Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol once spoke candidly about the extensive efforts it took to film a brief scene in DDLJ, revealing that it required more than 17 takes and three camera magazines.
Besides being regarded as one of the most beloved on-screen pairs of all time, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol also enjoy a remarkably strong bond in their personal lives. Whenever they appear together, they never fail to bring joy to the audience by seizing every chance to playfully tease each other or express their affection openly.
Though Abbas–Mustan’s Baazigar is the first film they did together, it is Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge that holds a unique place in the hearts of movie enthusiasts. The film also stands out as an immensely celebrated romantic masterpiece in the history of Indian cinema.
Nevertheless, the filming of DDLJ posed its challenges, even with Yash Chopra as the producer, as the lead actors found it difficult to maintain composure and would often break into laughter at unexpected moments
During an earlier interview, both SRK and Kajol spoke candidly about the extensive efforts it took to film a brief scene in DDLJ, revealing that it required more than 17 takes and three camera magazines.
The scene being referred to here is the one where Simran (Kajol) wakes up after a drunken evening in Raj’s (SRK) bed. To trick her into believing they spent the night together, Raj shows her some lipstick marks on his chest.
“Right from the beginning of filming that scene, we found it incredibly funny. Surprisingly, when we attempted to film it seriously, it became even more comical. Adding to the hilarity, the shirt I wore had a zipper that made a strange sound whenever I opened it, making us burst into laughter even more. Though similar incidents occurred during other scenes too, this one was exceptionally funny,” Shah Rukh Khan told
Kajol, on the other hand, clarified that there was nothing technically wrong with the zipper and that they simply found it “unnecessarily funny”. “It took us three magazines to shoot that scene. Adi was so angry,” she added. Shah Rukh revealed even Yash Chopra got upset and “started shouting”. He said that even today if one looks closely, one can see him and Kajol smiling a bit through their eyes.
DDLJ marked the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra, son of veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, known as the King of Romance in Hindi cinema. The 1995 film, also starring the late Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, and Anupam Kher, was released at a time when India had opened up to liberalization.