DDLJ: Why didn’t Shah Rukh Khan want to play the role of ‘Raj’?


New Delhi ‘DDLJ’ is remembered as a film that redefines romance. Today marks 25 years of this film. After the release of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, no one could complain about the casting. Especially in the role of Shah Rukh and Kajal.

Shah Rukh did not want to do this film

Very few people know that Shah Rukh Khan did not want to be a part of this film. The main reason for this is that he could not add himself to the role of Raj Malhotra. Shah Rukh says about this character that this character is looking quadrupedal. I feel soothing in this character.

Shah Rukh liked the script of the film

So what did Shah Rukh do to make this film? Of course he was Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra, under whose direction he did the film. DDLJ is the first film directed by Aditya Chopra. Shah Rukh Khan liked the script of the film. But Shah Rukh felt that according to this role he was much older and looking less good.

Shah Rukh relied heavily on Yash Ji and Aditya Zia. Finally Shah Rukh took the role. The funny thing is that Yash Chopra once told Shah Rukh that he can never be a big star without a romantic picture.

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After the shooting of the film started, Shah Rukh Khan felt that Raj’s character got up to 90 percent from him. In an interview, Shah Rukh said that I think Raj’s character matches me up to 90 percent. If the girls think she can’t find Raj, she can always call me.

In fact, he was so involved in the film that he asked to add some humor to the film. Shah Rukh feels that the film has benefited from it and it has proved to be a great hit.

The film is still on display at a Marathi temple in Mumbai.

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