It was hiscareer-defining role. As Raj Malhotra in “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge”(DDLJ),Shah Rukh Khan won over legions of fans andspawned clones as well. And now, as we have learnt, the actor is set to revisithis iconic role in the film that marks the return of the high priest of romanceto the genre. Out of the two different looks SRK sports in Yash Chopra'sto-be-titled next, one is strikingly similar to that of Raj in DDLJ.
A source close to the project revealed, "The story takes a major leap ofabout 15 to 18 years. In the first part of the film, SRK will be seen as ayoung carefree youngster romancing KatrinaKaif. In the second part, he will be shown as a 40-plus man that is close tothe way he looks now."
Aditya Chopra, who has written the script, thought SRK has a huge connect withhis fans, especially from his DDLJ days and insisted on a looksimilar to his character in the film.
"Although no one quite knows the story of Yashji's film, it is now knownthat SRK will have two distinct looks. The second one, that of a man in his40's, will be similar to the way he looks now. A lot of work will go intomaking SRK look exactly like Raj of DDLJ. SRK is very excited to play hisyounger self, and some of those portions have already been shot inLondon," informed the source.
When contacted, the official spokesperson of YRF confirmed the news. Meanwhile,the film is all set for release during Diwali and work is in full swing, saidthe source, adding that since it is Yashji's comeback film, no stone is beingleft unturned to make it the biggest blockbuster of the year.