It has been 23 years but Maratha Mandir is still in love with 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', which completed an uninterrupted run of 1,200 weeks at the iconic Mumbai theater.
The 1995 film saw Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol emerge as romantic heartthrobs in Bollywood, with stellar performances by Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Anupam Kher, Satish Shah, and Himani Shivpuri, among others.
Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his gratitude for the love and adulation.
"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 you for falling in love with us so unconditionally for so many years! #23YearsOfDDLJ," he tweeted.
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— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 23, 2018
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— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) October 20, 2018
Fondly called 'DDLJ', the film is remembered for its picturesque European locales and Punjab's mustard-fields, which went to become one of the many signatures of the film.
Songs like 'Na Jaane Mere', 'Tujhe Dekha', and 'Ruk Ja' by Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, and Kumar Sanu on memorable tunes by Jatin-Lalit still rule the hearts of die-hard romantics.
The film completed 20 years in 2015.
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