Yashraj’s ‘DDLJ’ romance goes ‘Befikre’, but makes hearts beat just the same | Bollywood Bubble

Yashraj’s ‘DDLJ’ romance goes ‘Befikre’, but makes hearts beat just the same

Yashraj’s ‘DDLJ’ romance goes ‘Befikre’, but makes hearts beat just the same

Yashraj Romance, DDLJ Befikre

DDLJ (1995): Raj flirts, Simran refutes, none cross the line, and eventually fall head over heels in love, in spite of being polar opposites.

Befikre (2016): Dharam and Shyra, carefree in Paris, agree to a no strings attached relationship, calling nineties a passé.

Yashraj, a banner that has been teaching eternal romance since decades. From the white flowing sarees of ‘Chandni’ to the students who broke the barriers of love in ‘Mohabbatein’, from love across the border passing tests of time in ‘Veer Zaara’, to even the love that came across again and again in ‘Hum Tum’, this is one banner that has showcased many forms of the emotion, drenching us in its warmth. None can forget the legend that ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaynge’ went on to become. And now, the same banner is back with ‘Befikre’, a romance that breaks all the shackles and barriers, and basically everything that the earlier movies of Yashraj held sacred.

The name of the movie, its posters, and the promotional song ‘Labon Ka Karobaar’ itself suggested that it is not your mushy and sweet romance that Yashraj is identified with. The trailer just confirmed it. With striptease, one night stands, casual s*x with no strings, and a healthy dosage of kissing scenes thrown in, all the barriers are broken with this one. The Heroine is not a shy one, she has liberated herself s*xually and verbally. Yet, surprisingly, the hero remains the same. Be it the Raj of ‘DDLJ’ or Dharam of ‘Befikre’, they are still the same, goofy, flirty, and looking for some casual fling. While Raj ended up falling for Simran, whether or not Dharam will fall for Shyra, is still to be seen. Both of them are smitten by the actress on first sight, yet while Raj sought pleasure in teasing the hell out of Simran, our lad Dharam is surprised and delighted in finding someone with similar mindset, for Shyra isn’t Simran.

The only character like Shyra who we remember in ‘DDLJ’ was Simran’s friend Sheena. So basically, the heroine does not need an avant-garde friend anymore, as they have coalesced to form one being. Maybe Shyra will be Sheena in first half, and Simran in the second half, as given the trend, we are hoping she will fall in love. Again, this is just a speculation. Aditya Chopra is back to being behind the director’s seat so you never know what might be in front of our screens, when the movie gets released.

The ‘Befikre’ trailer had nothing new to offer, at least nothing that we have not seen before in Hollywood, but still had a fresh vibe to it, which might be because of the talent of two actors, Ranveer Singha and Vaani Kapoor, coupled with the mastermind of Aditya Chopra. However, what has astounded us most is that it comes from the house of Yashraj, whose last, very similar outing, ended up in a disaster (*coughs*Neal and Nikki*coughs*), though that one was more a result of disastrous performances and poor technical aspects. We certainly don’t expect that, especially when the director is Aditya Chopra.

Well, Yashraj certainly dared to helm the concept of live in, in a quite realistic and down to earth manner. Remember ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’? The movie was a hit and it was a very cleverly done concept, presented just in the way that many couples would relate to it. That, was a revolutionary step by Yashraj, indeed, even though it had newcomers in it.

Anyway, Yashraj has really come a long way since the days of ‘DDLJ’, and the best way to prove it? Take these dialogues from the 1995 and the 2016 romance.

DDLJ (1995) – Raj agar ye tujhe pyar karti hai to ye palat ke dekhegi. Palat, palat, palat…

Befikre (2016) – Palatne nahi wala hai. Palatne ka wait to nineties me karte the log, I was just checking out his ass.

Phew, from Parvati to Pooh, let’s see how these ‘Befikre’ fare on our hearts.

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Dear Priyanka, it’s high time you starred in a Bollywood Film…

Dear Priyanka,

January 25, 2018, I went to a theatre to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. It was a first day, first show. I was keen to see what the director had to offer, after ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Well, I was quite impressed with ‘Padmaavat’ thanks to the spectacular vision of SLB. Even the actors left a mark. While Ranveer Singh’s Khilji act was outstanding, Deepika Padukone looked stunning as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh impressed us. However, I felt there was something missing in the film, an ‘X – Factor’ that was there in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but not in ‘Padmaavat’. I couldn’t put things together as what was that one thing missing in ‘Padmaavat’.

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Finally, after wracking my brains and heart for a few days, a box office comparison article on ‘Padmaavat’ VS ‘Bajirao Mastani’ finally gave me the answer I was looking for. It was you, Priyanka Chopra. The ‘X-factor’ in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was missing from the magnum opus and now a Rs 250 crore plus profitable film ‘Padmaavat’. The subtle yet a powerful performance that you gave in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

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I then literally went and checked out other dialogue promos of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that featured you, and understood that not just ‘Padmaavat’, an ‘X – Factor’ from Bollywood has been missing. Bollywood is missing Priyanka Chopra, who is not just a pretty face, but a performer who can make us sit back and notice her.

Your last Bollywood movie was a 2016 release ‘Jai Gangaajal’. Though you were excellent in the film, your ‘Bajirao Mastani’ performance overpowers every other last release of yours.

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There’s no doubt that Priyanka, you are making India proud internationally with the ‘Quantico’ series and three Hollywood films in your kitty, but Bollywood needs you too. Its been more than two years, that your fans are waiting for you to announce your next Bollywood film. We have heard a lot about the films you might take up, SLB’s ‘Gustakhiyan’, Kalpana Chawla biopic, Rakesh Sharma biopic and ‘Fanney Khan’. However, till date, none have been announced as your next Bollywood project.

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Priyanka, it’s definitely high time that you come back to Bollywood, not just for your fans but for Bollywood. I am not saying that Bollywood can’t work without Priyanka and movies won’t be made. But, then the silver screen is missing a performer like you.

After all, as your songs goes, “Dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl, Ain’t nobody like my DESI GIRL.”

A guy who misses you on big screen

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Alia's 'hike' affair, Ranbir's 'Dilli Wali Girlfriend' and endless rebound reports. Justified?

It has been confirmed that one of Bollywood’s cutest couples, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have parted ways. Breakups are always hard, be it a celeb or a commoner; but looks like it is harder for stars as rumours always find a way to rub salt into their wounds.

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Just few days back, Alia was being linked to her ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor, over a comment made by Manish Malhotra on Neha Dhupia‘s Vogue BFFs, and now, according to some reports, Alia is getting close to Hike messenger founder Kavin Mittal. And the base for these reports seem as baseless as the reports that were going rounds regarding Ranbir’s affiliation with a Delhi-based girl, if you remember. (Also Check: Watch: Alia Bhatt spotted with her friend at Pali Village café)

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Alia and Kavin met at the World Economic Forum in 2017, and since then have been good friends. In fact, even the sources of such reports have confirmed just the friendship, but have gone on to add that friendship can evolve into something else, you never know.

Sometimes, it's nice just to do nothing #kashmir #roadtrip

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Well, that’s just a very absurd prediction to make. What a relationship evolves into or not, is something totally based on probabilities and circumstances. And unless there is any incident to prove that something is brewing between two people, how can anyone go on to speculate that two people are dating, or even can date. Can they just not be friends?

This does take us back to the time when Ranbir Kapoor had broken up with Katrina Kaif, and soon after, reports of him dating a Delhi-based girl has surfaced. Of course, those were busted soon after, when it came to foray that she was just a fan who requested for a selfie. Unnecessary negative publicity for both of them.

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Makes one wonder, as to where does the fine line between truth and speculation blur, so as to give birth to blatant lies. They say there is no fire without spark, but what’s the status of statements that have been created out of thin air, pushed out of context, with feelings and logics thrown out of the window? Something to ponder about.

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