30 years ago the Bollywood movie ‘Beta’ was released. At the time of the film’s release, its lead actor Anil Kapoor’s age was about 35, while actress Madhuri Dixit’s age would have been 24. The movie exploded at the box office as soon as it was released. People liked the movie very much, the movie’s director Indra Kumar added such a tinge of romance to this family drama that the movie theater resounded with whistles and applause. The film made Anil Kapoor the ‘son’ of every household, thus Madhuri Dixit came to be called the ‘Dhak-Dhak Girl’. Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Aruna Irani, Anupam Kher, Laxmikant Berde, Akash Khurana, and Adi Irani became popular with all the actors who worked on it. Not only this, the film, made on a budget of just Rs 3 crore, grossed a gross of Rs 24 crore. If we look at today’s inflation, then this amount would have been Rs 450 crore.
In addition to winning, the Beta film was honored at many major award functions. It won five awards at the Filmfare Awards held that year. In this, they were declared Best Actor Anil Kapoor, Best Actress Madhuri Dixit, Best Supporting Actress Aruna Irani, Best Female Singer Anuradha Paudwal, Best Choreographer Saroj Khan. The song ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ from the movie received many awards. Mr. Bollywood Perfectionist Aamir Khan was also present at this ceremony. That year his movie ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ was released. The film fared better at the box office. Alongside this, critics also praised Aamir’s performance in the film. Because of this, Aamir hoped to get the title of Best Actor. But as soon as Dimple Kapadia arrived on stage, he directly announced Anil Kapoor’s name without opening the envelope.
At that time the success of the Beta movie had come amid the friendship of Anil Kapoor and Aamir Khan.
Aamir Khan found this very wrong. He was very disappointed. After this, it continued to happen to him for many years. During this, his films ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke’ and ‘Rangeela’ were released. Both movies did wonders. He also received a lot of love from the audience. But from Filmfare to IIFA, Aamir Khan didn’t get any awards. Instead, Shahrukh Khan got the Best Actor Award for ‘Baazigar’ and ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ released during the same period. After this, Aamir stopped going to the award show. Since then to date he has not been to any awards ceremony. In between, he only went to an award ceremony, but also at the invitation of Lata Mangeshkar, becoming his guest. Very few people know that the real reason Aamir Khan didn’t attend any award ceremony was Anil Kapoor and his movie ‘Beta’.
In an interview about this, Anil Kapoor had said, “I have always believed that Aamir Khan was the true deserving of the Filmfare Best Actor Award that year. Because his movie ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ was really a different, original movie, and all I can say is that everyone worked hard for the movie. I also saw this movie and I liked it very much. During this there was a Filmfare Award, where I won the award for Best Actor, but I was surprised. I won it because it was the most blockbuster at the time. Everyone appreciated my performance in this movie. When Dimple Kapadia announced my name without opening the envelope, I thought he was kidding me, but then I learned that according to the jury and the votes, the movie ‘Beta’ got the highest number of votes.
We report that in the movie ‘Beta’, Anil Kapoor has played the character of Raju, who is illiterate despite owning a large property. He obeys everything about his mother Satauli (Aruna Irani). He worships him like a god. But Satauli Maa takes advantage of her frankness. His brother and his sister-in-law support him in this. Raju marries Saraswati (Madhuri Dixit). After this, Satoli Maa’s game begins to take a turn for the worse. Saraswati is a bright educated girl. After the marriage, she knows the reality of her mother-in-law. After this, after all efforts, she is able to open the bandage that was over her husband’s eye. Many romantic songs between Anil and Madhuri have been filmed in the movie, which has been liked by the audience. The song ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ filmed about him became a super hit. This song from the movie gave Madhuri the label of ‘Dhak-Dhak Girl’ in Bollywood.