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Directed by Govind Menon
Produced by Vivek Nayak
Written by Govind Menon
Starring Himanshu Malik
Mallika Sherawat
Music by Milind Chitragupt
D. Imman (BGM)
Cinematography Anand Subaya
Edited by Krishna Swami
Release date
  • 6 June 2003 (2003-06-06)
Running time
152 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Khwahish (English: Desire) is a 2003 Indian Hindi romance film directed by Govind Menon. The film stars Himanshu Malik and Mallika Sherawat in leading roles. Sherawat made her acting debut in the film. Although the film was quite racy by Indian standards, it was known for its naturalistic and realistic topic, being a serious film with a tragic end. This is a Hindi remake of Love Story.


Amar (Malik), rich, stubborn, and serious, meets Lekha (Sherawat) in a shop. While Lekha is poor, (the daughter of chicken farmer), she is a happy, frank, and straightforward girl. When Amar and Lekha study in college, they spend time together and finally fall in love. After the exams, Amar cannot take the separation and proposes to her. Her father Ulas befriends with Amar and accepts the marriage. However, Amar's father does not as he wants him to complete his studies first before getting married. Amar breaks contact with his father and marries Lekha.

The married couple move into their new little home but after days of happiness and good times, medical reports indicate Lekha has leukemia. The rest of the plot follows their coping with this cruel reality.


  • Himanshu Malik ... Amar Ranawat
  • Mallika Sherawat ... Lekha Khorzuvekar
  • Mahmud Babai ... Ulhas Khorzuvekar (Lekha's father)
  • Shivaji Satham ... Amar's father


Music was composed by Milind Chitragupt from duo Anand-Milind. All tracks were sung by Asha Bhosle.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Baila Baila" Asha Bhosle
2 "Gungunati Hai" Asha Bhosle, M
3 "Hum Dono Hain Khoye" Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan
4 "Jaaneman" Asha Bhosle, KK
5 "Rang Raliyan" Asha Bhosle
6 "Sapnon Mein" Asha Bhosle

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