“I think DDLJ is timeless because everybody identifies somewhere down the line with Simran and with Raj. I think they just like these characters a lot. They have liked them for years and years now and it’s one of those things that you always like and probably will always like,” the actor said.
The character played by the actor, Simran, redefined the portrayal of women on screen. Simran was traditional yet modern in her outlook and was hugely relatable to people. However, the ‘Dilwale’ actor found the character a ‘little boring’ but on the second thought, she found her a ‘little old-fashioned but cool’.
“I thought Simran was a little boring, to be honest, but I recognised her. I realised there is a lot of Simran in almost everybody we know, there is always that wanting to do the right thing in someone. A lot of people don’t do the right thing but we always want to do that. You want to get that approval, you want to get that feeling of you are approved of and that you are doing something right in the world. So, yes Simran was like that. I thought she was just cool, a little old-fashioned but cool,” she explained.
The iconic on-screen duo, Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan have made generations of Indians fall in love with the idea of romance and it started with ‘DDLJ’. Kajol revealed what she loved about Simran and Raj.
She continued, “We were shooting for ‘DDLJ’ and we never thought that we were making this. We just thought we were going to make a really cool film together and hopefully, it will be a hit film and we were all crossing our fingers that the music will do well, etc but I do not think anyone of us ever realized the kind of impact the film would have on people when they saw it.”
‘DDLJ’ is one of the biggest all-time blockbusters in the history of Hindi cinema. It also went on to become the longest-running Hindi film of all time as it has been playing in theatres for 25 years.