it’s something I vividly look back at to this day. I just wish that one day I’d be fortunate or privileged enough to have a filmmaker pursue me like that for a role. That’d be a really nice feeling.”