Two years after being paired together in JAAN E MANN, Salman Khan and Preity Zinta are being seen together again in HEROES. Incidentally both the films are Diwali releases and while JAAN E MANN released on 20th October, 2006, HEROES is arriving exactly two years later on 24th October 2008.
Salman and Preity would be hoping though that HEROES turns out to be their lucky outing since JAAN E MANN, in spite of being a well made film, was massacred at the box office due to DON - THE CHASE BEGINS AGAIN releasing on the same day.
A trade insider comments, ''Yes, HEROES has Salman and Preity coming together as a special attraction but not much should be read about their presence in HEROES. They play cameos in the film and are a part of one of the many segments in HEROES. There is this entire Sunny Deol-Bobby Deol track and also the one where Mithun and Dino come together. The film basically tells the journey of two youngsters (Sohail Khan and Vatsal Seth) as they come across all these 'real heroes'.''
However, even though Salman and Preity aren't seen throughout the length of the film, the couple does spell success, as witnessed from the films they have done in the past which have gone on to be box office successes. When they came together for the first time, HAR DIL JO PYAAR KAREGA, the film was a hit. Their next outing, CHORI CHORI CHUPKE CHUPKE was successful as well. DIL NE JISE APNA KAHA was a flop though but Preity has a small role in the film. They looked good together in JAAN E MANN and it would certainly have been a success had the film not collided with DON.''
Directed by Samir Karnik, HEROES would be Salman Khan's second film in one month itself. A fortnight earlier, i.e. 10th October, Salman would also be seen in a special appearance in HELLO.