Filmmaker Aditya Chopra is all set to make his debut as a director on Broadway with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge-inspired Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical. Produced by Yash Raj Movies, the musical stars Austin Colby and Shoba Narayan, and casting a British actor within the position made iconic by Shah Rukh Khan hasn’t gone down effectively with some followers. Additionally Learn: When Kajol revealed DDLJ director Aditya Chopra was ‘so disgusted’ with her over a scene
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was launched in 1995 and launched Shah Rukh into superstardom. It gave Shah Rukh his romantic hero picture that he made his personal over the subsequent 20 years. The movie was directed by Aditya Chopra and likewise starred Kajol, Amrish Puri, Parmeet Sethi, Mandira Bedi and Anupam Kher with Farida Jalal. Shah Rukh’s character Raj is taken into account one of the vital iconic romantic heroes in Indian cinema historical past.
Austin will essay lead position of Rog Mandel. Within the unique movie, which was launched in 1995, Shah Rukh Khan performed the lead and his character’s title was Raj. Earlier this month, Austin introduced the information on his Instagram deal with and wrote, “A couple of months in the past, I had by no means heard of the movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) or identified of it’s international impression. I’m in awe of this lovely love story, celebrating Bollywood movie at it’s best. And now, to have workshopped Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical underneath the unique director, Aditya Chopra, and trusted with the position of Raj (now Rog) to convey Bollywood to Broadway as a reimagined, inclusive cultural expertise will undoubtedly be the best honor of my profession. I hope I make you proud, @iamsrk.”
Whereas Austin is hoping to make Shah Rukh proud together with his tackle Raj (apologies, Rog), followers of the actor aren’t too happy. Creator Aseem Chhabra tweeted, “However what’s the sense of watching DDLJ, the stage musical with out @iamsrk and @itsKajolD?” Others have been extra scathing of their evaluation. One fan tweeted, “DDLJ musical on Broadway, I hope you get shafted, I hope you keep in improvement hell, I hope you understand that no white man will ever be SRK.” One other tweet learn, “Having a white man enjoying the position of Raj Malhotra within the DDLJ musical is totally and completely unacceptable.”
In the meantime, Simran–both the character and actor enjoying her–remains Indian. Shoba will essay the position of Simran which was initially performed by Kajol. The actor made her Broadway debut with Natasha, Pierre & The Nice Comet of 1812. She has additionally appeared in Rising Up Smith, Quantico, Halal within the Household; Gossip Woman, Coin Heist and Mistress America. The musical additionally stars Irvine Iqbal as Baldev (initially performed by Amrish Puri), Rupal Pujara as Lajjo (initially performed by Farida Jalal), and Vishal Vaidya as Ajit (initially performed by Satish Shah).
Apparently, Aditya Chopra initially conceptualised DDLJ with a white man within the lead. He had revealed in an interview years in the past that he initially wished to make Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge with Hollywood star Tom Cruise.
Primarily based on an unique story by Aditya Chopra, the musical will function lyrics by Laurence Olivier Award-winner Nell Benjamin of Legally Blonde and Imply Women fame. Music director duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani will compose the music, whereas Emmy winner Rob Ashford will choreograph with affiliate choreographer Shruti Service provider. Shruti is the youthful sister of choreographer Vaibhavi Service provider.
Based on the official web site, the musical could have a world premiere on the Outdated Globe Theatre in San Diego. The musical begins performances from September 1 to October 16, 2022, with the official opening on September 14.