The ‘Dilwale’ who wear their hearts on their sleeves

Shah Rukh and Kajol get candid at upcoming film’s trailer launch

Our Correspondent November 10, 2015
Kriti Sanon of Heropanti fame said the film has been a great learning experience for her. PHOTOS: PUBLICITY

KARACHI: As Bollywood fans the world over await the release of Dilwale with bated breath, the film’s makers have revealed a little something for them to revel in. According to a press release, director Rohit Shetty and team recently unveiled the trailer of the film, with the film’s entire cast present to rejoice over the occasion. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, who have long been lauded for their onscreen chemistry, especially in the blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, will once again star opposite each other in a film that promises to be a family entertainer.

SRK considers Dilwale a “wonderful filmmaking experience” and hopes the team’s efforts will bear fruit. “I’ve never enjoyed myself this much while shooting for a film. Right from reuniting with Kajol after a long gap to shooting heavy-duty action sequences, it was all a delight,” he said. Kajol feels the film is extremely special, not just for what it offers but also because of the people she has worked with. “I had a great time working on the film, especially with Shah Rukh and, of course, Rohit. I think everybody will have a great time watching it, just as we had a great time making it,” she shared.

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Also gracing the event were actors Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Featuring onscreen romances between actors both old and new, the film offers a diverse mix. “Dilwale is a coming together of all generations. It’s the biggest family film ever made in Indian cinema. And I feel lucky to be a part of it,” said Varun of Student of the Year fame.

He shared how thrilled he was to be roped in for a film helmed by Rohit and featuring superstars. “I’ve always been a big Rohit Shetty fan. But I never expected to do a Rohit Shetty film with Shah Rukh sir and Kajol ma’am. They’re amazing actors and to work with them is something no one has done in my generation,” he stated.

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Kriti, who made her Bollywood debut opposite Tiger Shroff in Heropanti, said the film has been nothing short of a great learning experience for her. “I feel blessed to have gotten such a big opportunity so soon in my career. Now that we have put up the first look, I can’t wait for Dilwale to release. I truly wish all our efforts pay off upon the release of the movie.”

Content with the buzz Dilwale has generated so far, Rohit said, “After the great response we got from our association with Chennai Express, Mr Khan and I wanted to gift something special to our audience.” He added, “Dilwale is not just an another film for me and my team but a soulful journey that’s being helmed by courageous hearts to create magic onscreen.” SRK went on to say, “I’m glad to be sharing the trailer with you guys as it will give you a perfect taste of the fun, family film that Rohit has made.”

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The cast also arrived in style on the red carpet, stepping out of Dilip Chabbria designer cars, which was followed by the unveiling of the trailer. Cast members Varun Sharma, Boman Irani, Johnny Lever and Sanjay Mishra also attended the trailer launch, which included a display of modified designer cars, a concept that the film explores.

Dilwale is a family entertainer with dashes of action, romance and comedy. Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Productions, the film is slated for release on December 18.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th, 2015.

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