Aashiqui, India, 17 August 1990

Rahul (Rahul Roy) is angry with his dad for marrying his second wife, while his first wife is still alive; meanwhile Anu (Anu Aggarwal) runs away from an oppressive girls' hostel run by Arnie Campbell (Tom Alter). Rahul and Anu are caught up in a disturbance and end up meeting and falling in love.

Rahul helps Anu in becoming independent and seeking a job. Anu is approached by a talent agent to be a model, an offer which she accepts. Rahul wants to marry Anu but he first must establish himself as a singer, which he does; however being under the impression that Anu helped him with his career, his ego is hurt. This causes him to harbour a growing resentment toward her.

Anu then decides to further her career when the director Padamsee (Homi Wadia) persuades her to accompany him to Paris. When Rahul comes to stop her from boarding the flight, Anu decides to stay behind to renew their relationship.

  • Genre: Romantic
  • Runtime: 148 minutes
  • Director: Mahesh Bhatt


Aashiqui (Translation: Love) is a 1990 Bollywood musical romance film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Rahul Roy, Anu Aggarwal, and Deepak Tijori in pivotal roles. The film made the careers of singer Kumar Sanu and composers Nadeem-Shravan. Upon release the film received positive reviews and emerged as a all time blockbuster. The soundtrack album has been rated the 4th best ever by Planet Bollywood on their "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks".[1] Aashiqui Music Unit Sold 1.50 crores, box office collection 2.50 crores & budget 1 Lakh. A sequel, Aashiqui 2, with a completely new theme, directed by Mohit Suri with Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, was released on 26 April 2013.[2]