23 years of DDLJ: SRK thanks fans for their love

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NEW DELHI: ‘Raj’ is one of the numerous screen names that superstar Shah Rukh Khan is synonymous with.  To commemorate 23 years of ‘Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ), King Khan took to Twitter to thank fans for falling in love with Raj and Simran (played by Kajol) and for keeping their “love story alive on the big screen for 1200 weeks non-stop.”

“A special journey that began 23 years ago, goes on even today. Your love has kept Raj & Simran’s story alive on the big screen for 1200 weeks non-stop. Thank u for falling in love with us so unconditionally for so many years! #23YearsOfDDLJ,” wrote the ‘Zero’ star.

Shah Rukh Khan has called Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge a special journey and thanked all the fans for keeping the film’s iconic characters Raj and Simran’s story alive. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completed 23 years of running on October 19. Shah Rukh on Tuesday tweeted, “A special journey that began 23 years ago, goes on even today. Your love has kept Raj and Simran’s story alive on the big screen for 1200 weeks non-stop. Thank u for falling in love with us so unconditionally for so many years!”

Yash Raj Films’ eternal classic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, directed by Aditya Chopra, re-defined romance in Indian cinema, making it the biggest hit of all time in the history of Bollywood. Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as the beautiful, innocent and loveable couple Raj and Simran, this Aditya Chopra film has gone on to make many records. Fondly called DDLJ by fans, the film is still running in theatres as it crossed 1200 weeks without an uninterrupted run at the iconic Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.

Aditya Chopra’s maiden film as director, DDLJ released on October 19, 1995. It won 10 Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director at the 1996 edition of the ceremony.

Earlier last week, the ‘Helicopter Eela’ star had taken to social media to mark the special occasion. She said that DDLJ will always be an incredibly special film.

“1200 weeks and still running! thank you all for all the love that you have been showering on #DDLJ for so many years! It was, it is and will always be an incredibly special film for all of us. @iamsrk @yrf #AdityaChopra,” read the tweet. (ANI)