MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan – Kajol starrer Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ), which was released on 20 October, 1995, has run for a record 572 weeks. A formal dinner held in Mumbai on 3 October to celebrate the same, witnessed the wh’s who of Bollywood in full attendance.
The reception, graced by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, as chief guest and Switzerland Tourism Board Member Marco Solari as guest of honour, was to felicitate Yash Chopra’s blockbuster DDLJ’s unit for the successful running of their film for 500+ weeks.
It was hosted by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai and Switzerland Tourism and saw mementos being presented by the two luminaries to the movie’s director and his executive producer wife, Yash and Pamela Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Lata Mangeshkar.
Mandira Bedi, Farida Jalal, Anupam Kher, Satish Shah, Parmeet Sethi and Achala Sachdev completed the awardees’ list. A moment of poignancy reigned when the awards for the late Anand Bakshi and late Amrish Puri were collected by their sons.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, among the numerous films to be shot in the scenic locales of
This National Award winning film, directed by Aditya Chopra, is to date certainly the biggest love story to be shot on foreign locales. The connection between the record of over non-stop 500 weeks from its release – incidentally, on the 25th anniversary of Yash Raj Films (October 1995) – and blissful
The guests were welcomed by the Ambassador of Switzerland in
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The Ambassador of Switzerland had an inter-cultural metaphor to add, “They say that in Hindi films, the violence takes place in
Yash Chopra’s Romance with
Cyril Jost, from Film Location Switzerland, had flown in from
Besides the DDLJ awardees, other personalities spotted at this event included members of the film producer fraternity Mukesh Bhatt, Vashu Bhagnani, Boney Kapoor accompanied with his wife, Sridevi, Bipasha Basu, Nitin Mukesh, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu and Mumtaz.
Mumbai’s business world was represented by Mahendra Sanghi, Simone Tata, Gautam Singhania,