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DDLJ's cast and crew almost 12 years later

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She then took the caption of DDLJ, 'come fall in love' seriously and fell in love with her co-star in some films, Ajay Devgan, married him and quit films and was busy as Nysa's mother. But an actor like Kajol was not to be kept out for long. Kunal Kohli, an Aditya disciple was looking for a very good actress to be teamed against the amazing Aamir Khan. He talked to Kajol. She found the role very exciting, exciting enough to walk back to Yash Raj Studios and start work with Aamir for Kunal's Fanaa. It was Kajol who won all the major awards for her performance not Aamir surprisingly. Kajol is once again besieged to play all kinds of meaty roles but she has only agreed to play the leading lady in a film called U, Me Aur Hum in which Ajay her husband plays the leading man and also makes his debut as a director. Expect to see the unexpected from an actress like Kajol. That's what you can do. That's my bet.

Karan Johar:

If you remember DDLJ Shah Rukh had a timid, bespectacled friend on the train to love station. That boy was Aditya's best friend in real life, Karan who was his assistant, his actor, his whatever he wanted him to do. Who could have imagine that boy would rise to become the Karan Johar. Karan decided to direct his first big film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai inspired by his best friend SRK. He had two other friends, Kajol and Rani Mukerjee to inspire him and make a beautiful film which was also very successful. He was supported by his father, the friend of the world, Yash Johar.

Yash 'uncle' as he was known to everyone fell a prey to cancer and died leaving Karan and his mother, Mrs. Hiroo Johar alone. Karan was too sensitive, he could have broken but surprisingly he grew stronger. He took charge of Dharma Productions, his father's banner. He gave break to his assistants, Soham (Kaal) and Nikhil Advani (Kal Ho Na Ho). He is a television celebrity having his own talk show, Koffee with Karan and still is. Unlike his guru, Aditya, he was an outspoken young man. He could voice his opinion not only on films but on any subject in any forum and he was wanted as a speaker at important meetings, symposiums and seminars in the country and abroad. He was the true leader of his generation.

Amrish Puri:

Actor Amrish Puri who was the highest paid villain played the most loving and caring father of Kajol, unfortunately died before he could really come up with his really best roles. So, did the great lyricist Anand Bakshi, who was the only old-timer who could match Aditya's expectations. He could understand Aditya's thinking and give him what he wanted and was the major reason for the success of the film.

Anupam Kher:

Anupam Kher is still on top of the world as an actor, doing some of the best roles after more than twenty-five years. He directed a big film, Om Jai Jagdish and produced an award winning film, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara in which he also played a memorable role which won him acclaim and awards all over the world. He runs his own acting school, 'Actor Prepares' and has signed a whole lot of new films which will give him a new lease of life as an actor he believes.

Mandira Bedi

Mandira Bedi who had a brief as brief can be role in the film has not been able to make any headway in films but has taken everyone by surprise by turning into a cricket commentator who is considered able enough to pass comments on a World Cup series. That she is more talked about for her strapless and backless cholis and has her own critics is a different matter but she has made a place for herself and even set a trend for other girls to follow.

Music directors Jatin&Lalit:

The music director of the film Jatin and Lalit who have never been able to give the kind of music they gave in DDLJ, thanks to the Inspiration of the director, Aditya, have split and there is no reason to see any hope if they continue going their own ways. Manmohan Singh, the cinematographer-poet, who was a favourite of a both Yash and Aditya has taken a break from cinematography and has voluntarily taken the responsibility of saving punjabi Cinema and giving it a new life.

Time changes, people change with the times but there are certain people who have the power to change both people and time. Yash Chopra and his son Aditya are the very few who are blessed with that power.


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