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When Shah Rukh Khan drops Kajol at the end of "Rukh Jaa O Dil Deewane," director Aditya Chopra did not tell Kajol what was going to happen, so that her reaction would be genuine.
As of 13 April 2007, the film's initial theatrical release lasted 600 weeks - more than 11 years - a world record.
Aditya Chopra had lots of trouble filming the scene where Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) jokes with Simran (Kajol) about the previous night. The reason was that every time Shah Rukh Khan would open his shirt, Kajol would not stop laughing. The pictures of the lips on the chest were drawn by Kajol.
After SRK won Best Actor for his role in this movie, Aamir Khan stopped attending the Filmfare Awards because he felt he should have won for Rangeela.
As of May 2005, the film played for over 500 weeks at the Maratha Mandir theater in Mumbai, India, making it the longest-running initial release in the history of Indian cinema. This is a few weeks more than Sholay (1975).
The title name for this movie was suggested by Kiron Kher, wife of the famous actor Anupam Kher.
Saif Ali Khan turned down the role of Raj Malohtra.
Director Karan Johar makes acting debut in this film.
Shah Rukh Khan's friends in the film, Karan Johar and Arjun Sablok, both later went on to become successful directors.
On 14 December 2014 the movie continues and has remained in theaters and in 19 years, 1000 weeks.
The movie was released on 25th anniversary of Yash Raj Films.
"Mere Khwaboon Mein Jo Aaye" was the first song to be recorded. Aditya Chopra rejected 24 verses by Anand Bakshi before approving this one.
Aditya Chopra wanted to cast Tom Cruise for the legendary role of 'Raj Malhotra' in 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' as he wanted it to be an Indo-American affair. But Aditya Chopra had to re-work on his story as Yash Chopra didn't want to make it with foreign star.
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A film with the same title " Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" was released in 1980.
Aditya Chopra named Shah Rukh Khan's character Raj after Raj Kapoor.
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International Techno song "Doop" (Sidney Berlin Ragtime Band Extended Version) by the European band Doop is played in the movie. It appears when Kajol is dancing with her sister while their dad Amrish Puri is away from home.
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Yash Chopra wanted Milind Gunaji for Parmeet Sethi's role. But Milind refused to shave off his beard. This made Yash opt for another actor.
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Many blind people have experienced this movie and they enjoyed the film very much.
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On December 14, 2014, Aditya Chopra released a book titled "Aditya Chopra relives... Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" to celebrate the film completing 1000 weeks.
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge released on October 19, 1995, just a couple of weeks before SRK's 30th birthday. The film was a huge hit with the audiences, as it told a very simple love story of Raj and Simran. The characters were essayed on the silver screen by Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge released 19 years ago, and has been running at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai for all this while. DDLJ was directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Raj Films.
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One of the most popular tracks 'Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna' of 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' that features Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and the effervescent actress Kajol was originally thought to be a part of another movie.
Himani Shivpuri was scripted to be in the last scene of the movie, but her husband died during the making of the movie, which made her unable to participate.
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It has been 20 years since the release of the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and a documentary made to commemorate the occasion reveals some interesting trivia related to the film. In this documentary titled Making of DDLJ, Shah Rukh Khan reveals that he was quite apprehensive about the film and had almost refused it since he felt that his role was too "girlish". The charming actor also mentions that he was going through a low phase just before the start of the film, due to his sister's illness. This documentary also features several unseen footages and interviews of the cast.
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Green queen: Simran's all green mehndi attire became a huge hit, just like the song. Interestingly, even at her own wedding with Ajay Devgan, Kajol wore a green Maharashtrian sari.
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Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan were all offered the role of Raj Malhotra.
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Yash Chopra approached Armaan Kohli for Parmeet Sethi' s role. But Armaan did not want to play the villain's role. He insisted he play the lead role.
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HMV's executive director Harish Dayani estimates that one in three households in India owns the DDLJ soundtrack.
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Yash Raj Films recently reunited Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol for a photo shoot to bring in the 500 weeks celebration. While the lensman was setting the lights, Kajol was fretting. When SRK asked her the reason, she said, ''Gosh, can you believe it, our movie is 10 years old. My God, we are getting old. Our kids are growing up. It's so weird.'' While trying to soothe her, SRK just couldn't stop laughing. Raj Malhotra lives on.
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Though the movie is not related to the movie or song in any way, the title of this movie has been mentioned in the hit song 'Le Jayenge, Le Jayenge' (from the 1974 movie Chor Machaye Shor) which has a key line 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'.
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The movie was again in theaters after completing its 1000 weeks in the year 2014.
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PRODTRADE(Yash Chopra): [Switzerland]: The main characters spend time in Switzerland.
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Year 2015 has marked two decades since the iconic Bollywood romantic entertainer. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, released. The film is still being screened at a Mumbai theatre. According to an IANS report, the movie's leading man Shah Rukh Khan holds the film close to his heart, but says there are better films that were made and will be made. "There are better films that were made and will be made than DDLJ. Yes, realistically and practically speaking, maybe there won't be any films that will run for 20 years now because of strong digital world, but it's not that there will be no films better than DDLJ," said SRK. "I am sure there will be 100 films better because all of us (actors and filmmakers) would try to give better than the best with every film," the King of Romance said. Asked if Dilwale has the potential to repeat the magic of 20-year long run of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, SRK, who's also a successful film producer, said: "I don't think, as time has changed."
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Fresh pictures from the sets of Dilwale are leaking on the social media quite often these days. The lead pair of the film - Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol - are shooting in Bulgaria and these leaked pictures are a big respite for the fans who just can't wait for the film to release. Well, pictures tell the story and a picture from the sets of Dilwale tells something crucial about the film. The director of the film, Rohit Shetty, is standing against the yellow mustard fields, which indicates that the film might take cues from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge wherein Shah Rukh and Kajol were seen romancing in the mustard fields. While Rohit may be inspired by DDLJ, the makers claim that the film will be 'Rohit Shetty Ishtyle'.
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The first theatrical film role of the TV serial star of Shanti (1994), Mandira Bedi, now also a noted cricket announcer.
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Shah Rukh Khan played the charming loverboy Raj Malhotra in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Apparently Shah Rukh was not the first choice for the film. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge defined a huge milestone in SRK's career, but it was not actually meant to happen. The character of Raj was first offered to Saif Ali Khan who turned down the role after which Shah Rukh Khan came into the picture.
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Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge had many firsts. The film marked the debut of television actress Mandira Bedi. She played the character of Parmeet Sethi's sister. In the film Mandira falls for Shah Rukh Khan, who is actually in love with Kajol. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge also marked the onscreen debut of filmmaker, Karan Johar. His brief stint was to play SRK's friend in the movie.
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As of May 2005, the film played for over 500 weeks at the Maratha Mandir theater in Mumbai, India, making it the longest-running initial release in the history of Indian cinema. This is a few weeks more than Sholay.
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Sooraj Barjatya watches DDLJ almost every week, and especially before starting a new film.
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SRK's famous leather jacket was bought by Uday Chopra from a Harley- Davidson store in Bakersfield, California, for $400.
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Initially, Armaan Kohli was supposed to play the role of Simran's fiance, Kuljeet. Eventually, Parmeet Sethi got the role because he came for the screen test wearing boots, jeans and a waistcoat.
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In the scene in which Anupam Kher tells SRK about the (non) accomplishments of his forefathers in academics, he actually recited names of his real, not- so-academically successful uncles.
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Cruise control: SRK treasures his Harley- Davidson jacket. The cool dude jacket was a take off on Tom Cruise who wore one in Top Gun. Incidentally, Salman Khan wore a similar looking jacket in Maine Pyar Kiya.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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Leeroy song "Bounce Floor" sampled the song " Tujhe Dekha"
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The first Indian movie with a Dolby sound mix.
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Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol have created a frenzy on social media as they recreated an iconic pose from their hit yesteryear film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. And to do his bit to remember the iconic film, director Aditya Chopra has begun the shooting of his next film, Befikre on the same day when DDLJ had hit the screen, 20 years ago. It was on October 20, 2015, that Aditya Chopra's debut movie released and on this day exactly 20 years later, the official prep work for Befikre began in Paris. Befikre is one of the much awaited Yash Raj Film. It stars Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor in the lead roles. Seems like Aditya Chopra wants to relive DDLJ with his next film.
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As of 13 April 2007, the film's initial theatrical release lasted 600 weeks - more than 11 years - a world record.
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Director Karan Johar makes acting debut in this film.
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Shah Rukh Khan's portrayal of Raj Malhotra's loving ways and humorous mannerisms made him an instant favourite. However there is a reason why SRK's character was named Raj.Apparently Aditya Chopra had named Shah Rukh Khan's character Raj after the famous actor Raj Kapoor, while the title for this movie was suggested by Kirron Kher, wife of Anupam Kher, who plays SRK's father in the film.
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The movie was released on 25th anniversary of Yash Raj Films.
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The first theatrical film role of the TV serial star of Shanti, Mandira Bedi, now also a noted cricket announcer.
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"Mere Khwaboon Mein Jo Aaye" was the first song to be recorded. Aditya Choprarejected 24 verses by Anand Bakshi before approving this one.
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The music of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was a huge hit. A lot of hard work went in creating those foot tapping numbers. 'Mere Khwaboon Mein Jo Aaye' was the first song to be recorded. And according to IMDB, Aditya Chopra rejected 24 verses by Anand Bakshi before giving a nod to the final one. While another hit number, 'Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna' that featured Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol was actually made for some other movie. But as destiny had it, the song went on to be one of the biggest hits of DDLJ.
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Aditya Chopra named Shah Rukh Khan's character Raj after Raj Kapoor.
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When Shah Rukh Khan drops Kajol at the end of "Rukh Jaa O Dil Deewane," directorAditya Chopra did not tell Kajol what was going to happen, so that her reaction would be genuine.
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The huge success of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge also established Aditya Chopra as an ace director. To get the best out of his team of actors, Aditya tried out a few tricks too. In the end of the song, 'Rukh Jaa O Dil Deewane,' Shah Rukh Khan drops Kajol. However, Aditya Chopra had not informed Kajol about the same, so as to capture her genuine and candid reaction. Also Aditya Chopra had some trouble filming the sequence where Raj jokes with Simran about the previous night. The reason was that every time Shah Rukh Khan would open his shirt, Kajol would start laughing. The pictures of the lips on Shah Rukh's chest were drawn by Kajol.
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Aditya Chopra had lots of trouble filming the scene where Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) jokes with Simran (Kajol) about the previous night. The reason was that every time Shah Rukh Khan would open his shirt, Kajol would not stop laughing. The pictures of the lips on the chest were drawn by Kajol.
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The title name for this movie was suggested by Kiron Kher, wife of the famous actor Anupam Kher.
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Saif Ali Khan turned down the role of Raj Malohtra.
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Shah Rukh Khan's friends in the film, Karan Johar and Arjun Sablok, both later went on to become successful directors.
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Himani Shivpuri was scripted to be in the last scene of the movie, but her husband died during the making of the movie, which made her unable to participate.
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Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna'was originally thought to be a part of another movie. Not only this, the lyrics of the song were a bit different and it started with 'Payal Chankate Aa Jana'. But Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra loved the song so much that they made it a part of DDLJ
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This is the first film in the history of Bollywood with a credit of 'title suggested by'.
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It was Manish Malhotra's idea to dress Kajol in a green outfit for Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna. Adi was against it since Punjabi brides traditionally wear red, maroon or pink.
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Saroj Khan left the shooting in a huff after a disagreement with Aditya. SRK recommended Farah Khan, who choreographed Ruk Ja.
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SRK's full name in the movie is Rajnath, after Rishi Kapoor's name in Bobby..
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The film was mired in two major controversies after its release. Honey Irani and Javed Siddiqui said that they hadn't been given credit for screenplay and dialogues respectively.
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Adi's screenplay specifies that Simran is a vegetarian while Raj is willing to eat even a beefburger.
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DDLJ was the first film to have a 30-minute television show on its making. The Making of DDLJ was telecast on Doordarshan.
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This film was actually written by Honey Irani, but she was not given her due credit.
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Bollywood Brass Band did a instrumental version of "Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna (Keep The Henna On Your Hands)".
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Aditya Chopra always thought that he would make his debut with Mohabbatein, a story about three sets of lovers and a music teacher. He eventually made that one in 2000.
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