The cult status of Subhash Ghai’s ‘Khalnayak’- Ayushmann Khurrana, Dulquer Salmaan, Rajkummar Rao, and more Celebrities Revisit

Subhash Ghai and Radio Nasha are all set to host the exclusive premiere of ‘Khalnayak,’ which will mark the film’s 30th anniversary.

The brainchild of legendary filmmaker Subhash Ghai, ‘Khalnayak’ became a cultural phenomenon upon its initial release. The grasping narrative, mesmerizing performances, and legendary music made it a true cinematic masterpiece. One of the highlights of ‘Khalnayak’ was undoubtedly, the electrifying chemistry between Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit. Their pairing on-screen, sizzled with intensity, gave birth to a evergreen romance that has left an ineradicable mark on the Indian cinema. Their breathtaking performances gave life into their characters which made them the talk of the town.

Amid the many unforgettable scenes in the film, ‘Choli Mein Peeche Kya Hai’ stands out for itself as it was successful in moving the entire nation. Madhuri Dixit’s flawless dance moves along with the catchy beats of the song created a frenzy that is still remembered and loved by the audience. The song became a sensation, sparking discussions, and of course, leaving an everlasting impact on the Indian pop culture. Even after 30 years, the song remains synonymous with ‘Khalnayak’ and continues to ignite the same excitement among fans.

On the 4th of September this year, Radio Nasha, the ultimate destination for retro music and entertainment, in association with Subhash Ghai, are going to host the exclusive premiere event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the film. The premiere will be attended by the film’s esteemed cast and crew, which will offer their fans a chance to catch up with their favorite stars and relive the memories associated with this iconic film.

The impact of movie ‘Khalnayak’ goes beyond its initial release date and year, as contemporary celebrities like Rohit Shetty, Ayushmann Khurrana, Dulquer Salmaan, and Rajkummar Rao have all publicly expressed their adulation for this masterpiece of Subhash Ghai.

Rohit Shetty added, “Still recall, how amazed we were to see the film. I have never missed any of Subhash Sir’s films, be it Karma or Khalnayak for that matter. He is one of my favourite directors. A villain was celebrated for the first time in Bollywood, we were in awe!”

Rajkumar Rao further added, “The scene wherein Ballu (Sanjay Dutt) announces his arrival is just super-iconic.” Whereas, Dulquer Salmaan and Gulshan Devaiah unanimously agreed that ‘Choli Ke peeche kya hai’ is a song that still captivates the heart!

Ayushmann Khurrana further added, “‘Choli Ke peeche kya hai’ is a cult! Uss time pe bahut bawaal hua tha gaane ko lekar but what a song it is! Ila Arun, Madhuri Dixit and Neena Gupta, they just set the screen on fire!”All these talented celebrities acknowledged how ‘Khalnayak’ played a primary role in inspiring their careers and shaping their perception of Indian cinema.

In the words of the visionary filmmaker Subhash Ghai, “As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Khalnayak,’ I am thrilled to announce that Mukta Arts is preparing to re-release this iconic film in Mukta theatre chains on September 5th. The love and support we received from the audience three decades ago were truly overwhelming, and it feels like the perfect time to bring back the magic of ‘Khalnayak’ to the big screen. On September 4th, Radio Nasha will host a grand premiere with the esteemed cast, making the journey down memory lane even more special. ‘Khalnayak’ holds a special place in my heart, and I can’t wait for audiences to experience its power once again.”


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