Mumbai: Aditya Chopra's film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge which was released in 1995 and has become one of India's most iconic films is soon going to have its musical version.
The musical will be titled "Come Fall In Love - The DDLJ Musical" and will mark Aditya Chopra's debut on Broadway.
The musical will be premiered worldwide at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in September 2022.
The news was shared on the official Instagram handle of Yash Raj Films. The caption read, "Aditya Chopra will mark his debut as a director on Broadway as he is set to direct #DilwaleDulhaniaLeJayenge again after 26 years! Titled Come Fall In Love - The DDLJ Musical, it is opening on Broadway in 2022 and is being produced by #YashRajFilms A stellar creative team of Indian and US based artists are coming together. Laurence Oliver Award-winner Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls) is penning lyrics! Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani are music composers. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford (Frozen, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse) will choreograph with associate choreographer Shruti Merchant. Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live!, 33 Variations) is on Scenic Design. It also features Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning Bill Sherman (In The Heights, Sesame Street, Hamilton) in Music Supervision. A global casting search begins shortly for this big budget musical."
The iconic Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, released in the year 1995, was produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films by Yash Chopra and marked Aditya Chopra's directorial debut. It starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles and also featured popular actors such as Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Parmeet Sethi and Mandira Bedi.