When Rakesh Roshan was shot at by two unidentified assailants after Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai's release
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has given major hit films to the movie-goers like Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, and the superhero film Krrish. But do you know Rakesh Roshan was shot at by two unidentified assailants in 2000 after the release of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai?
It was 2000 when Rakesh Roshan introduced his son Hrithik Roshan with the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. The film had massive success and broke all the box office records. The film even featured in the Guinness World Records 2022 with the most awards won. Hrithik Roshan became an overnight sensation with that film. But after its release, two unidentified people attacked Rakesh Roshan which came as a shock to the Bollywood industry.
He was shot on January 21, 2000, near his office on Tilak Road at Santacruz West in Mumbai. The assailants fired six rounds, out of which two bullets hit him. One of the two bullets hit him in the left arm, and the other one missed him by a hairline. The two attackers left the area as he collapsed to the ground following the incident.
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According to the reports, Rakesh had been asked for a 50 percent share in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, which he had declined. After that, he started receiving threats. The reports state that Rakesh Roshan’s murderer, Sunil Gaikwad, was a suspect in 11 murder cases.
Hrithik once said that his father was burdened with debt before the film Kaho Na Pyar Hai, and he started getting extremely upset. He said Kaho Na Pyaar Hai ended up saving his father’s directing career at that point. In the past five to six years, he hasn’t had a hit film.
And now when the film worked great at the box office, the assailants demanded money and when declined, they shot at him, said Hrithik Roshan.
Recalling the incident at the Filmfare Awards 2001, Hrithik said his father who believes in doing good work was recently attacked by unknown assailants. He further said on that day he just couldn’t help but lost faith in hard work and goodness in the world.
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