Salman Khan being a new comer that time wasn't given much respect on the sets by assistants. As the scene would complete nobody would even pull a chair for him. Salman Khan then told Mohnish Behl that a day would come when the chair would come automatically to him.
The film established careers of Salman Khan,Monish Bahl,Reema Lagoo,& Laxmikanth Berde who became big names in bollywood.
Bhagyashree refused to do any kissing scenes for the film as she was from a very conservative family. Her father allowed her to wear only churidars. For the first time in her life she had to wear jeans and a one piece dress in the film.
Bhagyashree got married during the shooting of the film against the wishes of her parents. Salman and Sooraj attended her wedding.
Laxmikanth Berde who was a big name in Marathi film industry made his debut with the film and became one of the best comedians of 90s who could be seen in most of the films as a lead comedian.
When Salman Khan and Mohnish Behl had to to see the film in theater's.Chandini was celebrating 25 weeks and Mohnish Behl felt that Maine Pyar Kiya wont work alongside long running Chandini.But when the film started people started throwing coins on screen and Mohnish Behl said that Salman Khan's stardom has begun.
Costumes and props used in the films became so popular that they went on sale as merchandise - like the cap that read 'FRIEND.
Mohnish Bahl whose acting career as a hero wasn't' taking off had decided to quit acting and learn flying. He had got his flying license when good friend Salman Khan who had landed the lead role recommended his name to Rajshri Productions and asked him to audition. The rest is history.
Maine Pyar Kiya released one and a half years after Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. People thought Aamir Khan and Salman Khan were brothers until Salman Khan cleared the confusion in an interview.
Though Salman debuted with Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), This was his official break, and he became an overnight star with this film.
Yusuf Khan son Faraaz Khan was signed for Salman Khan's role. After falling seriously ill he was later replaced.
The film was dubbed in English as When Love Calls. It was the biggest hit in the Caribbean market at Guyana and also dominated the box-office collections at Trinidad and Tobago.It was also dubbed as Te Amo in Spanish.
Nutan wasn't keen that her son Mohnish Bahl play a villain in Maine Pyar Kiya as he had played positive roles until then. She was on good terms with the Barjatyas and asked if Mohnish could fit into another role. The Barjatyas assured her that Mohnish's character was well-etched and would be remembered for long. The film became a turning point for Mohnish.
After Salman Khan signed the film he recommend Mohnish Bahl's name to Barjatyas. Then was no looking back after that, Mohnish went on to become one of the most popular villains of 90s. Parvin Dastur was picked from an English play that Sooraj Barjatya happened to watch.
Lata mangesjkar recorded all her songs in one day as next day to going abroad for concert tour.
Reema Lagoo and Salman Khan worked together for the first time.In 90s and early 2000 their pair was very popular as mother and son.
Sooraj Barjatya devoted ten months to write Maine Pyar Kiya screenplay. He took six months to write the first half and four months to write the second half.
SoorajjBarjatya tested Shabina Dutt for the lead actress role. Shabina Dutt failed the screen test and Sooraj Barjatya asked her if she could suggest any actor for the lead.She suggested Salman Khan with whom, she had done an ad film.
Deepak Tijori claimed that Sooraj Barjatya signed him for the film but later dropped him for Salman Khan. Deepak said Sooraj had to pick a performer, which was him, or a good looker which was Salman. Sooraj picked Salman over Deepak due to his handsome looks. Deepak mentioned that Sooraj said he could train Salman to act, but couldn't do anything with Deepak's non hero looks.
The title song was lifted from Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" and the song "Aaya Mausam Dosti Ka" was lifted from "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora.
When Sooraj Barjatya was suggested the name of Salman Khan for Maine Pyar Kiya he was very tense about doing justice to the son of the biggest writer in bollywood.
Until Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge came along in 1995, MPK held the record for the maximum Filmfare Awards, winning seven out of 13 nominations. DDLJ took over with 10 wins. The record is currently held by Gully boy, with 13 wins.
Actress Pervin Dastur was picked from the Mumbai theater scene to play the Vampy Seema. She only appeared in one other film, 1997's little known Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein.
The first scene that was filmed was the one between Salman and his father, played by Rajeev Verma, in the office. Filming took place in Mumbai and Ooty.
Deep Raja Rana also auditioned for the role of Salman Khan.26 years later he played the character of Salman Khan's bodyguard in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
Raghu and Babli popular dancer's in 70s and 80s danced to the title song Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate.
Ajit Vachnani played Mama (Mother's Brother) to Mohnish Behl.They later played the same relationship in other two Sooraj Barjatya's hits Hum Aapke Hain Kaun 1994 and Hum Saath Saath Hain 1999.
Director/writer Sooraj Barjatya's father Rajkumar Barjatya suggested the story of Maine Pyar Kiya.
Rajshree Productions had always made small budget films. In 1983/84 Tarachand Bharjatya had launched a big film titled Aadmi Bhool Jata Hai, starring Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim & Padmini Kolhapure in the lead. But the idea was dropped when dealing with star egos and dates became a huge constraint. The Rajshrees went back to making small budget film until MPK came along.
Hip Hop artiste King Syze sampled the song " Kabootar Jaa" for his song " Haters Beware" featuring Planetary.
Sooraj Barjatya had improved the sound system of many cinema halls before the release of the film from Dolby sound to 4 track stereo sound.Sholay 1975 was the last film before Maine Pyar Kiya where in the sound system of cinema halls were changed for last time.
Ye Hawaain Ye Baarish - Sachche Ka Bolbala B. Mohabbat Ki Pehli Ek Nazar Mein - Jaan Ki Kasam (Nadeem Shrawans first offering after the success of Ashiqui. Sameer lifted the wordings too 'I just called to say I love you'. It was later sampled in Maine Pyar Kiya song "Aate Jaate
Dil De Ke Dard-e-Mohabbat Liya Hai" in MAINE PYAR KIYA (1989) and "Hum To Tere Aashiq Hain Sadiyon Purane" from FARZ (1967).
Model Shabana Dutt recommended Salman Khan to Sooraj Barjatya. She was later considered for the lead role of Anmol when it was being planned in 1990. At the time it was titled "Love Birds ( SweetHeart) and no male lead was signed. Later Jugal and Pratibha were signed and dropped.
At the 35th Filmfare Awards held in 1990, it received seven Filmfare Awards from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best Film, Best Music Director, Best Male Debut, Best Female Debut, Best Music Director, Best Male Playback Singer and Best Lyricist.
Laxmikanth Berde made his debut in Hindi films but he was already a star in Marathi films his Marathi fans created a poster for the film saying Lakshya Hindii Mein which means Lakshya now in Hindi films.
Sooraj Barjatya went to Bhageshree's house end number of times to convince her to do the role.
Music director Raam Laxman had also dubbed the music for its English and Spanish version.
The only film to win 3 awards in the music category- Best Music Director, Best Playback Singer and Best Lyricist.
Posters of Rajshri films earlier hits Agent Vinod 1977 and Dhulan Wohi Jo PiyaMan Bahen 1977 were scene in background during a few scenes.
Rhytum House a popular music store in Bombay would display its ten best selling audio cassettes on the showroom display in the history of Hindi cinema it was the first time that the audio cassettes of same film were on display number 1 & 2 first being songs of the film and second being film's dialog.
Salman Khan was nervous to give his first short with Laxmikanth Berde even though he was making his debut and Salman Khan was one film old.The reason was Laxmikanrh Berde was already a superstar in Marathi films.
Film was released alongside big film Aag Ka Gola on 29 December 1989.But Aag Ka Gola flopped at the box office.
Prior to the film's production it was said that Rasjshri productions was running into financial losses and was in the verge of shutting down.
The dubbed English version "When Love Calls" was released theatrically in Canada in 1996. This was due to huge public demand. It was played at Indian theater's that showed Bollywood movies.
Faraaz Khan was signed for the role of Prem Choudhary. But few days before the shoot he was seriously ill with jaundice and was replaced by Salman Khan.
Mohnish Bahl auditioned with the line Ek Ladka Ladki Kabhi Dost Nahi Ho Sakte for which he got selected for the film.
Rajkumar Barjatya had promised Nutan that one day he will cast Mohnish Bahl in a positive character which then happened with Hum Aapke Hain Kaun 1994.But Nutan didn't live to see that day as she succumbed to cancer in 1991.
Nutan had a conversation with Rajkumar Barjatya regarding her son Mohnish Bahl negative character after which he was selected.The conversation was unknown to Mohnish Bahl until he started shooting for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun 1994.Itvwas such that don't punish my son for being my son.
Mohnish Bahl got selected for the film.But Barjatya's were insecure of casting him in negative role being son of legendary actress Nutan and needed a clearance from her.
While shooting for the film Mohnish Bahl was still taking lessons of flying as he didn't knew weather his career would take up after the film.As he was out of work for past two and half years before signing the film.
Actor Salman Khan had revealed that he went jobless for six months after this hit film.
After Maine Pyar Kiya year 1989 director Sooraj Bharjatya worked with Salman Khan together for another 26 years. In year 2015, their last release was Prem Ratan Dhan Paro.
In this film Reema Lagoo first time acted as Salman Khan's mother. Then mostly films of Salman Khan acted, Reema Lagoo, played his mother.
In Maine Pyar Kiya, Mohnish Behl appeared in Special Appearance. Later the same filmmaker made ilms like Hum Apke Hai Kaun & Hum Saath Sath Hai. Reema Lagoo and Mohnish Behl were in both films as mother and elder brother respectively.
Malayalam actress Nadiya Modi was the first choice to play the leading lady in the film.
Laxmikanth Berde mentioned that apart from comedy he did emotional scenes in the film which made him get lot many offers in Hindi films as people saw him as an actor beyond comedy.
Salman Khan ignored Laxikanth Berde on the sets on the for first few days as he found from someone that he does scene additions at last minute.When they were about to shoot for a scene together Laxmikanth Berde went to Salman Khan and said why are you ignoring me if we don't interact with each other we wont get the scene right.This is how we work in Marathi industry we all actors keep a interaction with each other to get the tuning and chemistry right for a scene.They both became good friends since then and Salman Khan credits Laxmikanth Berde for the films success.
Before Maine Pyar Kiya Laxmikanth Berde was offered lot many Hindi films while he was doing Marathi films but he dint take the offers.
Rajshri productions offered the film to Laxmikanth Berde after seeing his performance in Marathi film Dhoom Dhadaka 1985.
First Marathi film Laxmikanth Berde worked was Lekh Chalali Sasarla 1984.First fin Hindi film He did was Maine Pyar Kiya 1989 coincidentally both film were silver jubilee hits and cameraman for both films was Arvind Lad.