25 Years Later, DDLJ's Sheena Writes Of Taking The Role "For A Laugh And Paid Holiday"

"I was in college when Adi and Karan asked me to help them cast my college friends to play Raj and Simran's friends in the film," wrote Anaita Shroff Adajania

25 Years Later, DDLJ's Sheena Writes Of Taking The Role 'For A Laugh And Paid Holiday'

Anaita, Kajol and Shah Rukh in a DDLJ still (Courtesy anaitashroffadajania)

Highlights

  • Anaita played one of Kajol's friend in 'DDLJ'
  • "This was my introduction to the film industry," she wrote
  • "A world I knew nothing about at the time," she added
New Delhi:

Remember Sheena from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge? Fashion stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania played the role of Kajol's fashionista best friend in DDLJ. 25 years after DDLJ released, Anaita shared a lengthy note on Instagram, revealing she was approached by director Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar for helping out with casting Kajol's onscreen friends and she ended up featuring as one of them in the movie. "I was in college when Adi and Karan asked me to help them cast my college friends to play Raj and Simran's friends in the film. This was my introduction to the film industry - a world I knew nothing about at the time. In the process they convinced me into playing Sheena."

On an ROFL note, Anaita, who was a student then, added: "I did it for a laugh and a paid holiday to Europe with my bestie, which was a really big deal for a broke student."

Sharing her experience of working with a superstar in the making, Anaita said: "I remember reaching Saanen, a small town in Switzerland, fresh off the bus (ok plane) and seeing Shah Rukh in his black suit on a little bridge... and for me I felt that he was there only for me! I'm sure whoever saw him on that bridge felt the same way - that's why he's Shah Rukh." For Kajol, she wrote: "Kajol was just Kajol - real, instinctive, full of love (and still gives the tightest hugs ever)."

Anaita Shroff ended her post by writing: "I'm so happy to have been a tiny part of this massive legacy."

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I was in college when Adi and Karan asked me to help them cast my college friends to play Raj and Simrin's friends in the film. This was my introduction to the film industry- a world I knew nothing about at the time. In the process they convinced me into playing Sheena. I did it for a laugh and a paid holiday to Europe with my bestie, which was a really big deal for a broke student. I remember reaching Saanen, a small town in Switzerland , fresh off the bus ( ok plane) and seeing Shahrukh in his black suit on a little bridge ...and for me I felt that he was there only for me! I'm sure whoever saw him on that bridge felt the same way - that's why he's Shahrukh. Kajol was just Kajol - real, instinctive, full of love (and still gives the tightest hugs ever). You have to remember that these were times when they were no entourages, no managers and mobiles, no social media...film making was much simpler, but extremely passionate. Once we were there, we were cut off from the rest of the world for over a month. We would all live together, eat together, sing together, dance together... we become a real family, under the warm gaze of a legend like Yash uncle (Yash Chopra). Adi knew DDLJ from his core, and strove for nothing less than perfection. We all hung out and helped each other in ways only close knit friends and families do. Never having any acting ambitions( thankfully), I'm so glad that I was part of this brilliant film and that I can still call everyone that I worked with a friend. I'm so happy to have been a tiny part of this massive legacy. #DDLJ25 #25yearsofDDLJ @yrf #adityachopra

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To celebrate 25 years of DDLJ, Shah Rukh and Kajol changed their social media profile photos to their onscreen characters from DDLJ - Shah Rukh dedicated his Twitter moniker to Raj Malhotra while Kajol is Simran on Twitter now.