Soraj Barjatya’s films are famous for family drama, love, music, Salman Khan and The love. The name game is something that Bollywood directors are taking very seriously.
We all know about Ekta Kapoor’s K-story and Rakesh Roshan’s story. For example, Crazy 4 was pronounced Crazy 4 in Rakesh Rohan’s films.
In the movie title, this may be a good luck charm. However, Sooraj Barjatya took it to a whole other level as he showed his passion with the name Prem.
Have you ever noticed that most of the films directed by Soraj Barjatya have a hero named Prem?
Look at the list of Bollywood actors who have played the iconic love character in Bollywood films.
1. Salman Khan
Salman Khan and Soraj Barjatya started their careers with the film Maine Pyar Kiya. The actor-director duo became a sensation in Bollywood and acted in 4 films simultaneously.
For the record, of all the films, Salman Khan’s film was titled Prem. The name Prem became so iconic for Salman Khan that he also played Prem in many other films.
At first, he was Prem Chaudhary in Maine Pyar Kiya. Then he fell in love again in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!
He later reprized Shy Prem in Hum Saath Saath Hain, and after a long 16 years, he played the role of Prem again in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Salman Khan, we should say, is the most successful of Soraj Barjatya’s films.
2. Hrithik Roshan
When Sooraj Barjatya decided to make a film Ki Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon and it lacks Salman Khan, he decided to make a film with two lovers.
In this film, Hrithik Roshan played the character of Prem Prem Kishan Mathur. The film has not performed well at the box office but fans have praised the director’s efforts.
The story revolves around Sanjana and her family, who mistake Prem Kishan for Prem Kumar. Sanjana (played by Kareena Kapoor Khan) confides in Prem Kishan that she considers him her life partner.
However, their love affair is threatened with a twist when the truth is revealed.
3. Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan plays another love character in the film as discussed above. Abhishek Bachchan is shy as Prem Kumar and exactly opposite Prem Kishan played by Hrithik Roshan.
There was not much to do for Abhishek Bachchan in the film. However, whenever he was in front of the camera, he looked decent.
Prem Kumar, played by Abhishek Bachchan, is similar to Prem played by Salman Khan in Hum Saath Saath Hain.
The film ‘Main Prem Ki Divani Hoon’ is reputed for friendship and its music. It is one of Soraj Barjatya’s commissioned films.
4. Shahid Kapoor
The film Viva is like a dream fantasy for almost everyone who is engaged and about to get married.
The film focused on building a friendship relationship between the arranged marriage and the soon-to-be-married husband. The film has tremendous songs and eye-catching sequences.
Shahid Kapoor played the cut and charming Prem in the film and Amrita Arora played Poonam in the film. The film was a big hit and became a cult in Bollywood.
Certainly, the film was made for a particular audience, but everyone loved the concept. Once again, Shahid Kapoor as Prem is one of the best performances of Shahid Kapoor’s filmography.
5. Sonu Sood
And last but not least Sonu Sood as Prem Ajmera’s Sooraj Barjatya’s Viv Ek Vivah… Aisa Bhi ‘Sonu Sood became one of Soraj Barjatya’s favorite actors who got the opportunity to play Prem in his film.
A marriage… Aisa is also the story of Chandni, who lives with her family.
He falls in love with Prem Ajmera, a rich man. On the day of their engagement, Chandni’s father dies, and she sacrifices her love to care for her siblings.
However, in the end, Prem got married in the end between Chandni’s ceremony and went to pomp on the same day that Chandni’s younger sister was getting married.
Ik Vivah … Aisa is also a romantic drama with Sonu Sood and Isha Koppikar in the lead roles. The film was written by Sooraj R. Barjatya, and directed by Kaushik Ghatak.
6. Mithun Chakraborty in our world
Back in 78, Mithun Chakraborty played the character of Prem Kumar in Hamara Sansar.
The film was directed by T. Prakash Rao did it. Nutan and Parikshit Sahni had lead roles in this family drama.
7. Ranbir Kapoor in the amazing story of Ajab Prem
Ranbir also played the iconic character in the film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. He was seen in the film alongside Katrina Kaif.
For the record, Salman Khan also made a cameo appearance in the film.
8. Ajay Devgan in All the Best
Rohit Shetty’s fun ride was the multi-starrer with All the Best Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu and Fardeen Khan.
Ajay Devgan played the role of Prem Chopra and also said that ‘Prem Naam Hai Mera Prem Chopra’.
We hope Sooraj Barjatya will do another family drama with his love characters. Till then we will wait to upgrade the list with another Prem from the films to be released in the future.