Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000)
(Released: Aug 25, 2000)
Naive yet bold and daring, Preeti (Aishwarya Rai), comes forward as a witness to heinous assault carried by Bhavani Choudhry (Mukesh Rishi) and his men on a person who owes them money. Bhavani is arrested and held for trial. This angers the Choudhry family. The victim is threatened with dire consequences, and he withdraws the complaint, and as a result Bhavani is released and all charges are dropped. Preeti is then raped by one of the Choudhry men, and subsequently her very own family disowns her. She finds shelter with another do-gooder, Avinash (Anil Kapoor), who even takes her to his apartment. But the story does not end here, for the neighborhood is soon in an uproar over her, and want her to leave. The only solution is that Preeti marry Avinash, she agrees to do so, and then finds out that there are two children who called Avinash "daddy", and she does not know if there is another woman or even a wife involved. And then the police arrest Preeti under the charge of prostitution, on a complaint filed by none other than Avinash's dad (Anang Desai). Inspired by the Telegu (southern Indian) film, "Pelli Chuskundam".