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Kajol and SRK Bronze DDLJ Statues to be Unveiled in London

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge celebrates its 25th anniversary with bronze statues of actors Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan to be unveiled at London’s Leicester Square.

The statue of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’s Raj and Simran will be showcased alongside nine other cinema hits including Harry Potter, Laurel and Hardy, Bugs Bunny, Mary Poppins, Mr Bean, Paddington, Wonder Woman, Batman and Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain.

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Simran and Raj from the blockbuster Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ)

“It’s fantastic to be adding such titans of international cinema as Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol to our trail. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the most successful and important Bollywood films of all time, and it’s exciting to be able to bring to the trail the first film that actually features Leicester Square as a location. This statue is a fitting tribute to the global popularity of Bollywood and the cultural bridges that cinema can help build, and we’re in no doubt it will attract fans from all around the world,” said Mark Williams, Director of Destination Marketing at Heart of London Business Alliance.

Directed by Aditya Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge released on October 20, 1995.

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Source: Indian Express

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