Yash Raj Films (YRF) is planning to celebrate the eternal love story they have with their favourite in-house ‘Raj’ aka Shah Rukh Khan, on the occasion of the superstar’s 57th birthday on November 2, 2022. To commemorate SRK’s special day, YRF is launching the highly-awaited Pathaan’s teaser digitally and is also set to re-release their cult classic film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in select theatres across the country on that day.
Thanks to this double whammy, not only his die-hard fans but even the film industry and trade, which has taken quite the hit recently, is waiting with bated breath for the YRF-produced Pathaan to set the box office on fire.
That’s not all, the production house has another birthday surprise up its sleeve. A source shared, “YRF will re-release Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge on November 2. It is the longest running film in the history of cinema. And it’s produced by YRF. Hence, they felt that it’ll be a fine ode to the star and a treat to the fans.”
The pop-culture defining Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, which was released on October 20, 1995, has been uninterruptedly running in Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir cinema for 27 years, except during the lockdown.
“Besides Maratha Mandir, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge on November 2 will be screened in several PVR properties across the country. What’s more, the rates will be nominal and tickets for most shows will be available for Rs. 100 and Rs. 112. The bookings have already begun online. At present, PVR theatres in 8 cities, namely, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Kanpur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Pune and Surat have begun bookings. More cities will be added in the days to come. Also, the plan is to increase shows in the aforementioned 8 cities,” the source from the production house added.
With Pathaan’s trailer scheduled to release and DDLJ back on the silver screens, what better way is there to celebrate one of Bollywood’s most iconic and loved actor’s birthdays?
Apart from Shah Rukh Khan, the Siddharth Anand-directed Pathaan also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The movie is going to be part of YRF’s ambitious spy universe. Additionally, Salman Khan will make a cameo appearance as RAW agent Tiger in Pathaan, which releases in cinemas on January 25, 2023.