Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (transl.The One Who My Heart Calls Mine) is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language film starring Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Bhumika Chawla, Delnaaz Paul, Riya Sen and Helen. It is a remake of the American film Return to Me (2000).

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
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Directed byAtul Agnihotri
Produced bySunil Manchanda
Mukesh Talreja
Screenplay byAlok Upadhyaya
Purnendu Shekhar
Story byAtul Agnihotri
StarringSalman Khan
Preity Zinta
Bhumika Chawla
Music bySongs:
A. R. Rahman
Himesh Reshammiya
Background score:
Bikram Vicckey Goswami
CinematographyKishore Kapadia
Stephen Fernandes
Edited byKeshav Naidu
Distributed byOrion Pictures
MAD Entertainment Ltd.
Reel Life Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 10 September 2004 (2004-09-10)
Running time
135 minutes
Box office₹14 Crore Worldwide


Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa begins with Rishabh (Salman Khan) and Pari (Preity Zinta) who are deeply in love. He is a wealthy young man, working in an advertising agency and she is a hardworking, dedicated doctor. They marry and soon Pari is pregnant. Pari has a dream to create a hospital for children. Tragically, she is involved in an accident and dies in hospital. Pari's last wish was to donate her heart to her patient Dhani (Bhumika Chawla). Rishabh is devastated and opposes the plan to donate the heart; he goes ahead with Pari's last request: the creation of a children's hospital.

Dhani is cured, much to the joy of her family and her grandmother (Helen). Rishabh has gone into depression but soon comes across Pari's project to build a hospital for children. He begins to develop the hospital. Soon enough Rishabh and Dhani come across each other, and she feels an instant attraction to him. Rishabh ignores her advances as he is still very much in love with Pari. Rishabh does not know that Pari's heart was given to Dhani but soon he realizes that. When he does, Dhani faints. While she is in the hospital, with doctors struggling to restart her broken heart, he falls in love with her. He tells her that he loves her, and if she loves him, she will pull through. She does, and the two get together.



Aishwarya Rai as well as Amrita Rao were considered for the lead role in this debut directorial of Atul Agnihotri.[1]

Box officeEdit

The film had a poor opening at the box office and in the end only grossed Rs. 7 crores. It was ultimately declared a flop.[2]


A. R. Rahman was signed as the music composer. He had composed three tracks and an instrumental, and left the project as he got busy with the stage adaptation of Lord of the Rings. Meanwhile Himesh Reshammiya was signed to quickly compose the rest of the tracks.

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha
Soundtrack album by
Released8 August 2004 (India)
RecordedPanchathan Record Inn
GenreFeature film soundtrack
A. R. Rahman chronology
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Taarzan: The Wonder Car
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha
# Song Artist(s) Composer Lyricist Length
1 "Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha" Sujata Trivedi, Kamaal Khan A. R. Rahman Mehboob 06:18
2 "Bindiya Chamakne Lagi" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya Sameer 06:22
3 "Yeh Dil To Mila Hai" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya Sameer 05:32
4 "Jaane Bahara" Kamaal Khan, Sadhana Sargam A. R. Rahman Mehboob 05:14
5 "Go Balle Balle" KK, Alisha Chinoy, Jayesh Gandhi Himesh Reshammiya Sameer 05:00
6 "Zindagi Hai Dua" Pamela Jain, Madhushree, Gayatri Iyer, Karthik A. R. Rahman Mehboob 05:25
7 "Meri Nas Nas Mein" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya Sameer 05:36
8 "Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha (Instrumental)" Instrumental A. R. Rahman Instrumental 02:20


  1. ^ "Amrita to replace Ash?". Rediff.com. 17 May 2003. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Box office 2004". Box office india. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2012.

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