With just a few days left for the 1995 blockbuster “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (DDLJ) to complete 1000 weeks, a book titled “Aditya Chopra relives Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” as told to author Nasreen Munni Kabir has been launched.
The book is a personal story of the phenomenally popular film that turned the tide of Hindi cinema in the 1990s. Chopra, who made his directorial debut with the Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer, traces the journey that led to the making of the film, read a statement.
He has discussed his influences, shared insights on cinema, and provided details about how he went about making the movie that changed his life and that has now become part of the lives of audiences across generations.
With pages full of unknown information and anecdotes about DDLJ in the words of its director, as told to Kabir, this book is illustrated with many rare and unseen images.
Kabir is known for writing books like “Guru Dutt: A Life in Cinema”, “Talking Films and Talking Songs with Javed Akhtar”, “A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music” and “Lata Mangeshkar: In Her Own Voice”.
SRK Hits Kapil’s show:
It turned out to be a joyous reunion when the cast members of “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, the Bollywood romantic film which is set to clock a successful run of 1,000 weeks Dec 12, turned up on the set of hit show “Comedy Nights With Kapil”.
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Mandira Bedi and Pooja Ruparel were among the cast members of the 1995 film — debut directed by Aditya Chopra — who lit up the “Comedy Nights…” set with their exuberance.
From the photographs circulating on social networking platforms, it seems like it was a memorable congregation of the team of a film which redefined onscreen romance for Bollywood. The episode was shot Monday.
Lauding the experience of shooting for the show with Kapil, Shah Rukh, who has been on the show quite a few times, tweeted: “@KapilSharmaK9 you make me smile & laugh & give me happiness. U r one of the greatest stand-up comics of our times. Thank you.”
Anupam also had an enjoyable time. “Dear @KapilSharmaK9. It is always a joy to come on your show. Thanks for your love & warmth.:) #ThousandweeksofDDLJ,” tweeted the veteran actor who played father to SRK in the movie.
The special “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” episode will be aired in conjunction with the completion of the entertainer’s 1,000 weeks