The 1995 blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge turned 25 on Tuesday, and the people cannot keep calm. The fans took to Twitter and other platforms to share photos and screengrabs from the film to celebrate 25 years of this iconic romantic Hindi movie. Mandira Bedi and Uday Chopra shared pictures from twenty-five years ago on their socials. day Chopra shared a blast from the past and wrote: “A picture of me from the sets of DDLJ. It’s been 25 years! Was a truly special and fun experience. The memories will last forever.”
Actress Mandira Bedi, who played the role of Preeti Singh in the movie, shared a then-and-now post on 25 years of DDLJ: “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,” she wrote. Mandira also tagged her co-stars Shah Rukh and Kajol, saying: “I want to see some then-and-nows from all of you.” Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol changed their display pictures as Raj and Simran respectively on their social media handles. Aamir Khan too, took to his Facebook account to honor the film. “A hero who discovers his conscience, a heroine who finds her voice, a villain who has a change of heart, DDLJ appealed to the kinder, nicer, higher self within all of us. 25 years of a film that continues to charm the world. Thank you Adi (Aditya Chopra), Kajol, Shahrukh, and the entire team of DDLJ,” Aamir wrote. He also shared the note on his Twitter handle. From Kajol, Himani Shivpuri, Karan Johar, Anupam Kher, Farah Khan, Anaita Shroff Adajania among others took to their social media to remember the film.
Anupama Chopra wrote in her book, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: A Modern Classic, “Shah Rukh thought that romances were ‘pansy’, effete. He wasn’t interested in singing songs in pretty locations and then eloping with the girl, as was the Bollywood norm. Besides, the other two Khan heroes – Aamir and Salman – were playing the lover boy roles with great success, and Shah Rukh was happy to be regarded as a hatke (different) actor,” Whereas, Kajol thought her character was monotonous. “I realized there is a lot of Simran in almost everybody we know, there is always that wanting to do the right thing in someone. A lot of people don’t do the right thing but we always want to do that. You want to get that approval, you want to get that feeling of you are approved of and that you are doing something right in the world. So, yes Simran was like that. I thought she was just cool, a little old-fashioned but cool,” Kajol said in an interview.