Throwback: Shahrukh Khan had signed DDLJ on 4 meetings, Saif Ali Khan would have been a hero if he didn’t say ‘yes’

Mumbai. Shahrukh Khan is going to turn 57 soon. He will celebrate his birthday on 2nd November. On his birthday, Yash Raj Films has made up his mind to give him a special gift. It is reported that ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ is being re-released once again by Yash Raj Films in select theaters. DDLJ is one of the longest running films in Indian cinema. Also, this is an important film for Shahrukh’s career. Come, let’s try to know before Shahrukh’s birthday why this film is special for him…

Shahrukh’s film, known as ‘King of Romance’, was released on 20 October 1995. The film was directed by Aditya Chopra. Apart from Shahrukh and Kajol, there were many actors in the film like Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Amrish Puri, Achala Sachdev, Satish Shah, Himani Shivpuri, Parmeet Sethi, Mandira Bedi etc. This family love drama got a lot of love from the audience.

Tom Cruise was the first choice
Shahrukh Khan, who made a place in the heart of every audience through the film, was not the first choice for this film. According to reports, Tom Cruise’s name was in the mind of Aditya Chopra before him. But his father asked to take an Indian hero. It was talked to Shahrukh but he did not agree to it initially. It is said that if Shahrukh had not said ‘yes’, then Saif Ali Khan would have been the hero of this film.

Said ‘yes’ after four meetings
Shahrukh Khan had agreed to this film after four meetings and it was the best decision of his career. During the making of the film, Shahrukh had no idea that this film would create new dimensions of success. Shahrukh was named ‘Raj’ in the film and the name was inspired by ‘Raj Kapoor’. Shahrukh had said in one of his interviews, ‘It was the most important film of my career. Now we cannot make a film like this again even if we want to.

The image of a romantic hero given to Shahrukh
This film had stamped the image of a romantic hero on Shahrukh Khan. Shahrukh had done love drama films before this too but this film earned him the title of ‘King of Romance’ in Bollywood. His famous style of standing with outstretched hands is the result of this film. After this he did many romantic films, which got a lot of love from the audience.

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