Are you a 'Prem' Deewani ?

BollyCurry is back with an interesting feature for all the Prem lovers out there. Prem means 'love' in Hindi, and consequently...

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Are you a 'Prem'- deewani? Then this is for you!
BollyCurry is back with an interesting feature for all the Prem lovers out there. Prem means 'love' in Hindi, and consequently this name has given us some of our much loved male characters in Hindi cinema.  Let's take a stride down Bollywood lane and look at some of the most popular 'Prems' of the past few decades.

Salman Khan

Who better deserves the first mention here other than the macho man himself? Starting with Prem Choudhary of Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) to the 'Love Guru' in Partner (2007), his portrayal of Prem in various films has earned him heaps of appreciation and countless deewanis around the globe.  After Maine Pyar Kiya, the actor was constantly seen as Prem in many of his films such as: Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994), Andaaz Apna Apna (1994), Judwaa (1997), Hum Saath Saath Hai (1999), Biwi No.1 (1999), Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jayein (2000), Chal Mere Bhai (2000), No Entry (2005), Partner (2007) and Marigold (2007). He was known as Rajshri Production's Prem for years, and his loyal fans still consider him as their 'ultimate Prem'.

The two actors played characters called Prem in the Sooraj Barjatya movie, Main Prem ki Diwani Hoon (2003). Hrithik portrays the character of Prem Kishen who is an employee of the American-Indian businessman Prem Kapoor, played by Abhishek Bachhan, both of whom fall in love with the same girl Sanjana (Kareena Kapoor). Unfortunately, despite its stellar star cast the film did not fare well at the box office.

The chocolate boy Shahid Kapoor was Sooraj Barjatya's next Prem in Vivah (2006), in which he was paired opposite Amrita Rao. Vivah tells the heartwarming tale of the golden period between engagement and marriage for two individuals - Prem and Poonam. The role earned Shahid a lot of praise for his acting and the film was declared a blockbuster after seven weeks of running. It was also the first Indian movie to be simultaneously released in the cinemas as well as on the production company's official site.

Sonu Sood played the role of Prem in Rajshri Productions romantic drama Ek Vivaah...Aisa Bhi (2008). The film tells the beautiful story of the sacrifice and timeless love of two individuals Prem and Chandni (Isha Koppikkar), who meet at ghazal practice and fall in love. Despite its unique storyline, and it's predecessor, the film failed to do well at the box-office.


The young heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor portrayed the role of Prem Sharma in Rajkumar Santoshi's romantic comedy Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani (2009).  Prem, a happy-go -lucky lad falls in love with Jenny (Katrina Kaif), who he later learns, is in love with her college friend Rahul (Upen Patel). Heartbroken, he hides his true feelings for her and plans to unite her with Rahul for the sake of her happiness. The film received a good response at the box-office and was the third-highest grossing film of 2009 after 3 Idiots and Love Aaj Kal.

The audience's 'prem' for Prem is evergreen but what we would like to know is who is your favorite Prem and who would you next like to see fill the beloved character's shoes?

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Posted on: 12 February 2011 at 12:12am
Salman Khan has given us the most outstanding "Prem" stories over the past two decades..yes everybody else on the list is awesome but it comes down to Salman if there ever was a Prem...Rajshri's one and only Prem...although he's past the age of giving us another Prem performance...he's had the legendary title to himself and who's the KHAn who can do a comeback like none other with Dabang...we might get to see more of Prem from him!

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Posted on: 09 February 2011 at 8:28pm
best prem is salman khan of hahk and ranbir in ajab prem ....

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Posted on: 06 February 2011 at 5:19pm
where is our king khan??man the reporter are getting losey day by day..........................

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Posted on: 06 February 2011 at 8:35am
Harshad chopda the Prem juneja Of Kis desh mein hai mera dil should be one the list the best ever Prem on the screen . Harshad chopda rocks

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Posted on: 04 February 2011 at 11:29pm
Ranbir n SalmanSalman Khan is the BEST PREM........he is just too good
n after that I think Ranbir in APKGK was also good as Prem.....<3

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Posted on: 03 February 2011 at 8:29pm

why would SRK be in the list when he's never played Prem?? seriously....that doesn't even make sense...

He's played Rahul, so if they said Rahul Deewani's then he'd be in the list, why would he be in the list for Prem :S

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Posted on: 03 February 2011 at 5:32pm
omgosh? where is srk? he's like the only original prem i can ever imagine!

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Posted on: 03 February 2011 at 4:32am
Salman the ultimate Prem!..=]

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Posted on: 02 February 2011 at 10:30pm

Truly well said :)

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Posted on: 02 February 2011 at 6:06pm
Salman Khan is the original Prem

he is and will always be Prem =]

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