IT’S 25 YEARS OF AASHIQUI!
As the iconic movie turns 25 this year, we go down the memory lane and re-live the moments that made the cult classic
When Aashiqui was released in 1990, no one thought that the movie, starring newbies Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal, would acquire cult status for its music and the chemistry between the lead pair. Today, as the film completes 25 years, its music is still well loved. Bhushan Kumar, son of Gulshan Kumar, who had produced the film, says, “My father once gave me a cassette of love songs which he had recorded and hadn’t shared with anyone else. Every song was soulful. I still look up to these numbers when I choose love songs.” In 2013, director Mohit Suri, who was eight years old when Aashiqui released, recreated the film’s magic by making an indirect sequel. “I needed to break the image of a director who makes only erotic thrillers, so I decided to make Aashiqui 2, as the original was the most romantic film from the Bhatt camp,”cam he says.