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Aashiq (2001)

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What is love...? That experience of romance and passion, the deep sighs, the roses ! But it is also caring, sharing, and the feeling that puts the beloved before one's self. One who lives up to the above is the real lover - the Aashiq. film which explores these varying elements of love, and more.

Chander (Bobby Deol) is a fun-loving, carefree, young man who believes in standing up for others. This streak earns him enemies, but also brings him in front of the besotted eyes of the wealthy Pooja (Karisma Kapoor)

What follows is a unique, fun-filled romance and before long Pooja and Chander are irrevocably in love.

The true test of love beckons in the form of barriers galore. Family disapproval, misunderstandings and more...Fatalistically, Pooja gets abducted by a heinous flesh - trader (Rahul Dev). Chander is framed as the abductor. An outlaw on the run, whilst evading handcuffs, it is his challenging, near impossible mission to rescue his beloved from the lecherous world of flesh trade. Willing to take any risk, Chander puts his own life at stake and an eye opening, absorbing, thrill-packed, emotionally charged experience ensures.

Aashiq, a film for those who understand love. A film which address sensitive issues, cushioned with entertainment and fun. With Indra Kumar, the connoisseur of drama & romance, at the helms of affairs, this comes as no surprises. What comes filled with surprises is Aashiq. 

(From the official press booklets)

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