The blockbuster film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ released in 1995 has completed 25 years. The film proved to be crucial to the careers of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. However, when Shah Rukh Khan was first offered the role of Raj Malhotra, he turned it down. How did Shahrukh agree?
Shahrukh did not want to do a romantic film
According to film journalist Anupama Chopra’s book ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: A Modern Classic’, Shah Rukh was not ready to act in the film. Shooting the song in beautiful places and then running away with a girl, this concept was not liked by Shah Rukh at first. At that time Aamir Khan and Salman Khan were successful as Lover Boys. Shahrukh wanted to separate the two. This is the reason why he denied Aditya Chopra to play the role of Raj in the film. Aditya was surprised to not hear Shahrukh. However, he persuaded Shahrukh to act in the film.
Aditya was constantly meeting Shahrukh Khan and persuaded him for three weeks. Once upon a time, Aditya hoped that Shah Rukh would star in his film. This is the reason why Aditya thought of taking Saif Ali Khan’s name for the role of Raj. During the shooting of ‘Karan Arjun’, Shah Rukh said yes to Aditya for the role of Raj.
Kajol finds Simran boring
Therefore, when talking about Kajol, at first she found the character of Simran very boring. Kajol said, “To be honest, at first I found Simran a bit boring but then I came to know its features. I thought everyone had Simran somewhere. ‘
Kajol further said, of which many people cannot complete every task properly, but their mind has to be ready to do so. You want to accept it, you want to feel that feeling. Your heart feels that you are doing something good in the world. ‘