The Hindi film industry has always been in the news for producing some of the most iconic films. They have made films on diverse topics that received a massive response from the audience. Some of these films have received cult status, and people have even attached so much emotion to them. One such hit film is Baghban. Baghban is one of the most popular family films in the history of Bollywood. The film was directed by Ravi Chopra and starred Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in the lead roles. It was released in 2003 and left an indelible mark on the audience. Recently, during an interview, one of the actors in the film talked about the impact that the film had on people.
Baghban is an emotional tale of an elderly couple, played by Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini, who have been married for 40 years. After the character of Amitabh Bachchan retires, they reunite with their four sons to discuss who will support them. None of the sons want to take care of both parents, which causes both of them to live separately. The film created a storm among the audience, and the makers revealed that many people were affected by it.
During an interview, Samir Soni, who played one of the sons, revealed that the Baghban changed the outlook of parents among people. Suddenly, every child became a villain. He added that after the release of the film, he was once talking to an insurance company, which revealed that the number of insurances among the elderly increased after Baghban. Many elderly parents wanted to secure their future and hence decided to take out insurance.
He also revealed that once an elderly couple came up to him and scolded him for not treating Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini right in the film.
Apart from the leads, the film also starred Aman Verma, Samir Soni, Saahil Chaddha, and Nasir Khan as sons. The film also starred Salman Khan in a cameo. The film was made on a budget of Rs 10 crore and went on to earn around Rs 41 crore at the box offic