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  • DDLJ released in 1995
  • Its title is ‘Come… Fall in Love’. DDLJ – Musical’
  • The Broadway show will be produced by Chopra’s Yash Raj Films

When Aditya Chopra presented the love story of Raj and Simran in 1995, and now 26 years later, the story is set to be chronicled as a Broadway musical. Aditya Chopra announced on Saturday that he will be making his Broadway debut as a director with a musical version of the classic romance film. The filmmaker is “extremely nervous and incredibly excited” about the Broadway musical and feels “23 again (at the same age as I directed DDLJ)”. He said in a note shared with the media, “I am a hardcore cinema man, I have never done theater in my life and here I am trying to fulfill the craziest ambition of my life. “

Backed by Yash Raj Films, ddlj, as it is known by, is considered one of the historical films in Indian cinema. The romance drama, which released on October 20, 1995, propelled its lead stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol to stardom and made them one of the most loved onscreen jodis.

Topic come on…fall in love. NS DDLJ – MusicThe Broadway show will be produced by Chopra’s Yash Raj Films. Based on an origin story by Aditya Chopra, the musical will feature book and lyrics by Laurence Olivier Award-winner Nell Benjamin. legally Blonde And mean girlsfame.

Music director duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani will serve as composers, while Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford will choreograph with associate choreographer Shruti Merchant. Tony winner Derek MacLaine, who previously worked on the musical: Moulin Rouge! Hairspray Live! And 33 Variations, will design the set with music supervision by Bill Sherman. Adam Zotovich will executive produce the Broadway musical.

Come on… fall in love. DDLJ – Music Will take the stage in the 2022ā€“2023 Broadway season, with a world premiere at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego in September 2022. A global casting search, led by Duncan Stewart of Stewart/Whitley Casting and Shanu, Casting Head, Yash Raj Films, will soon begin. Sharma.

In his note, Aditya Chopra recalled his earliest memory of attending a Broadway show in 1985, when his filmmaker father Yash Chopra took him and his brother Uday Chopra to their “first musical theater experience”.

“The lights dimmed, the curtains rose and what unfolded over the next 3 hours left me speechless and stunned. Now, until then, I was a kid who was an avid fan and what I loved the most was the big screen. Indian blockbuster.

“But what I saw on stage that day blew my mind. I couldn’t believe such a spectacle could be made live on stage,” he said. Aditya Chopra said that what resonated with him was that musical theater was similar to Indian films.

“It wasn’t just the fact that the two use songs to tell a story, it was much more than that, it was the feeling they created that was exactly the same. The burst of colours, the high drama, the passionate singing, the impeccable dance , a classic story, a happy ending. It filled me with the same joy and emotions that a good Indian film does.” I then realized that the world was different, different languages, Western musical theater and Indian films were two long lost Lovers are within time.”

the filmmaker said Come on… fall in love. DDLJ – Music The most ambitious project of his life. “I am reuniting two long-lost lovers, Broadway Musical and Indian Films,” he said. Chopra also revealed that he initially wanted to make The brave hearted will take away the bride With Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

But eventually made the film in Hindi with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as the lead stars. “The film made history and changed my and many others’ lives forever. But not many people know that I never intended to make it. ddlj in Hindi.

“As a 23-year-old young man heavily influenced by Hollywood and American pop culture, I thought I’d make some Indian films and then I’d head off to Hollywood and work with Tom Cruise for English-speaking audiences around the world. I’ll make DDLJ for it. Man. Apparently it didn’t happen.”

The filmmaker, however, is happy for his Hindi debut which gave him his “identity” and embarked on an amazing journey and says he will always be grateful. “26 years later I’m going back to my original vision of the story of DDLJ, the love story of an American boy and an Indian girl, a love story of two cultures… two worlds.

“But this time the medium is not cinema but theater. After 26 years I will be directing DDLJ again, but this time as an English-language Broadway musical for audiences around the world,” he added. Aditya Chopra said he may be nervous but he is relying on a fantastic team that has worked to develop “this passion project” for the past three years. “I’ve learned so much from him and discovered the incredible talent that the Broadway community has. I feel 23 again, at the same age as I directed DDLJ.

ā€œI am once again a student, each and every one of my team members in the world of theater is more experienced than me, I am a rookie and I am loving every moment of it. I am all set to learn from these amazing theaters Explore, create and enjoy the magical world of artists and Broadway musicals.” nel benjamin said The brave hearted will take away the bride He was introduced to the world of Indian cinema.

ā€œI was overjoyed to be approached for music and I hope my work will help everyone with Simran and Rog fall in love and their journey to love across multiple cultures.ā€ The world has always been a bit more culturally understood. can use, and I can’t wait to sit in the theater with audiences who share the joy and wonder Come Fall in Love: The DDLJ Musical,” she added.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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