Shahrukh Khan-Kajol's timesless classic, 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' clocked 23 years. It's been more than two decades, but the film still continues to be a favourite with all die-hard romantic fans! The film, directed by Aditya Chopra, re-defined romance in Indian cinema, making it the biggest hit of all time in the history of Bollywood.
Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as the beautiful, innocent and loveable couple Raj and Simran, this Aditya Chopra film has gone on to make and break many records. Fondly called DDLJ by fans, the film is still running in theatres as it crossed 1200 weeks without an uninterrupted run at the iconic Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.
On this iconic occasion, Shahrukh said on Twitter, "A special journey that began 23 years ago, goes on even today. Your love has kept Raj & Simran's story alive on the big screen for 1200 weeks non-stop. Thank u for falling in love with us so unconditionally for so many years! #23YearsOfDDLJ "
Kajol added, "1200 weeks and still running! Thank you all for all the love that you have been showering on #DDLJ for so many years! It was, it is and will always be an incredibly special film for all of us. @iamsrk @yrf #AdityaChopra."
Earlier, in an interview with Indian Express, Kajol had said that DDLJ cannot be recreated or remade. She was quoted as saying, "I don't think so (on remake of the film). We made a good film and we set it free. After that, it is just the audience who has taken it to whatever level. If today, it is still running at the Maratha Mandir, it is not us who needs to be credited for that. The credit goes to people who want to watch it and who want their next generation to watch it too. So, I don't think I would like a recreation of it."
Meanwhile, Kajol's hubby Ajay Devgn is yet to watch this evergreen love story. Speaking about this, Kajol recently had said, "This is one film of mine which Ajay has not seen till date. I have asked Ajay the same question many a times, but he has not given me a satisfactory answer."