Gupt: The Hidden Truth (English: Secret), commonly known as Gupt, is a 1997 Bollywood suspense thriller film, directed by Rajiv Rai. It stars Bobby Deol, Manisha Koirala and Kajol in lead roles, whilst Paresh Rawal, Om Puri and Raj Babbar appear in supporting roles. The film's soundtrack was composed by Viju Shah, while the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.
Upon release, Gupt was a commercial success, with its storyline and soundtrack earning critical praise. It grossed ₹250 million (US$3.7 million) at the domestic box office.
Governor Jaisingh Sinha (Raj Babbar) is a popular and prominent political figure of the state, besides being well known as an upright person. One day, Gov. Sinha presides over a meeting on the issue of "Open Door Policy", a scheme which will pave the way for foreign companies to operate in India, by implementing usage of computer, industrial machinery etc. The meeting is attended by influential industrialist Meghnad Chaudhry (Dalip Tahil), Union leader Vilas Rao (Sharat Saxena) and minister Mantriji (Prem Chopra), among others. While Chaudhry is in favour of the policy because it would generate foreign investment in India, Vilas Rao strongly opposes the policy which would bring with it the unemployment of a large number of workers because of the utilization of computers and industrial machinery. The difference of opinion of Chaudhry and Vilas Rao leads to a heated argument between the two for which Gov. Sinha terminates the meeting without arriving at any decision on the policy.
Gov. Sinha is the step-father of young man named Sahil Sinha (Bobby Deol) whose mother Sharda (Priya Tendulkar) has been taken responsibility of by Gov. Sinha after the demise of Sharda's former husband. The song "Duniya Haseenon Ka Mela", performed by Sahil at a nightclub suggests him to be an unattached and easy-going man. Gov. Sinha has a younger son by the name Harsh Sinha. Sahil retains kind of hatred for Gov. Sinha, although the four live under the same roof. Ishwar Dewan (Paresh Rawal) is the Personal Secretary to Gov. Sinha, whose daughter Isha (Kajol) is Sahil's beloved. As a matter of fact, Sahil and Isha are childhood friends who have been parted from each other years ago, but have reunited now as adults. On the other hand, Sheetal (Manisha Koirala), the daughter of Chaudhry, has a secret but fervent love for Sahil.