People have seen DDLJ with so much love and (or) so many times that its dialogues are on the tip of their tongue, but do you know those back-screen, behind the seen stories associated with the characters, title, plot and props of DDLJ? Yes, these unseen and unknown bits are also the ones behind the success story of much charmed and much watched movie of Bollywood, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Have a glance below to know about them!
Mandolin Came in Story because It Was Aditya Chopra's Favorite
Can mandolin make a sound like the initial tune of Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye song? No guys, it doesn't. Mandolin was featured in the movie because it was the favorite instrument of Aditya Chopra. Aditya had been a fan of Rajkapoor and most of the music that was used in his movies was from mandolin.
Kajol Never Belonged to Simran
"Simren is mad. Who is this girl who is always listening to her father and always respecting her parents' wishes. She is too sweet and too nice. I was nothing like that." -Kajol
Many started following and loving the actress for living Simran's character in DDLJ. They appreciated Simran in Kajol, but the fact is, Kajol never belonged to her.
Aditya Taught Kajol How to Express being Shy and Blush
It proved to be a big challenge for Kajol to play Simran and romance with Shahrukh. Guess why?! It's amazing that where we can't even think of replacing her with an actress for her superb acting and her Indian-ness, the whole credit of that goes to Aditya Chopra. Yes! Adi had taught Kajol how to blush and shy being Simran.
Conflicts between Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra
The father-son: one legend and another great director had mismatch in their thoughts about the scene where Kajol was featured with Shahrukh in the song "Zara Sa Jhoom Lu Mein"
Yash Chopra was concerned that whether it will be acceptable by the audience to see an Indian girl taking a beer-bottle in her hands? He didn't want Kajol with a that bottle.
But Aditya Chopra was sure of what he was shooting and later he decided with the thought: "let me make my own mistakes in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and learn from them."
Shahrukh Khan Still Possess His DDLJ Costumes after 20 Years
Where we think that celebrities wear one costume for once and then must be forgetting them, Shahrukh Khan have all his outfits that he wore during DDLJ. Except one! What is that, know below!
Shahrukh Khan's Brown Jacket in DDLJ Was of Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra had been very possessive for his jacket that was worn by Shahrukh Khan during the scene when Shahrukh says Kajol, "Simran, mujhe tumse pyar ho gaya hai". Shahrukh shared that he has every costume of the movie except that jacket, which Aditya didn't give him even after asking for it.
DDLJ's Favorite Scene of Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra's favorite scene in DDLJ was the conservation between Kajol and Laajo, where Laajo explains the harsh reality of Indian women in the India contexts. She talks about the sacrifices that an Indian woman makes throughout her life. It was as emotional as real.
Favorite Scene of Kajol from DDLJ
Kajol's favorite scene and dialogue was when Kajol's (Simran's) dadi fell ill.
Shahrukh Khan's Favorite Scene in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Shahrukh's favorite dialogue is when Kajol says "will you come in my marriage?" and Shahrukh says "nahi mein nahi aunga"
Story behind the Cow Bell that Raj Gifts to Simran
Yash Copra had shoot the films from Punjab to Switzerland. Aditya Chopra had that cow-bell to express his love to father. He had brought that thinking of Punjab's farms, farmers and cows, and the attachment of Yash Chopra with Switzerland. Anything that could have represent the symbol of that feel and emotion was the cow-bell.
Contribution of Yash Chopra's Wife Pamela Chopra
We mostly take the name of hero and heroine while talking about a film's success. We never get to know some important names that also play a vital role in the journey. One of such is of Pamela Chopra. She is the wife of Yash Chopra and mother of Aditya Chopra who directed DDLJ. Both have been shared their movie stories with her and she also has given her contribution. Aditya Chopra had also taken her review on the story before deciding of directing it.
"Pam aunty was the one person who coordinated everything who kept joining us like a family." -Kajol
"Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" Title Was Given by Kirron Kher
Yes! Kirron Kher, one of the famous names who has the identity in Bollywood acting, TV's judges panel, and political celebrity, Anupam Kher's wife Kirror Kher had suggested the title. Anupam Kher had played the role of Raj's (Shahrukh Khan) father.
Kajol Was Against of Title 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'
As Shahrukh Khan also stated, Kajol had found the title too long, indeed cheap, local and tacky. She didn't like it for two reasons: first was its length. That was a time when the title used to be too short like of one or two-word title, not long with four words. Second, the title was revealing the suspense as it was a story-telling title.
Shahrukh Khan's Zip Moment Was the Most Annoying One for Aditya Chopra
The scene where Shahrukh Khan unzips his jacket to show the lipstick marks to Kajol, the zip was making a voice that was audible to duo only. Where that sound was pretty funny for Shahrukh and Kajol, Aditya Chopra got annoyed as the scene was supposed to be wrapped up in maximum half an hour, but took too much than expected because of their uncontrollable laugh, produced due to that zip sound. As it was not audible to others, it became the most annoying scene for others, and most funny one for the two.
Do You Know the Story of DDLJ Part 2?
Shahrukh Khan Revealed Part 2 of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
There is one wish and one question that have often came into rumors. The couple's chemistry was so charming that many of their fans had been wishing to see them together as a couple in real life. But as Raj-Simran were the reel characters only, and Shahrukh and Kajol are married to Gauri and Ajay respectively, the wish remained unfulfilled. When this wish came as a question at the event saying "what happened with Raj and Simran after they caught the train?", Shahrukh Khan replied talking about DDLJ Part 2 and revealed that they lived their life happily; they have five kids, not with each other though.
In fact from their the shorthand started coming in trend as 'DDLJ' for 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'.