IIFA 2015: An ode to ‘DDLJ’ for completing 1000 weeks


The hit onscreen couple Shahrukh Khan and Kajol starrer iconic film ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, was honoured at the 2015 IIFA awards for its successful run of 1000 weeks at Maratha Mandir. The hosts of IIFA 2015 Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, did a hilarious enactment of the climax scene of the film, by donning the roles of Simran and her Bauji with a Shahrukh Khan lookalike playing the role of Raj.

The rip-off was presented from hypothetical perspective of filmmakers – Prabhudheva, Karan Johar, Abbas Mustan and Anurag Kashyap. Choreographer-director Prabhudheva’s section was tilted “Any Rajkumar Can be Jackson”. They actors said that if DDLJ would have been made by him it would have ended with fighting scene topped with heavy one liners “Don’t Angry Me” and “It’s My way or Sky way”.

Karan Johar’s version would have had high-end design-wear and Simran would have been more concerned about her lehenga rather than boarding the train. Abbas Mustan the suspense specialist version would have had twists like both Kajol and Amrish Puri saying at the end “Main Hoon Simran”with Shahrukh Khan turning into Saif Ali Khan.

Anurag Kashyap’s version of ‘DDLJ’ was called “Gangs of Dilwale”, which instead of being shot in an exotic foreign location was shown to be set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh. The movie would have had the famous “Senorita” dialogue in Bhojpuri.

The Aditya Chopra-directed film, which completed 1000 weeks last December, is still running at Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir.