20 Years On, This Video Of SRK & Kajol Remembering DDLJ Will Make You Fall In Love Yet Again
It’s been 20 years since that iconic scene from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge where Simran ran after the moving train as Raj held out his hand in anticipation. The scene has since become a part of Bollywood folklore and keeps cropping up in conversations every now and then.
And now, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, the couple who asked us to come, fall in love all those years ago are back together on the sets of Dilwale, reminiscing about their first blockbuster together.
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The film, DDLJ, which redefined romance marked the 20th anniversary this year. In the memory of this romantic film, a one hour documentary named Making of DDLJ was released which has unseen footage, behind the scenes shots and interviews of the cast and crew including Kajol, Mandira Bedi, Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri and Farida Jalal.
Before DDLJ, SRK had appeared in dark action-thrillers like Darr, Baazigar, Anjaam. He shared how, just before starting the film, he was undergoing a low phase due to his sister’s illness. The documentary chronicles the movie’s inception, with pictures of Chopra’s earlier drafts of the script, its making, release and subsequent legacy. The special feature is packed with interesting trivia right from Kajol’s reluctance to shoot the popular song Mere Khawbo Mein Jo Aaye in a towel to Shah Rukh’s insistence on adding an action scene in the climax.
The documentary also has unseen video of actress Juhi Chawla making cameo in the film, which did not make it to the final cut. DDLJ propelled Shah Rukh and Kajol to global stardom and made Raj and Simran household names. The movie also gave a platform to filmmaker Karan Johar, choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan, fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who all feature in the documentary, to start their individual career. The documentary features anecdotes from Johar, Uday Chopra, who both were assistant directors in DDLJ, late Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela, Kher among others. The film, which completed 1,000 weeks on December 12 last year, is still running at a Mumbai theatre.