DDLJ is timeless: Kajol

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | Pioneer

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Actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), directed by Aditya Chopra, completes 25 years today and the film’s leading lady opens up about why the film is hailed as a loved romantic film.

 Kajol says, “I think the film is timeless because everybody identifies somewhere down the line with Simran (played by Kajol) and Raj (played by Shah Rukh). People like these characters.”

The character Simran made an attempt to redefine the portrayal of women on screen. She was traditional yet modern in her outlook and people could relate to her hugely. Says Kajol, “Honestly, I thought Simran was a little boring but I realised that there’s a glimpse of that character in almost everybody we know. You want people to instill confidence in you that you are doing something right. So, yes Simran was like that. She was a little old-fashioned but cool.”

The actor adds, “While we were shooting for this film, we never thought that we were making something that will be recalled even after 25 years. We just thought we are going to make a cool film together and hopefully, it will be a hit film. I don’t think anyone of us ever realised the kind of impact the film would have on people when they see it.”

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