Salman Khan is one of the most loved actors in Bollywood became famous from Sooraj Barjatya’s film Maine Pyar Kiya. The film is considered to be one of the most iconic and loved films of Salman Khan and Bhagyashree’s career.
During an interview, Bhagyashree narrated an interesting incident. Many photographers contacted the couple soon after Maine Pyar Kiya's box office success. Bhagyashree and Salman Khan decided to work with one of the photographers.
Bhagyashree said, “There was a very popular photographer back then, who is no more. He wanted to take some not-so-complimentary photographs of Salman and me, some sort of ‘hot’ photographs. So, he took Salman aside and told him, ‘Main jab camera set up karunga (When I set up the camera), you just catch her and smooch her.’”.
She further said, “All of us were newcomers and this photographer thought he had the liberty to do something like that. Back then, smooching scenes were not prevalent. I don’t think he or Salman knew that I was standing very close by and could hear every word. For a second, I remained shocked, but just then, I heard Salman say, ‘I am not going to do anything of that sort. If you want any pose like that, you need to ask Bhagyashree.’ I really respected Salman’s response, and that’s when I realised I was among safe people,”
Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) was Salman's first movie as a lead and marked the acting debut of Bhagyashree. The Sooraj Barjatya directorial became one of the highest-grossing Indian films at the time. However, Bhagyashree soon announced that she is quitting the industry after just one film to marry Himalaya Dassani.