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Did you know? Not Tabu, Madhuri Dixit was the first choice for Hum Saath-Saath Hain

The film starred Mohnish Bahl, Tabu, Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Alok Nath, and Reema Lagoo.

Did you know? Not Tabu, Madhuri Dixit was the first choice for Hum Saath-Saath Hain
Madhuri Dixit was to play Tabu's part in Hum Saath-Saath Hain
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Last Updated: 09.13 AM, Nov 26, 2022

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A timeless movie from the yesteryear, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, emphasizes family values. The film starred Mohnish Bahl, Tabu, Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Alok Nath, and Reema Lagoo, and it was written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya. When the 1999 movie first came out, it was a smash and featured seven elaborate songs. Rajshri Productions produced the movie Hum Saath-Saath Hain, which had a large number of supporting roles in addition to the lead characters. 

But did you know that Madhuri Dixit was first offered a role in the film? Keep reading to know the details. 

Tabu's part was earlier offered to another actress. Madhuri Dixit was supposed to play Sadhana in Hum Saath-Saath Hain, according to IMDb. According to a Rediff.com article, Madhuri Dixit, the reigning queen of the 1990s, declined the role because she did not want to portray Salman and Saif's sister-in-law. Later, Tabu took over the role of the responsible elder daughter-in-law.

“There is a scene in the film where Salman touches Tabu’s feet and he hugs Tabu. So there has to be this bhabhi-devar feeling between the two. But if you put me in Tabu’s place and visualise Salman touching my feet… I think people would have hooted in the theatres. And I think it’s right… because of HAHK, which was a love story between Salman and me,” Madhuri said.

On the other hand, Aishwarya Rai reportedly had an offer for a part in the movie as well, but she was unable to accept it. Despite the actors' rejections, Sooraj Barjatya was able to assemble a fantastic team and produce an excellent movie for the audience.

Although it would have been out sooner, Hum Saath-Saath Hain was only released in November 1999. The movie's composer, Raamlakshman, wasn't sure he could do the justice and that writer-director Sooraj Barjatya had to work very hard to convince the musician to collaborate on the movie. Raamlakshman had to create around 27 tunes, of which seven were ultimately used. The majority of the songs were hits.

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