Iconic in each sense of the phrase, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge, which completes 25 years of it is launch on October 20, stays the benchmark for romantic movies in India. Written and directed by the then debutant Aditya Chopra, the movie starred Shah Rakh Khan and Kajol, and broke a number of information upon its launch. But little do individuals know that it was additionally the first movie in Indian cinema to produce a making of the complete undertaking!
Actor Uday Chopra, brother of Aditya, was in truth the one who shot the complete behind-the-scenes (BTS). He reveals, “Adi wished to do one thing that nobody had ever executed earlier than in India with DDLJ. He requested me to be in-charge of directing the ‘making’ and since this had not been executed earlier than, I had to just about invent how to go about it. Having simply returned from movie college in California, I made a decision this may be an excellent alternative to strive my hand at one other side of film-making. ”
This meant that the 47-year-old was not solely an assistant, but additionally the videographer for the footage. Chopra remembers that he would have a digicam in one hand, and the clap in the different, with a utility belt to hold all the batteries, charging cables and spare components.
“I was fairly a sight on set! The benefit, which I later found was that each one the artists had been very snug with me being proper in their faces and this made for some actually fascinating and intimate pictures, which helped the BTS footage tremendously, ”he says.
The actor goes on to add that not simply that, DDLJ’s behind the scenes footage was additionally telecast on Doordarshan, once more marking a first.
“The channel made a special show out of the exclusive content that was shared to them. When the making aired, we got tons of wishes and it was a huge validation for trying to do something new for audiences. DDLJ’s BTS was an eye opener for the industry to do the same going forward, ”says Chopra.
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