NEW DELHI: Like his predecessor Obama, this US President, too, mentioned DDLJ in his speech.
“Senorita, bade bade deshon mein… you know what I mean,” Obama had said to a huge round of applause.
Trump, too, referred to this movie in his speech at Gujarat’s Motera stadium.
“All over the planet, people take great joy in scenes of bhangra, music, dance, romance and drama… and classic Indian films like DDLJ and Sholay… You cheer on great cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli,” he said.
“This is the country that produces nearly 2,000 movies a year from the hub of genius and creativity known as Bollywood,” he added.
Yash Raj Films tweeted:
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He spoke about friendship he shares with Modi and the growing relations between India and the US.
The love story of Raj (SRK) and Simran (Kajol) showcased in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, fondly called DDLJ by fans. For every 90s kid, it redefined romance became an instant hit. The film was backed by an ensemble cast including actors like Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalai, Satish Shah, Mandira Bedi, and others.
At the 1996 edition of the awards ceremony, it won several awards including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director. After 24 years of its release, the film continues to run in Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.
DDLJ narrates the moving love story of Raj and Simran. On a vacation in Europe, the young hearts fall in love. Thereafter, Simran’s father takes her back to India to marry her to another boy as promised.
It was Aditya Chopra’s maiden film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completed 24 years of running on October 19, 2019.