We all grew up with this film, we all said a few lines from this film to make a girl fall in love with you or we danced to the songs from the film and today it completed 1000 weeks at the cinema! Something or the other we all had an attachment of some sort to DDLJ! Superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol came together yesterday at YRF Studios to celebrate the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema – Yash Raj Films’ iconic Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge directed by Aditya Chopra.
“It’s been 20 years for this film and I feel honoured that I was part of this film. It’s been 100 years of Indian cinema and I would say one-fifth of it belongs to DDLJ”, Shah Rukh Khan said and no one could have said it any better!
The DDLJ pair recreated the ‘DDLJ magic’ as they effortlessly recalled all their fond memories from the film, enacted scenes and recounted dialogues. It seemed like it was only yesterday that the actors worked on the movie. SRK, carrying Raj’s trademark knapsack, filled with memories still reverberating with audiences even today, along with his Simran, the ever bubbly Kajol, shared never before heard movie trivia and anecdotes about Director Aditya Chopra and Producer Yash Chopra. A spontaneous request to Pam Chopra, who was in the audience, to sing the still popular Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam, left people wanting the evening never to end.
The celebration continued with the unveiling of the very exclusive and special coffee table book written by the private and reclusive Aditya Chopra, about the making of DDLJ:
“Aditya Chopra Relives Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as told to Nasreen Munni Kabir”
This marks the first time that Aditya Chopra has shared his thoughts about the creation of this extraordinary film, making this book an instant must have for everyone. The revelry continued at Mumbai’s iconic MARATHA MANDIR CINEMA where SRK and Kajol regaled the audience in their inimitable style and interacted with a full house of DDLJ lovers who had come to fall in love again and again…! A Memento of Appreciation was also presented to the theatre. We all have heard that line over and over again hence why it’s so beautiful and iconic!
The movie released on 20th October 1995 and is in its 20th year of uninterrupted run. We want to know what was your favorite moment in the film? We have so many as well that it’s impossible to list them all!