MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Bhagyashree made her debut with 'Maine Pyar Kiya' opposite Salman Khan. Their innocent romance in the movie won many hearts across the nation which gave them a huge fame in the industry.
Before the release of the film, the two stars were approached for several photoshoots together.
In a recent media interview, Bhagyashree recalled her shoot days of '1989' hit and how a popular photographer asked Salman to kiss her during the photoshoot.
Bhagyashree stated, "There was a very popular photographer back then, who is no more. He wanted to take some not-so-complimentary photographs of Salman and me, some sort of 'hot' photographs. So, he took Salman aside and told him, 'Main jab camera set up karunga (When I set up the camera), you just catch her and smooch her'."
However, Salman refused to do any such thing without her consent. She revealed that she was blown away by his response.
Bhagyashree further said that she respected Salman's reply to the photographer and that was the time when she realized that she is among safe people.
“All of us were newcomers and this photographer thought he had the liberty to do something like that. Back then, smooching scenes were not prevalent. I don’t think he or Salman knew that I was standing very close by and could hear every word. For a second, I remained shocked, but just then, I heard Salman say, ‘I am not going to do anything of that sort. If you want any pose like that, you need to ask Bhagyashree.’ I really respected Salman’s response, and that’s when I realised I was among safe people,” she said.
She further added that it will be a pleasure to work with Salman and Sooraj Barjatya once again.
'Maine Pyaar Kiya' is a 1989's musical romance film directed by Sooraj Barjatya who made his directorial debut.