By Hindustan Times
He gave Salman Khan his career's first hit Maine Pyaar Kiya, established him as Prem before he became Dabangg with a string of action movies recently, gave Madhuri Dixit one of her biggest blockbusters, Hum Aapke Hain Koun! He's Sooraj Barjatya, the grandson of Tarachand Barjatya who excels in the art of churning out hard-core romantic films with aplomb. On his 47th birthday, we pay a tribute to the king of wedding flicks.
If romance was his genre, Prem had to be his protagonist. Salman Khan was his Prem in almost all his directorial ventures except Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon and Vivaah. Vivaah (wedding) nevertheless remained the central theme of nearly all his films.
Maine Pyar Kiya, starring newcomer Bhagyashree and Salman Khan, was one of the biggest hits of 1989 in India a