When Shah Rukh nearly refused DDLJ
With arms wide open, Shah Rukh Khan redefined romance as Raj in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, but the superstar says he nearly refused the film as he found the role too “girlish”.
Shah Rukh revealed this in the “Making of DDLJ” documentary, released to mark 20th anniversary of the film.
Directed by Aditya Chopra, the romance drama also starred Kajol, Mandira Bedi, Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri and Farida Jalal.
The one-hour documentary features unseen footages, behind the scenes shots and interviews of the cast and crew.
Shah Rukh, confessed his apprehensions of starring in a romantic film.
He also shared how, just before starting the film, he was undergoing a low phase due to his sister’s illness.