On Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge‘s 25th Anniversary Kajol who played Simran in the iconic romantic classic talks about working with the late Yash Chopra.
Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge has created a huge impact on romance movies in Bollywood. Even after 25 years, the Aditya Chopra debut 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 everything is truly created like a masterpiece.
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.
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 starcast and an evergreen movie.
While Kajol and SRK went onto do many more hit movies individually and together, DDLJ still holds a special place in all Bollywood lovers’ hearts. There’s something about the cheesy romantic classic we all love.