The year 2020 marks 25 years of Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and Kajol starring movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. In short form, it is known as DDLJ by everyone. DDLJ left a huge impact on romance movies produced in Bollywood. Even after 25 years, the Aditya Chopra directorial continues to impress the audience across the globe. From the leads romancing in snow-clad mountains, the thrill of going on a Euro trip, the handsome hero serenading his beautiful heroine in a mustard field with one of the most romantic songs to the memorable dialogues, Yash Chopra made sure every YRF is truly created like a masterpiece.
Almost the entire cast of the movie have shared how grateful they are for the experience.
SRK took to the microblogging site Twitter to express his gratitude towards the movie. “25 years!!! Filled with gratitude towards you for loving Raj & Simran, with all your heart. This always feels special. #DDLJ25 @yrf” he wrote.
Kajol also commented on the silver jubilee year of the movie. Talking about getting a chance to work with the veteran filmmaker, Kajol writes, “It was an honour to have received an opportunity to work with Yashji. I miss him dearly. He used to share his wisdom with us whenever we got a chance, just talking to him helped Shah Rukh and me gain an insight into the industry.”
She further added, “It’s still unbelievable that DDLJ was made and released 25 years ago. So many cherished memories! I’ll always be grateful to Yashji and Aditya Chopra for making me a part of such an amazing star cast and an evergreen movie.”
Kajol went on star in multiple memorable movies, creating a mark in the industry with versatile roles, but even today her character Simran is highly cherished by the audience.
Director and producer Karan Johar, who was a part of this iconic movie, also took to his social media handles to share a video and some throwback pictures from the film.
In the legendary film, Karan essayed the role of Rocky, one of Raj’s best friends. Even though the director-producer didn’t get substantial screen time, he revealed being a part of the movie as ‘my training ground’.
Sharing the post on his Instagram, Karan wrote, “DDLJ is so so special to me and will always be….it was my training ground ….I have indelible memories of our times on set….the film has achieved the status of being a legendary love story and I am so proud that I was a tiny part of this beautiful film! Thank you Adi for all my learning’s and all the memories … #DDLJ25 @yrf”
Karan Johar is also celebrating his directorial debut with the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 22 years ago. The movie leads are the same as DDLJ, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.
The Heart of London Business Alliance has announced that a bronze statue of SRK & Kajol will be installed at Leicester Square’s ‘Scenes in the Square’ movie statue trail.