Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, directed by Aditya Chopra, completed 25 years on Tuesday and the film’s leading lady opened up about why the film is hailed as the most loved romantic film in the history of Indian cinema.
‘DDLJ’ shattered all box office records and is one of the biggest all-time blockbusters in the history of Hindi cinema. It also went on to become the longest-running Hindi film of all time as it has played in theatres for 25 long years!
SRK and Kajol have also changed their Twitter handle username as Raj Malhotra and Simran. Kajol says, “I think ‘DDLJ’ is timeless because everybody identifies somewhere down the line with Simran and Raj. I think they just like these characters a lot! They have liked them for years and years now and it’s one of those things that you always like and probably will always like.”
Kajol says, “I thought Simran was a little boring, to be honest, but I recognised her. I realised there is a lot of Simran in almost everybody we know in a way that they want to do the right thing. A lot of people don’t do the right thing but we always want to do that. You want to get that approval, you want to get that feeling that you are approved of and that you are doing something right in the world. So, yes Simran was like that. I thought she was just cool, a little old-fashioned but cool.”
‘DDLJ’ is also the winner of a record-breaking (at the time) 10 Filmfare Awards and the film changed the face of Bollywood globally. It was made at a budget of Rs 4 crore and the blockbuster, in 1995, collected Rs 89 crore in India, Rs 13.50 crore in overseas markets. Thus, total collections stood at Rs 102.50 crore worldwide in 1995! In today’s inflation-adjusted value, its collection stands at a staggering Rs 455 crore in India and Rs 69 crore in overseas territories, taking the total worldwide collections to a phenomenal Rs 524 crore!
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ANNE HATHAWAY REVEALS HER LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE AS A MOM
Actress Anne Hathaway is also a mom, and the lockdown brought along a set of challenges for her. Anne has sons Jonathan and Jack with husband Adam Shulman, and she opened up about motherhood during an interview with a magazine, reports dailymail.co.uk. Talking about her biggest challenge as a mother during the lockdown, she said it was the “laundry”. However, she went on to share how motherhood has provided her with “tonnes of opportunities.”
“I’m always hesitant to frame things in the realm of challenges as I think it sets a tone. As a mum, I’ve found tonnes of opportunities,” said Anne. “There’s obviously a learning curve—you just have to be kind to yourself with that as you do feel like you’re doing everything wrong, especially in the early days. But it’s more than just a challenge,” she added. The actress also revealed what the coronavirus pandemic has taught her. She said that “the way we live and love is what we’ll be remembered by.”
DIGANGANA GETS EMOTIONAL AFTER VISITING KISHORE KUMAR’S FINAL RESTING PLACE
Actress Digangana Suryavanshi who’s been seen in Bollywood films like ‘FryDay’ and ‘Jalebi’ recently took a trip to Indore’s Khandwa to visit the final resting place of the legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar. The actress who’s an admirer of the late singer shares her experience visiting Khandwa.
She penned an emotional note that reads, “This was a moment that I will always cherish. It was a very emotional one, mixed feelings rather… I don’t think I can truly filter how I felt but I wish just as my 11-year-old self I still believed that you were here with us. I wish I could see you in person, talk to you, tell you how incredible you are, the fact that you’ve motivated me to become an artist and be absolutely devoted. Kishore Da I know you’re chatting with God and I see you smiling right there. I hope you know that I love you very much, please accept me as your little sister who couldn’t see you, but you mean to me, maa and papa just as a family. Only wanted to visit Khandwa so I could feel you around there! We love you!”
The actress’s childhood passion for music may explain her great fondness towards the singer. Digangana wrote her first song at age four and released her first-ever music album called ‘Devi Kheer Khalo’ at the age of 10.
LOOK FORWARD TO EVERYTHING THAT THE FUTURE HOLDS: ROHIT SARAF
Rohit Saraf says the encouragement and support coming his way is making him believe in his own craft a little more than before. The actor was most recently seen in Anurag Basu’s ‘Ludo’ and web series ‘Mismatched’. “The kind of response I’ve received over the past two weeks for ‘Ludo’ and ‘Mismatched’ has been nothing short of a dream. The projects are being highly appreciated and that makes all the hard work worthwhile. The love, encouragement and support is making me believe in my craft a little more than before and I look forward to everything that the future holds,” said Rohit.
‘Dev DD 2’ actress Rumana Molla relates to Radha
MUMBAI: Rumana Molla who was recently seen in ‘Virgin Bhanupriya’, co-starring Urvashi Rautela and Gautam Gulati, is gearing up for her upcoming web-series ‘Dev DD 2’. The ‘Pyaar ka Panchnama 2’ actress spoke to The Daily Guardian and shared her experience of ‘Dev DD 2’ shoot and relating to her character Radha. Rumana says, “The process has been long and hectic. I was surprised to see how much has been put into this show and the scale of it. I was really happy to see that all precautions were taken to ensure that everyone is safe.” She is reprising the role of Radha. Talking about it Rumana says, “Radha is an independent, spirited and feisty girl who has no qualms about her and this season revolves around her relationship with Chandni.” When asked about how much she relates to her character, she answers, “I can relate to Radha quite a lot. Radha is all heart and is always there for the people she loves. Radha would drop everything in a heartbeat for her loved ones. She’s also independent and open-minded.” So what was more exciting for her, playing Radha in ‘Dev DD 2’ or Ruchi in ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’? She replies, “It’s really hard to compare Radha and Ruchi as Ruchi was short-lived. I understand and relate to Radha better as I got to play her longer.” After giving an enthralling performance in ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’, Rumana will surely leave a mark with her screen presence in ‘Dev DD 2’ . On the work front, she has some exciting projects in her kitty and will be seen portraying one of the leads in Akhilesh Jaiswal’s directorial ‘How to Kill your Husband’, co-starring Aahana Kumra and Vikram Kochhar.
SHILPA RAO EXCITED ABOUT GRAMMY NOMINATION
Shilpa Rao’s collaboration with Anoushka Shankar earlier this year, on the album ‘Love Letters’, has got the ‘Best Global Music Album’ nomination for the Grammy Awards 2021. The Bollywood singer who has given hits like ‘Ghungroo’ (‘War’), ‘Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo’, ‘Bulleya’ (‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’), ‘Meherbaan’ (‘Bang Bang!’) and ‘Khuda Jaane’ (‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’) among others is excited, after all, even this nomination is an achievement. Talking about the nomination of Anoushka’s album of which she has sung the song, ‘Those Words’, Shilpa says, “All credit to Anoushka for the whole concept of the album. We did the video during the lockdown. This was a simple message of love that people needed more than ever during the pandemic. What this album stands for all of us is that no matter where you come from, all that matters is your message through your song and if the message is love then it will always reach somewhere very nice.”
When asked about Anoushka’s reaction on getting nominated, she says, “We have an online group of the album and so all of us have been in touch. There was a lot of exciting exchanges, congratulations and best of luck went on in the group all through the night.”
Shilpa believes that winning or not winning an award is a part of life and through her music she intends to create something which people will like. “Even if we do not win this we will again go to the studio and make music. Nothing can stop us, I make music to create something which people will like and not for awards. Both failures and successes will always be there and it keeps fluctuating. I would love to collaborate again with Anoushka, as it was interesting to create the album with her and the entire women team. Talking about awards, I have done good work in the past as well for which I did not get any awards but it did not stop me. People liking my work keeps me motivated to create good music and also helps me grow as a human being,” she concludes.
ANUSHKA SHARMA TO RESUME SHOOTING AFTER DELIVERY
Mom-to-be Anushka Sharma says she will be back to shooting once she delivers her first child, and establishes a system at home that ensures her to balance her child, home and professional life. Anushka said, “Being on the set brings me a lot of joy and I’m going to be shooting continuously for the next few days. I will be back shooting again once I deliver my first child and establish a system at home that ensures me to balance my child, my home and my professional life. I intend to keep working for as long as I live because acting truly makes me happy.”
The actress, who is currently shooting for endorsements after creating a protective, full-proof bio-bubble with her staff, said: “It’s been great being on the set and meeting my entire team and soaking in the madness of shoots. I have loved being back on the sets and shooting. This year has been tough for our industry but I’m happy to see it restarting again with the same amount of passion and energy.”
Anushka said that she had to be fully sure that the sets were safe to shoot as she was working during the pandemic. “Though I was looking forward to shooting again, I was also careful to understand all the Covid-19 precautions being taken. I’m thankful to everyone for putting all the necessary steps for me to shoot. The virus is here to stay and life has to embrace the new normal and deal with coronavirus with the strictest precaution which is what I have done in my case,” she said.
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