GenreFamily, Musical, Romance Music directorNusrat Fateh Ali Khan CountryIndia
Release date15 August 1997 WriterHoney Irani (screenplay), Rumi Jaffery (story) SongsMeri Sanson Mein Similar moviesBobby Deol and Shammi Kapoor appear in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya and Kareeb
TaglineGrandpa and Grandma Kapoor live a wealthy life-style with their only widower son, Kailashnath and his daughter Ashi who is of marriage-able age.
Aur pyaar ho gaya
Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (English: And Love Happened) is a 1997 Indian Hindi romance film directed by Rahul Rawail and starring Bobby Deol and Aishwarya Rai. This film marked the Hindi film debut for Aishwarya Rai. The film's music was composed by the celebrated Qawwali singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who also makes a cameo appearance in the film. He died only a day after the film's release. It is loosely based on the 1994 English film Only You. The film managed to do average business at box office.
Avtar Gill ... Mr. Malhotra (Rohit Malhotra's father)
Aashif Sheikh ... Rohit Malhotra
Anupam Kher... Ashi's father
Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya revolves around a progression of love between the two protagonists, Bobby Oberoi (Bobby Deol) and Ashi (Aishwarya Rai). Ashi is a free-spirited woman, in her early twenties, who has no plans to get married soon. Her father, Kailashnath (Anupam Kher), is traditional and believes important things in life, such as marriage, should adhere to the family's customs. He expresses his desire of marriage for Ashi and tells her he has a guy picked out for her, Rohit Malhotra. Ashi gets enraged at first, and then agrees to the marriage on the condition that she be allowed to meet him anonymously and observe his character and personality. Ashi's father obliges and Ashi is soon off to Europe to meet Rohit Malhotra. Ashi pursues her search of Rohit in Switzerland.
While she is there, she meets a man who continuously teases her and happens to be staying in the room next to her. This man is Bobby Oberoi. He dotes on and flirts with her, but she doesn't reciprocate. She becomes frustrated in her failed attempts to find Rohit and Bobby over hears that she is searching for a man named Rohit Malhotra. To win Ashi's heart, Bobby lies and tells her he is Rohit.
Gradually, they fall in love and she finds out his real identity. Upon their return to India, the families meet and agree for the marriage. Bobby's mother (Beena Banerjee) is the manager of the bank where Kailashnath deposits money. The police visit the bank to investigate a recent business scandal. It turns out that Kailashnath is part of the scandal and Bobby's mother has no option but to cooperate with the police, even though it might strain relationships with her soon to be family-in-law. Subsequently, Kailashnath is arrested. For him, that was a humiliating event. He furiously cancels Ashi's marriage to Bobby. Furthermore, he arranges Ashi's marriage to Rohit. After a whole other twist to the film, it ends with Ashi marrying her soulmate.
The music for all the songs were composed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died of a sudden cardiac arrest a day after the film's official release.
Star Screen Awards
Won Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female- Aishwarya Rai