Watch: Why is Salman Khan’s next titled ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’?
The moment the title of Salman Khan’s next film came out, a lot of people wondered what ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ really means. To ease everyone’s curiosity, the makers have released a video where we see film’s team breaking down the meaning of ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’.
In the video, the director reveals how he came up with the film’s unique title. Apparently, the title hit Sooraj Barjatya when he was meditating in the morning. First, Lata Mangeshkar’s ‘Ram Ratan Dhan Payo’ popped up inside Sooraj’s head and then the word ‘Prem’ hit him. So it’s a little homage to the ‘Mira Bhajan’. The director went further on and said, “That’s what love for me is, what purity for me is. Whether it’s family, whether it’s love, so the title ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ came up in pure meditation.”
Film’s lead actor, Salman Khan feels that there’s no better title for the film than ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. “There is no better title for ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ than ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,’” Salman is heard saying in the video. Whereas Himesh Reshammiya says that only a person like Sooraj can dare to title a film as ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ in today’s world.
Well, the video didn’t just reveal the meaning of the film’s title and how eventually it came up but it also reveals some fun facts. Here are 7 facts that we learnt about ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and its director from the video:
Film’s director, Sooraj Barjatya, who is making a comeback as a director on the silver screen after 9 years, originally conceived ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ back in 1993.
The filmmaker wrote the script keeping Salman Khan in mind.
Sooraj then worked on the script from 2012-2014.
Not only that, he apparently wrote over 5 drafts of ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’s script.
‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ is one tongue twister, wouldn’t you agree? But well, guess what? it took Salman 90 days to get the film’s title right! No kidding!
The world has come really far, hasn’t it? But guess what? Even in today’s techo-inspired world, the filmmaker writes the script by hand.
Apart from his love for films and writing, Sooraj also likes to narrate films. He has given over 100 narrations till date.