Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol celebrates 20th anniversary of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ with love (VIDEO)
20 October 2015, Nirapad News: When Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ released 20 years back, nobody would have anticipated the love it will get in its run. The romantic classic tugged at the heartstrings of one and all back then and continues to do so even now. DDLJ completed 20 years of its release on Monday (October 19) and to celebrate the grand feat, filmmaker Rohit Shetty and his team came up with a unique way. Rohit’s team, along with SRK’s production house Red Chillies, posted a video that shows SRK and Kajol chit-chatting about, perhaps, the biggest movie of their respective careers. What ensues is a major nostalgia that takes us back to the world of Raj and Simran’s innocent love.
With the Aditya Chopra directorial, SRK and Kajol made their characters – a fun loving London-bred Punjabi boy Raj and NRI simpleton Simran – eternal and created a permanent place in the history of Indian cinema. The sweet-sour relationship between Raj and Simran was enhanced by SRK and Kajol’s quirky chemistry which speaks of its laurels even today.
Earlier in the day, SRK took to Twitter to share a picture in which he and Kajol recreated the famous DDLJ poster with the caption that read, “Want to thank team Rohit Shetty and Red Chillies for doing this last minute. All looked happy that I picked Kajol again.”
In the poster, Shah Rukh Khan is seen carrying Kajol on his shoulder and both of them are all smiles. SRK is even sporting a fedora hat, which was central to his character in DDLJ.
Produced by the late Yash Chopra, the film’s songs like “Tujhe dekha toh ye jaana sanam”, “Mehndi lagaa ke rakhna”, “Ruk ja oh dil deewane” and “Mere khwabon mein jo aaye” continue to be played even today. Th film holds the record of the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema as it continues to be screened at the iconic Maratha Mandir theatre here. There are many unforgettable aspects of the film — the plush yellow mustard fields, the Swiss cow bell, SRK’s ‘Senorita’ and ‘Bade bade shehron mein choti choti baatein hoti rehti hain” dialogues, Kajol’s pristine white salwar suit and the famous climax, where Kajol runs towards her bruised lover, who’s already aboard a moving train.