Come 2007 and the year begins on a blockbuster note with 'Salaam-E-Ishq' that is destined to be an ideal follow-up to an eventful and highly successful 2006. Directed by Nikhil Advani who made his directorial debut with 'Kal Ho Na Ho', 'Salaam-E-Ishq' is in one word - HUGE. With half a dozen stories running in parallel and then coming to a common conclusion in the end, this certainly is going to be one cinematic experience of its kind.
6 different couples
12 different lives
6 different worlds
One common problem - LOVE
That's the essence of this film which goes by the name of 'Salaam-E-Ishq' which narrates the tale of 6 couples who are not related to each other by any means but are eventually brought together by one destiny.
Let's first take you into the lives of Ashutosh [John Abraham] and Tehzeeb [Vidya Balan]. They are bound together by two common factors - love and intense physical intimacy. Romantic to the core, their relationship is made of sweet and saccharine moments as they seamlessly work together to make their 2 year old love marriage a success. Working at a news channel, Ashutosh is a film editor while Tehzeeb is a field reporter.
Together they have a small happy world that was soon going to be disrupted with Tehzeeb meeting with a tragic accident!
Cut to Raju Taxiwala [Govinda] and Stephanie [Shannon Esrechowitz], both of whom are involved in a silent, unspoken relationship of distance. It so happened that Raju had met this blonde girl 15 years back at New Delhi International Airport. And then lost touch with her. Now year after year, he just enjoys standing in queue for the passengers....and silently hoping that one of them would be Stephanie.
She comes, but not for him but her boyfriend called Rohit Chaddha. Would it be possible for Raju to take his love to her destination?
From Delhi, let's move to London where we a middle aged couple Vinay Malhotra [Anil Kapoor] and Seema [Juhi Chawla] is introduced. Together they are a happy family for ages. A family that has all luxuries of life including two beautiful daughters. Vinay thought that he had all what he wanted especially with his flourishing PR job. But is he missing something too? This is what he realizes when he comes across Anjali [Anjana Sukhani] who is a modern London based girl with an unmatchable confidence and determination.
She wants everything...including Vinay! Will Vinay fall to her charms?
On the other hand there is another couple which has a problem of a different kind. Shiven [Akshaye Khanna] and Gia [Ayesha Takia] are engaged but then Shiven doesn't want to get married....after all his privacy is in danger here. So he ends up breaking the engagement....and in the process Gia's heart!
All is well expect for one factor - Shiven wants Gia back because he has realized that she is the one for him.
Let's move to the world of superstars now. Superstar who goes by the name of Kkamini [Priyanka Chopra] but has only one hitch - she is a superstar but only as an item girl rather than being a full blown heroine. She wants to be there at all costs but can't really avoid the media who are after her to pick up one scandal after another. And now she has decided to come up with an ultimate plan. A plan that would propel her to the position of a numero uno heroine.
Well, just about! Because entry of Rahul [Salman Khan] in her life may just about change things for her.
From superstars, the setting changes to ordinary men and women of which Ristom Dastoor [Sohail Khan] and Dolly Dastoor [Perizaad Zorabian] are a part of. A newly wed middle class Parsi couple, they want to spend all their time in each other's arms, especially Rustom who had been waiting for s