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Sooraj Barjatya pays tribute to Mughal-E-Azam by recreating the Sheesh Mahal in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 8 August 2015, 13:43 IST

The film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has two film history points to its name. One: It marks the comeback of Sooraj Barjatya to direction nine years after he directed Shahid Kapoor in Vivah. And two: It marks the return of the iconic Salman Khan-Sooraj Barjatya combo that was so popular in the '90s.

Now shooting the climax of the film in Karjat, Barjatya has recreated a Sheesh Mahal similar to the one that was constructed for Dilip Kumar's Mughal-E-Azam.

"I have always been inspired, awed and overwhelmed by Mughal-e-Azam, a film that has fuelled my imagination as a writer and director. Everything about this film is iconic and we have tried to pay homage to this cult classic in our film. The Sheesh Mahal plays a very intrinsic role in the plot of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. How Salman and the Sheesh Mahal are connected will be revealed when the film releases in November."

For Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Salman trained in fencing and sword fighting because, unlike Sooraj Barjatya films of the past, this one has action. He plays a double role for the first time in 18 years (after Judwaa) and stars alongside Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepak Dobriyal.

Checkout the stills from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo:

Sheesh Mahal in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Image
First published: 8 August 2015, 13:43 IST
 
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Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.

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