Nobody does romance like Shah Rukh Khan. His 1995 blockbuster, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, put him on the map because the ‘king of romance’. Do you know that he initially turned the movie down as a result of he was not eager on doing a movie within the romance style?
As Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completes 25 years of its launch, right here is wanting again at how Aditya Chopra, then a debutant director, nearly misplaced hope of casting Shah Rukh within the movie. It took a number of conferences, after which, historical past was created.
In her book, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: A Fashionable Traditional, movie journalist Anupama Chopra revealed how Shah Rukh got here to be part of the movie. “Shah Rukh thought that romances have been ‘pansy’, effete. He wasn’t fascinated by singing songs in fairly places after which eloping with the woman, as was the Bollywood norm. Moreover, the opposite two Khan heroes – Aamir and Salman – have been enjoying the lover boy roles with nice success, and Shah Rukh was comfortable to be thought to be a hatke (totally different) actor,” she wrote.
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Aditya met Shah Rukh a number of occasions over three weeks to persuade him to star in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. At one level, the filmmaker gave up hope and commenced contemplating different actors together with Saif Ali Khan for the function of Raj. Shah Rukh was capturing for Karan Arjun when he made up his thoughts to do Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and mentioned sure to Aditya.
Kajol, in the meantime, thought her character was a bit of boring. “I realised there may be plenty of plenty of Simran in nearly everyone we all know, there may be at all times that eager to do the precise factor in somebody. Lot of individuals don’t do the precise factor however we at all times need to try this. You need to get that approval, you need to get that feeling of you might be authorised of and that you’re doing one thing proper on the earth. So, sure Simran was like that. I assumed she was simply cool, a bit of old style however cool,” Kajol mentioned in an interview to Hindustan Instances..
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, which additionally starred Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal and Parmeet Sethi, is likely one of the most profitable Bollywood movies ever and ran in a theatre in Mumbai for over 20 years. The movie follows two non-resident Indians (NRIs), Raj (Shah Rukh) and Simran (Kajol) who meet on a Europe journey and fall in love. Raj follows Simran all the way in which to Punjab, the place her household is marrying her off to a household buddy she has by no means met, and tries to win them over.
Forward of DDLJ’s anniversary, images and movies from the movie have already began trending. The hashtag #DilwaleDulhaniaLeJayenge can also be amongst prime traits.
A bronze statue of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol may also be unveiled on the movie’s anniversary at London’s Leicester Sq.. The statue will depict part of the scene that was shot in Leicester Sq.. DDLJ’s Raj and Simran will probably be within the firm of Harry Potter, Laurel and Hardy, Bugs Bunny, Mary Poppins, Mr Bean, Paddington, Marvel Girl, Batman and Gene Kelly in Singin’ within the Rain.
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