- Uday Chopra worked as an assistant director for 'DDLJ'
- Uday's brother Aditya Chopra directed the film
- Mandira Bedi played the role of Preeti Singh
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge clocked 25 years on October 20 and opened the floodgates of memories for those who were closely associated with the iconic movie. While Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol updated their social media profiles as Raj and Simran from DDLJ, Mandira Bedi and Uday Chopra, who were also part of the film's team, revisited memories from 25 years ago. DDLJ was helmed by Aditya Chopra, who brought on board his brother Uday Chopra as an assistant director. Karan Johar, who featured as one of Shah Rukh's onscreen friends in the movie, also worked as one of the assistant directors other than Uday and Sameer Sharma. Reliving fond memories from DDLJ sets, Uday Chopra shared a blast from the past and wrote: "A picture of me from the sets of DDLJ. It's been 25 years! Was a truly special and fun experience. The memories will last forever."
Actress Mandira Bedi, who played the role of Preeti Singh in the movie, shared a then-and-now post on 25 years of DDLJ: "It's wonderful to have been a part of a film that has made cinema history on many counts. I have changed a lot, life has changed a lot. But red is still the color of love," she wrote. Mandira also tagged her co-stars Shah Rukh and Kajol, saying: "I want to see some then-and-nows from all of you."
#25yearchallenge !!! 🤟🏽❣️ It's wonderful to have been a part of a film that has made cinema history on many counts. 👊🏽💥I have changed a lot, life has changed a lot. But Red is still the color of LOVE ! #25yearsofddlj I want to see some Then & Nows from all of you.. @karanjohar @kajol @anaitashroffadajania @iamsrk @yrf
Throwback photos from DDLJ sets have also been shared by Anupam Kher, who was cast as Shah Rukh's father, and Anaita Shroff Adajania, who played the role of one of Kajol's best friends.
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
“हम तो सब हिंदुस्तान में फ़ेल हुए, तूने लंदन में फ़ेल हो कर दिखा दिया....“मोहब्बत का नाम आज भी मोहब्बत है, ये ना कभी बदली है और न कभी बदलेगी...” दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएंगे !!! Proud to be part of this iconic film which completes 25 years today. Yes, your love has been a constant!! A big thank you!! JAI HO!! 🙏😍 DharamvirMalhotra #Pops #25YearsOfDDLJ #DDLJ25 @yrf
To celebrate 25 years of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Twitter launched a cow bell emoji.
Ao, Ao...we're celebrating 25 years of one of Hindi cinema's all-time great romances with a special emoji. Ring a cowbell? Tweet with #DDLJ, #DDLJ25, #25YearsOfDDLJ, #DilwaleDulhaniaLeJayenge and #डीडीएलजे. pic.twitter.com/zXDyaoBqGH— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) October 20, 2020
The ensemble cast of the film also included names such as Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Satish Shah, Himani Shivpuri and Parmeet Sethi.