is an Indian Bollywood
film released on May 8, 1998. The movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt
and stars Shahrukh Khan
in a double role opposite Juhi Chawla
and Sonali Bendre
. It was produced by Karan Johar
's Dharma Productions
and marks Shahrukh's first of five collaborations with the production company.
Bablu Chaudhary (Shahrukh Khan
) is an aspiring cook in search of a job. He applies for an open position at a hotel, where he meets Sonia Kapoor (Juhi Chawla
), who is the Banquet Manager. They are soon attracted to each other and Bablu falls in love with her. However, one day, the police arrive at his doorstep, arresting him thinking he is Manu Dada (Shahrukh Khan
). When Manu learns of his duplicate, he decides to switch roles with him and kill him in order to start afresh. However, when Manu kidnaps Bablu's mother (Farida Jalal
), Bablu accepts the identity of Manu in order to rescue both his mother and Sonia, who has gotten involved, too. With the help of police and Manu's girlfriend Lily (Sonali Bendre
), the cook is able to rescue his dear ones and all ends well.