So the synopsis: Nisha (Karisma) loves Rahul (SRK), who thinks love is bunk but still harbors a longing for an imaginary woman he calls Maya. He's a dance director, so he is designing a show around the mythical Maya, with Nisha in the lead role. Nisha injures herself, and Rahul seeks a replacement, discovering Pooja (Madhuri), who is literally the girl next door. Pooja is engaged to her childhood friend/foster brother Ajay (Akshay). Of course, Rahul and Pooja fall in love.
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This really is the best scene. The stuff of a million SRK fan fantasies.
Uh-oh. Compare with the look on his face in the other video as he repeats "closer".
What is your first impression of Rahul? Adorable! This is high energy SRK, with his cheeks still boyishly chubby enough to create the best dimples.
What is Nisha's first impression of Rahul? They seem to start off as friends at the beginning; we don't learn about her feelings for him until later in the film. Their relationship is very much like a brother and sister, especially on Rahul's part. He teases her in a very big-brother way that conveys connection and friendly affection, but not a tiny hint of love. Nisha knows almost immediately that her love will never be reciprocated. Meeting Pooja seals the deal; she knows Rahul's feelings better than he does.
How would you describe their chemistry over the course of the film? Their friendship is actually believable; their interactions are so natural that you almost wish the filmmakers hadn't felt the need for the love triangle.
If you had a first date with Rahul, would you go on a second? Yes, of course, but that wouldn't happen, because I can't complete with Madhuri Dixit. Karisma gives it the old college try in this epic number called (appropriately) "Dance of Envy".