India known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country as well as the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia; the Indian subcontinent was home to the urban Indus Valley Civilisation of the 3rd millennium BCE. In the following millennium, the oldest scriptures associated with Hinduism began to be composed. Social stratification, based on caste, emerged in the first millennium BCE, Buddhism and Jainism arose. Early political consolidations took place under the Gupta empires. In the medieval era, Zoroastrianism and Islam arrived, Sikhism emerged, all adding to the region's diverse culture.
Much of the north fell to the Delhi Sultanate. The economy expanded in the 17th century in the Mughal Empire. In the mid-18th century, the subcontinent came under British East India Company rule, in the mid-19th under British Crown rule. A nationalist movement emerged in the late 19th century, which under Mahatma Gandhi, was noted for nonviolent resistance and led to India's independence in 1947. In 2017, the Indian economy was the world's sixth largest by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity. Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies and is considered a newly industrialised country. However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption and inadequate public healthcare. A nuclear weapons state and regional power, it has the second largest standing army in the world and ranks fifth in military expenditure among nations. India is a federal republic governed under a parliamentary system and consists of 29 states and 7 union territories.
A pluralistic and multi-ethnic society, it is home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats. The name India is derived from Indus, which originates from the Old Persian word Hindush, equivalent to the Sanskrit word Sindhu, the historical local appellation for the Indus River; the ancient Greeks referred to the Indians as Indoi, which translates as "The people of the Indus". The geographical term Bharat, recognised by the Constitution of India as an official name for the country, is used by many Indian languages in its variations, it is a modernisation of the historical name Bharatavarsha, which traditionally referred to the Indian subcontinent and gained increasing currency from the mid-19th century as a native name for India. Hindustan is a Middle Persian name for India, it was introduced into India by the Mughals and used since then. Its meaning varied, referring to a region that encompassed northern India and Pakistan or India in its entirety; the name may refer to either the northern part of India or the entire country.
The earliest known human remains in South Asia date to about 30,000 years ago. Nearly contemporaneous human rock art sites have been found in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, including at the Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh. After 6500 BCE, evidence for domestication of food crops and animals, construction of permanent structures, storage of agricultural surplus, appeared in Mehrgarh and other sites in what is now Balochistan; these developed into the Indus Valley Civilisation, the first urban culture in South Asia, which flourished during 2500–1900 BCE in what is now Pakistan and western India. Centred around cities such as Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Kalibangan, relying on varied forms of subsistence, the civilization engaged robustly in crafts production and wide-ranging trade. During the period 2000–500 BCE, many regions of the subcontinent transitioned from the Chalcolithic cultures to the Iron Age ones; the Vedas, the oldest scriptures associated with Hinduism, were composed during this period, historians have analysed these to posit a Vedic culture in the Punjab region and the upper Gangetic Plain.
Most historians consider this period to have encompassed several waves of Indo-Aryan migration into the subcontinent from the north-west. The caste system, which created a hierarchy of priests and free peasants, but which excluded indigenous peoples by labeling their occupations impure, arose during this period. On the Deccan Plateau, archaeological evidence from this period suggests the existence of a chiefdom stage of political organisation. In South India, a progression to sedentary life is indicated by the large number of megalithic monuments dating from this period, as well as by nearby traces of agriculture, irrigation tanks, craft traditions. In the late Vedic period, around the 6th century BCE, the small states and chiefdoms of the Ganges Plain and the north-western regions had consolidated into 16 major oligarchies and monarchies that were known as the mahajanapadas; the emerging urbanisation gave rise to non-Vedic religious movements, two of which became independent religions. Jainism came into prominence during the life of Mahavira.
Buddhism, based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha, attracted followers from all social classes excepting the middle
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia. Its member states include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. SAARC comprises 3% of the world's area, 21% of the world's population and 3.8% of the global economy, as of 2015. SAARC was founded in Dhaka on 8 December 1985, its secretariat is based in Nepal. The organization promotes development of regional integration, it launched the South Asian Free Trade Area in 2006. SAARC maintains permanent diplomatic relations at the United Nations as an observer and has developed links with multilateral entities, including the European Union; the idea of co-operation in South Asia was discussed in at least three conferences: the Asian Relations Conference held in New Delhi on April 1947. In the ending years of the 1970s, the seven inner South Asian nations that included Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed upon the creation of a trade bloc and to provide a platform for the people of South Asia to work together in a spirit of friendship and understanding.
President Ziaur Rahman addressed official letters to the leaders of the countries of the South Asia, presenting his vision for the future of the region and the compelling arguments for region. During his visit to India in December 1977, Rahman discussed the issue of regional cooperation with the Indian Prime Minister, Morarji Desai. In the inaugural speech to the Colombo Plan Consultative Committee which met in Kathmandu in 1977, King Birendra of Nepal gave a call for close regional cooperation among South Asian countries in sharing river waters. After the USSR's intervention in Afghanistan, the efforts to establish the union was accelerated in 1979 and the resulting rapid deterioration of South Asian security situation. Responding to Rahman and Birendra's convention, the officials of the foreign ministries of the seven countries met for the first time in Colombo in April 1981; the Bangladeshi proposal was promptly endorsed by Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives but India and Pakistan were sceptical initially.
The Indian concern was the proposal's reference to the security matters in South Asia and feared that Rahman's proposal for a regional organisation might provide an opportunity for new smaller neighbours to re-internationalise all bilateral issues and to join with each other to form an opposition against India. Pakistan assumed that it might be an Indian strategy to organise the other South Asian countries against Pakistan and ensure a regional market for Indian products, thereby consolidating and further strengthening India's economic dominance in the region. However, after a series of diplomatic consultations headed by Bangladesh between South Asian U. N. representatives at the UN headquarters in New York, from September 1979 to 1980, it was agreed that Bangladesh would prepare the draft of a working paper for discussion among the foreign secretaries of South Asian countries. The foreign secretaries of the inner seven countries again delegated a Committee of the Whole in Colombo on September 1981, which identified five broad areas for regional cooperation.
New areas of co-operation were added in the following years. In 1983, the international conference held in Dhaka by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the foreign ministers of the inner seven countries adopted the Declaration on South Asian Association Regional Cooperation and formally launched the Integrated Programme of Action in five agreed areas of cooperation namely, Agriculture; the union was established in Dhaka with Kathmandu being union's secretariat-general. The first SAARC summit was held in Dhaka on 7–8 December 1985 and hosted by the President of Bangladesh Hussain Ershad; the declaration signed by King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuk, President of Pakistan Zia-ul-Haq, Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, King of Nepal Birendra Shah, President of Sri Lanka JR Jayewardene, President of Maldives Maumoon Gayoom. Economic data is sourced from the International Monetary Fund, current as of April 2015, is given in US dollars; the member states are Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
SAARC was founded by seven states in 1985. In 2005, Afghanistan began negotiating their accession to SAARC and formally applied for membership on the same year; the issue of Afghanistan joining SAARC generated a great deal of debate in each member state, including concerns about the definition of South Asian identity because Afghanistan is a Central Asian country. The SAARC member states imposed a stipulation for Afghanistan to hold a general election. Despite initial reluctance and internal debates, Afghanistan joined SAARC as its eighth member state in April 2007. States with observer status include Australia, the European Union, Japan, Myanmar, South Korea and the United States. On 2 August 2006, the foreign ministers of the SAARC countries agreed in principle to grant observer status to three applicants. On 4 March 2007, Iran requested observer status, followed shortly by Mauritius. Myanmar has expressed interest in upgrading its status from an observer to a full member of SAARC. Russia has applied for observer status membership of SAARC.
Turkey applied for observer status membership of SAARC in 2012. South Africa
Noorie is a 1979 Indian Hindi romance film produced by Yash Chopra, directed by Manmohan Krishna. The film stars Poonam Dhillon, Madan Puri and Iftekhar; the film's music is by the lyrics by Jan Nisar Akhtar. The film was a "Super-Hit" and the seventh highest-grossing film at the Indian box office in 1979, it was an overseas hit in China, where it released in 1981, became one of the most successful Indian films in China at the time, along with Awaara and Caravan. Noorie lives in the Bhaderwah valleys with her father, Ghulam Nabi and her dog Khairoo, she has a boyfriend Yusuf, they decide to get married, the date is decided and preparations begin, but fate had something else in store. Another villager, Bashir Khan takes a liking to Noorie and approaches Noorie's father for her hand, to which Ghulam Nabi refuses. An angry Bashir Khan arranges the murder of Gulam Nabi, through his men, using a falling tree; the marriage is suspended, few months when the marriage preparations are back on, a few days before the marriage, Bashir Khan, who happens to be Yusuf's boss sends him on an errand out of town.
While Yusuf is out of town, Bashir Khan rapes her. Noorie commits suicide and Yusuf gets to know that it all happened because of Bashir, so he runs behind him to kill him, followed by Khairoo, they end up into a physical fight and Yusuf gets shot by Bashir. As Bashir runs back, he finds Khairoo there, who kills Bashir. Yusuf runs to the place where Noorie's body dies there. At the end they both are unite with each other. Farooque Shaikh as Yusuf Fakir Mohammed Poonam Dhillon as Noorie Nabi Madan Puri as Lala Karamchand Iftekhar as Ghulam Nabi Padma Khanna as Courtesan Gita Siddharth as Karamchand's daughter-in-law Javed Khan as Faulad Khan Bharat Kapoor as Basheer Khan Avtar Gill as Basheer's friend Manmohan Krishna as Saiji The following tracks were composed by Khayyam, with lyrics by Jan Nisar Akhtar, Naqsh Lyallpuri and Majrooh Sultanpuri. Noorie on IMDb Noorie at Yash Raj Films
Juhi Chawla is an Indian actress, film producer, the winner of the 1984 Miss India beauty pageant. Predominantly working in Hindi cinema, she has appeared in Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu language films. One of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses of the late 1980s and 1990s, Chawla is the recipient of several accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, she vivacious on-screen persona. Chawla made her acting debut in 1986 with Sultanat, received wider public recognition with the successful tragic romance Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, where she became the inaugural winner of the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year, she rose to prominence by starring in a number of box-office hits, including the family drama Swarg, the thriller Pratibandh, the romance Bol Radha Bol, the romantic comedy Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. She went on to establish herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema by starring in consecutive top grossing films, garnering appreciation for her roles as a bar dancer in the action thriller Lootere, a sacrificing woman in the romance Aaina, a South Indian in the romantic comedy Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, a victimized woman in the romantic thriller Darr.
Chawla achieved further success by featuring as the female lead in several box office successes, including Naajayaz, Ram Jaane, Deewana Mastana, Yes Boss and Arjun Pandit. In the 21st century, Chawla began working with independent filmmakers in art-house projects, garnering critical acclaim for her work in Jhankaar Beats, 3 Deewarein, My Brother Nikhil, Bas Ek Pal, I Am, Gulaab Gang and Chalk n Duster. In addition to film acting, Chawla has featured as a talent judge for the third season of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, she has participated in several stage shows and concert tours, has engaged in philanthropic activities. Chawla is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. Since 1995 she has been married to industrialist Jay Mehta. Juhi Chawla was born on 13 November 1967 and raised in Ambala, India, her father was an officer of the Indian Revenue Service. She completed her schooling at Fort Convent School and graduated from Sydenham College, Mumbai.
Chawla was the winner of the Miss India title in 1984. She won the Best Costume Award at the Miss Universe contest in 1984, she is an accomplished dancer. In an interview for the talk show Baaje Payal, she mentioned having learned Kathak for three years and regretted giving it up as it could have helped her in her career as an actress, she is an accomplished classical singer with six years training. Chawla ventured into films with the 1986 Sultanat but it turned out to be a commercial failure, she went on to act in the Kannada classic Premaloka, directed by Ravichandran in 1987. The film became a blockbuster upon its release and Chawla's performance was well received by both critics and audiences, she starred opposite Prosenjit Chatterjee in two films. Her first major role in Bollywood was in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988, in which she starred with Aamir Khan; the film, a modern-day adaption of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, became both a major critical and commercial success. A film critic wrote: "Juhi Chawla shows that she's here to stay.
Not only is she vivacious but she, in a wonderfully subtle way, displays Rashmi's innocence and determination. It's no surprise that since Aamir and Juhi have been popular for their on-screen chemistry." Another critic wrote ``, this film is a classic more because of Juhi. Her charm and charisma including her "next-door girl" image created a phenomenon in India, it won the Filmfare Best Movie Award, Chawla became the first actress to win the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and received her first nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award. The film has since attained cult status, with the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama crediting it as a "pathbreaking and trendsetting film" for Indian cinema. In 1990, she starred in Pratibandh, a box office success and her performance was lauded by critics, as written: "Most of Juhi Chawla's sequences are worth the watch just for her terrific performance, she is superb as Shanti, a toy seller who finds herself charged with murder." She received her second nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award for the film.
Her other release of the year was the family drama Swarg alongside Rajesh Khanna and Govinda, that marked her first of many collaborations with David Dhawan and Govinda. The film was one of the highest grossers of the year. In 1992, she appeared in Bol Radha Bol alongside Rishi Kapoor, for which she received her third Filmfare nomination for best actress. A critic wrote "Juhi was as perfect; as a simple village belle with feisty nature she was just lovely to look at, after getting a sexy make-over in the second part there was still beautiful innocence to her. Her comic timing was spot on as always"; that year, she appeared in Aziz Mirza's comedy Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, the film was her first of many collaborations with Shah Rukh Khan. The film was a success at the box office and garnered immense praise for the performances and the chemistry of the lead actors. A critic stated: "Juhi Chawla as a normal middle-class working. She's got guts to charm everyone by
Karma (1986 film)
Karma is a 1986 Indian action film directed by Subhash Ghai and featuring an ensemble cast including Dilip Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Dara Singh and Anupam Kher. The film reunites Subhash Ghai and Dilip Kumar after the success of their last film together Vidhaata; the film marked the first time Dilip Kumar was paired with veteran actress Nutan. The film was a huge success at box office Rana Vishwa Pratap Singh is an ex-high ranking police officer, in charge of a jail that reforms criminals. One day he is informed that the head of a major terrorist organisation "Dr Dang" has been captured and will be secretly held in his prison due to its remote location. On arrival at the prison Dang states, he makes it clear that through bribes and favours he will be released shortly. The following day Dang assaults a prison warden during an argument about the condition of his cell. On hearing this, Singh goes to Dang's cell and slaps him, insulting in Indian culture.
Dang vows to take revenge on Singh. While Singh is away, Dang's army locates the prison and frees him, they set about destroying the prison and killing everyone including Singh's family who reside nearby. However, Singh's wife is spared. After a period of mourning, Singh decides to embark on a mission to bring Dang and his terrorist organisation to justice. Singh's plan is to train the members of which will be selected from death row, he believes the offer of freedom will motivate the prisoners to swap a life of crime for one of honor. The mission is approved by the Indian government and Singh recruits Baiju Thakur, Johnny/Gyaneshwar, a former terrorist Khairuddin Chishti. Under the guise of being forest rangers and his recruits set up base near the Indian border, where they believe Dr. Dang's compound is located, they are joined by Singh's friend Dharma. Singh and his soldiers form a strong family bond during their training. Baiju and Johnny make several attempts to elope; each time they are recaptured by Singh who reminds them that they can either continue with the mission or return to death row.
Khairuddin pleads with Singh to let Johnny leave as he believes they have been reformed. Singh is not pleased and reminds Khairuddin that he granted them life on the basis that they would fight to the end; as far as he is concerned they are here to complete the mission only. The mission takes a setback when Singh is shot by the terrorists whilst protecting his three soldiers who are locked in a nearby building. Singh is placed on life support; the three soldiers realise they need to complete the mission for Singh. They receive intelligence on the exact location of Dr. Dang's compound, which they infiltrate. With the help of hostages who have been held captive by the terrorists, they set about destroying the compound and killing the terrorists, it soon becomes apparent that the destruction of the guarded ammunition centre is the only way the terrorists organisation can be defeated. Khairuddin hatches a plan that involves driving a truck filled with explosives into the heart of the building. Baiju and Johnny argue that the plan is too dangerous and they would all be killed in the process.
However, Khairuddin wants to sacrifice himself so that his friends can enjoy their new-found freedom. Baiju and Johnny are forcibly removed off the truck by Khairuddin, who goes on to destroy the ammunition centre at the cost of his life. Johnny and Baiju return to the main compound and kill the remaining terrorists, bringing the battle to its conclusion. Singh, having made a swift recovery, joins the battle and kills Dr. Dang thus completing the mission; the two surviving soldiers are awarded bravery medals and a posthumous award is granted to Khairuddin. Singh and the two soldiers form a long-lasting friendship. Karma on IMDb
Yash Raj Chopra was an Indian director and film producer who worked in Hindi films. The founding chairman of the film production and distribution company Yash Raj Films, Chopra is the recipient of several awards, including six National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards, he is considered among the best Indian filmmakers. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001, the Padma Bhushan in 2005. British Academy of Film and Television Arts presented him with a lifetime membership, making him the first Indian to receive the honour. Chopra began his career as an assistant director to I. S. Johar and his elder brother, B. R. Chopra, he made his directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959, a melodrama about illegitimacy, followed it with the social drama Dharmputra. Chopra rose to prominence after directing thr commercially and critically successful drama, which pioneered the concept of ensemble casts in Bollywood. In 1971, he founded his own production company, Yash Raj Films, whose first production was Daag, a successful melodrama about a polygamous man.
His success continued in the seventies, with some of Indian cinema's most successful and iconic films, including the action thriller Deewaar, which established Amitabh Bachchan as the leading actor in Bollywood. This was followed by a period of professional setback from the late 1970s to 1989. In 1989, Chopra directed the commercially and critically successful cult film Chandni, which became instrumental in ending the era of violent films in Bollywood and returning to musicals, he followed it with the cult classic Lamhe in 1991, considered by critics and Chopra himself to be his best work, but underperformed at the box office. After helming the critically panned Parampara, Chopra directed the commercially successful psychological thriller Darr, the first of his films to star Shah Rukh Khan. Chopra directed all starring Khan, he died of dengue fever during Jab Tak Hai Jaan's production in 2012. Chopra was born on 27 September 1932 in Rahon, British India, into a Punjabi Hindu family in British India.
His father was an accountant in the PWD division of the British Punjab administration. He was the youngest of eight children, the oldest of whom was 30 years his senior; the eminent film-maker BR Chopra is one of his brothers. Chopra was brought up in the Lahore house of his second brother, BR Chopra a film journalist. Chopra went to Jalandhar in 1945 to continue his education, studied at Doaba College, Jalandhar, he moved to Ludhiana in Punjab after the Partition. He sought to pursue a career in engineering, his passion for film-making led him to travel to Bombay, where he worked as an assistant director to I. S. Johar, for his director-producer brother, Baldev Raj Chopra. Chopra received his first directorial opportunity in 1959 with the social drama Dhool Ka Phool, produced by his elder brother B. R. Chopra and starring Mala Sinha, Rajendra Kumar and Leela Chitnis; the film revolved around a Muslim bringing up an "illegitimate" Hindu child. The film became the fourth highest-grossing film of the year.
Encouraged by their success, the Chopras made Dharmputra. It was one of the first films to depict the Partition of Hindu fundamentalism; the film marked the debut of Shashi Kapoor in a fledged role and was awarded with the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Theatrical screenings of the film were disrupted by violent demonstrations in response to its raw depiction of the partition riots and related sloganeering and hence became a box office flop. Chopra avoided making political films after that. Chopra's collaboration with his brother continued in the form of the 1965 film Waqt, which featured an ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Balraj Sahni, Madan Puri, Sharmila Tagore, Achala Sachdev and Rehman; the film became a critical success. It is acknowledged as a "found film" of the "found" genre. Setting many other trends, it was one of Indian cinema's first multi-starrers, a mode which became popular among the producers during the 1970s, it began the now obligatory style of depicting wealth and social class.
Chopra received his first Filmfare Best Director Award for the film. In 1969, Chopra directed two movies produced by his brother; the first was the Chopra film to feature Dharmendra in the lead. It was an average grosser, he directed Ittefaq, a suspense movie based on a Gujarati play, depicting the events of a single night, with Rajesh Khanna in the lead role. Shot in a month and on a low budget, the film was deemed unusual by critics, it one of the first Hindi films which did not have any songs or an interval. It was declared a semi-hit at the box office and won Chopra another Filmfare award for best director. In 1971, Chopra founded the independent Yash Raj Films, terminating his creative collaboration with his brother, his first independently produced film, Daag: A Poem of Love, a melodrama about a man with two wives, with Rajesh Khanna in the lead role, was a great success and Chopra won his third Filmfare Award for Best Director for the film. He directed a number of classic cult films starring Amitabh Bachchan and scripted by Salim-Javed, notably Deewaar and Trishul, which were great hits and remain popular today.
These films set the trend for the late
Naam (1986 film)
Naam is a 1986 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Nutan, Kumar Gaurav, Sanjay Dutt, Poonam Dhillon, Amrita Singh and Paresh Rawal. The film is regarded a milestone in the careers of Paresh Rawal and Sanjay Dutt. Naam proved to be a blockbuster at the Indian box office, playing for over a year at a majority of India's cinemas and stands as the eighth-highest-grossing Hindi film of the 1980s decade grossing ₹305 million; the soundtrack for the movie contributed to its huge success. "Chithi Aayi Hai" was selected as one of the 100 songs of the millennium by BBC Radio worldwide. Janki Kapoor and her two sons Ravi Kapoor and Vicky Kapoor come from a poor family, have difficulties making ends meet. To add to this burden, the family has to consider the waywardness of Vicky, always getting into trouble with the law. Ravi, on the other hand, is a hard-working, responsible son who earns for the family, but makes sacrifices for Vicky. Vicky is determined to get a job in Dubai as he has heard of thousands of Indians making a successful living there.
Ravi arranges for the money to go to Dubai. Once in Dubai, the Kapoors receive no word from him. Vicky has encountered problems in Dubai, as he was cheated out of a job and his visa was obtained fraudulently. In order to remain in Dubai, he must work for ruthless international smuggler Rana, must earn his keep or be turned over to the authorities, which leads to Vicky's death by Police with Ravi watching and brothers consoling each other while the film ends. Bhatt and Dutt were both lauded as award favorites by many critics upon release of the film, but neither could be awarded any that year since no award ceremony took place in 1986 and 1987 due to security and technical issues. Sanjay Dutt as Vicky Kapoor Kumar Gaurav as Ravi Kapoor Nutan as Janki Kapoor Poonam Dhillon as Seema Rai Amrita Singh as Rita Paresh Rawal as Rana Rakesh Roshan as Himself Akash Khurana as Aftab Ahmed Ram Mohan as Babu Pakett Ashutosh Gowariker as Jai Singh Kalewar Mohan Sherry as Narayan Purnima Gurbachchan Singh as Narayan's man Ghanshyam Rohera as Mr. Ghanshyam Shehnaz Anand as Mrs. Neetu Ghanshyam Rita Rani Kaul as Mrs. Saira A. Ahmed Naam on IMDb