Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic Raj has been renamed to Rob within the DDLJ musical. The musical is being directed by Aditya Chopra.
DDLJ musical casts white man as Shah Rukh Khan’s Raj.
- DDLJ musical is being directed by Aditya Chopra.
- Shah Rukh Khan’s Raj has been reimagined as Rob, to be performed by Austin Cobley.
- DDLJ musical will launch in September this 12 months.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s iconic movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is being remade right into a musical within the West. The 1995 launch continues to get pleasure from reputation in India and the world over and is actually an iconic movie. DDLJ is being remade right into a Broadway-aimed manufacturing, Come Fall In Love- The DDLJ Musical, and followers will not be blissful. The reason is the makers have forged a white man as Shah Rukh Khan’s Raj within the musical. Raj shall be performed by Austin Colby and the character has been renamed from Raj to Roger Mandel aka Rog.
AUSTIN COLBY TO PLAY RAJ IN DDLJ MUSICAL
However, Simran, that was initially performed by Kajol, shall be performed by Indian American actor Shoba Narayan. The character identify for her will stay unchanged. Celeb chef Vikas Khanna was amongst those that expressed his disappointment over this. He wrote in a collection of tweets, “I bought tremendous excited after I buddies knowledgeable that DDLJ (my fav movie) was approaching Broadway. We determined to fly. Then I learn that ICONIC Raj is performed by Austin Colby as Rog Mandel. I would by no means see THIS.”
Raj is our childhood, youth, love & delight.
Many Westerners won’t ever perceive what DDLJ means to us.
I simply noticed HOUSEFULL present of @kiterunnerbway on BROADWAY w all coloured forged. It acquired standing applause.
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) August 3, 2022
ABOUT DDLJ MUSICAL
The musical is ready to open in San Diego on September 14, 2022. The musical is directed by Aditya Chopra, who directed the unique movie.
In an Instagram submit, Colby talked about that he wasn’t aware of the unique movie. “”Just a few months in the past, I had by no means heard of the movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) or recognized of it is international influence. I’m in awe of this stunning love story, celebrating Bollywood movie at it is best.”
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