Rahul Roy made his Bollywood debut in 1990 Aashiqui, recently recalled how he landed the role in the film. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood HungamaRoy said that his mother, a writer, had asked Mahesh Bhatt to act in the film.
EXCLUSIVE: Rahul Roy claims he was paid Rs 30,000 for Aashiqui; Mahesh Bhatt reveals that he has signed 47 films within 11 days of directing
Roy said he first met Bhatt at his office in Juhu. “I didn’t know anyone from the film industry,” said Roy. “Within 4-6 minutes of our first meeting, he told me I would be doing the film.”
He recalled, “After Aashiqui’s Release, Mahesh and Mukesh accompanied me in Metro Cinema. People cheered me on outside. I had no bodyguards that day. People threw coins inside the theater when my character was introduced along with the song ‘Sanson ki jarurat hai jaise.’ I called Mahesh and thanked him.
Roy said after the release Aashiqui, he was flooded with offers from filmmakers. He said he signed 47 films in 11 days. Roy also revealed the reward for that Aashiqui 30,000 was Rs.
For the uninitiated, Aashiqui It was a landmark film in Indian cinema. It was a rare film that successfully combined the genres of romance and music and helped launch the careers of Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal.
Speaking of Roy, his concussion in 2020 was a huge setback for him. But now he is recovering and back to work.
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