24 Years Of Raja Hindustani: Director Dharmesh Reveals Why He Voluntarily Cut The Longest Kiss Between Aamir Khan And Karisma Kapoor

As Raja Hindustani completed 24 years of its release, Director Dharmesh reveals some interesting insights about Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor starrer

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24 Years Of Raja Hindustani: Director Dharmesh Reveals Why He Voluntarily Cut The Longest Kiss Between Aamir Khan And Karisma Kapoor
Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor starrer Raja Hindustani was one of the most successful films back in 1996. The film made history at the box-office as it smashed most of the BO records. The film is about a cab driver who falls in love with a rich city girl. However, as they both fall in love with each other, time and her family test their love. The chemistry between Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor was praised and their kissing scene soon was the hot topic of discussion. Speaking of which, Director Dharmesh revealed some interesting insights about Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor starrer as Raja Hindustani completed 24 years of its release. 
 
Dharmesh revealed that the kiss was considered to be the longest in the Indian cinema and he had kept it a little extra at the behest of the producers, who were expecting some editing from the censors. “But they passed it with a ‘U’ certificate and not a single cut. Eventually, I voluntarily cut a few frames from the kiss because the market wanted the three hours-twenty-minutes film shortened by 20 minutes," he told Mumbai Mirror.
 
Talking about the film, “It propagated that everyone, no matter how modest his upbringing, has the right to dream, and make that dream his own. Perhaps that’s why it still resonates with people not just across the country, but across the world,” asserts the film’s writer-director.  


As Raja Hindustani climbed the staircase of success, the film went on to win five Filmfare Awards, conquering the awards for Best Film and Best Actors. It even bagged seven Screen Awards. The film was Kapoor's biggest commercial success till date and is regarded as one of her best performances; it was a major turning point in her career as well. ALSO READ: 16 Years Of Veer Zaara: Late Yash Raj Chopra Adored Tere Liye Song And It Remained His Ringtone Till He Breathed His Last


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