October 23, 2012 10:42 IST
Kajol has many memories attached to Mr Yash Chopra and his film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Yash Chopra's production Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), the
directorial debut of his son Aditya, completed 17 years of a continuous
run at the Maratha Mandir theatre on Saturday just a day prior to Mr
Chopra's death on Sunday.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengey, which released on October 20,
1995, was Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan's career high. Playing Simran and
Raj, they became Bollywood's most loved on-screen couple and went on do
several other films together.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengey also changed the entire scenario for romantic movies.
For Kajol there are many memories attached to Mr Chopra and the film.
She says, "I am truly shocked. I don't know how to react or what to say.
He was a true veteran and an era is over with his passing. He will be
Yash Chopra had organised an event in February 2011, when the film
completed 800 weeks of running after theatre owner Manoj Desai had
stated that he had no plans to discontinue the screening.
In early 2011, a theatre strike threatened the film's uninterrupted
showing. Mr Chopra had contacted theatre owners to try and ensure that
the film's run would be unaffected. He wanted Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengey to go for over 1,000 weeks.