DDLJ turns 25 years: SRK, Kajol, others join celebration by sharing nostalgic posts on social media platforms
Mumbai: Bollywood's celebrated romantic tale, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, clocked 25 years on Tuesday as actors joined the rest of the nation in observing the moment by sharing several nostalgic posts on their social media handles to make things really special.
Lead actor Shah Rukh Khan led the team by changing the name and profile picture of his Twitter handle to Raj Malhotra, the character he had played in iconic Hindi film.
Kajol, the lead actress in the movie, thanked all those who were involved with the making of the movie and posted: "Raj & Simran! 2 names, 1 film, 25 years and the love doesn't stop coming in!"
Actress Mandira Bedi shared how her appearance changed in the span of 25 years.
#25yearchallenge !!! 🤟🏽❣️ It’s wonderful to have been a part of a film that has made cinema history on many counts. 👊🏽💥I have changed a lot, life has changed a lot. But Red is still the color of LOVE ! #25yearsofddlj I want to see some Then & Nows from all of you.. @karanjohar @kajol @anaitashroffadajania @iamsrk @yrf
She captioned the image as: "#25yearchallenge !!! 🤟🏽❣️ It’s wonderful to have been a part of a film that has made cinema history on many counts. 👊🏽💥I have changed a lot, life has changed a lot. But Red is still the color of LOVE ! #25yearsofddlj I want to see some Then & Nows from all of you.. @karanjohar @kajol @anaitashroffadajania @iamsrk @yrf."
Actor Anupam Kher, who played SRK's dad in the movie, also joined the nostalgic run and shared a few images from the movie.
“हम तो सब हिंदुस्तान में फ़ेल हुए, तूने लंदन में फ़ेल हो कर दिखा दिया....“मोहब्बत का नाम आज भी मोहब्बत है, ये ना कभी बदली है और न कभी बदलेगी...” दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएंगे !!! Proud to be part of this iconic film which completes 25 years today. Yes, your love has been a constant!! A big thank you!! JAI HO!! 🙏😍 DharamvirMalhotra #Pops #25YearsOfDDLJ #DDLJ25 @yrf
He captioned the images as: "Proud to be part of this iconic film which completes 25 years today. Yes, your love has been a constant!! A big thank you!! JAI HO!! 🙏😍 haramvirMalhotra #Pops #25YearsOfDDLJ #DDLJ25 @yrf."
I was in college when Adi and Karan asked me to help them cast my college friends to play Raj and Simrin’s friends in the film. This was my introduction to the film industry- a world I knew nothing about at the time. In the process they convinced me into playing Sheena. I did it for a laugh and a paid holiday to Europe with my bestie, which was a really big deal for a broke student. I remember reaching Saanen, a small town in Switzerland , fresh off the bus ( ok plane) and seeing Shahrukh in his black suit on a little bridge ...and for me I felt that he was there only for me! I’m sure whoever saw him on that bridge felt the same way - that’s why he’s Shahrukh. Kajol was just Kajol - real, instinctive, full of love (and still gives the tightest hugs ever). You have to remember that these were times when they were no entourages, no managers and mobiles, no social media...film making was much simpler, but extremely passionate. Once we were there, we were cut off from the rest of the world for over a month. We would all live together, eat together, sing together, dance together... we become a real family, under the warm gaze of a legend like Yash uncle (Yash Chopra). Adi knew DDLJ from his core, and strove for nothing less than perfection. We all hung out and helped each other in ways only close knit friends and families do. Never having any acting ambitions( thankfully), I’m so glad that I was part of this brilliant film and that I can still call everyone that I worked with a friend. I’m so happy to have been a tiny part of this massive legacy. #DDLJ25 #25yearsofDDLJ @yrf #adityachopra
Actor Anaita, who played the character of Kajol's friend in the film, also turned emotional and wrote a long post on Instagram.
Written and directed by debutant Aditya Chopra, DDLJ shattered all box office records and is one of the biggest all-time blockbusters in the history of Hindi cinema.
It also went on to become the longest-running Hindi film of all time.
DDLJ is also the winner of a record-breaking (at the time) 10 Filmfare Awards and the film literally changed the face of Bollywood globally.
DDLJ, often dubbed the Romeo & Juliet of Bollywood cinema, is about two non-resident Indians, Raj and Simran, and their star-crossed love story across Europe and India, beginning on a train from King’s Cross Station.
The film was made at a budget of 4 crore and the blockbuster, in 1995, collected 89 crore in India, 13.50 crore in overseas markets.