‘I am not Shah Rukh Khan’s Raj and will not pretend to be’ says Austin Cobly from DDLJ Musical


Yash Raj Movies produced DDLJ Musical will likely be out in September. The musical has been directed by Aditya Chopra himself, who additionally directed the 1995 Bollywood movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ). The unique movie starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol within the lead roles. The musical is titled ‘Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical.’ Lately, netizens weren’t pleased about Austin Cobly being roped in to play Shah Rukh Khan’s Raj within the musical. Not simply that, the character of Raj has been reimagined to be a white man by the title Rog, whereas Simran’s character stays unchanged.


Austin Cobly has responded to the comparisons and has clarified that he’s not going to faux to play Raj, the way in which Shah Rukh Khan did. He mentioned, “I am conscious what my involvement on this manufacturing means to many individuals and I utterly perceive its affect. I am not the Raj that Shah Rukh Khan made us fall in love with, nor will I ever faux to be.” He shared that he’s excited to be a part of the story and hopes that individuals like it as a lot as they do.

Austin additionally spoke about what he found about Indian tradition after watching the unique DDLJ. He added, “After watching ‘DDLJ,’ I used to be full of pleasure, peering via a window into the wealthy world of Indian tradition. It’s overwhelming to completely course of ‘DDLJ’s affect on each Indian and world audiences, touching hearts and altering lives.”


He thanked Aditya Chopra for trusting him and mentioned, “What an honor for me to be part of bringing ‘Come Fall In Love’ to the American theater viewers and entrusted with this duty by the unique director, Aditya Chopra. Listening to him speak about his imaginative and prescient for this musical is inspiring and one thing I really consider in.”

Then again, Aditya Chopra, in an announcement, shared, “26 years later I am going again to my authentic imaginative and prescient of the story of DDLJ, a love story of an American boy and an Indian lady, a love story of two cultures two worlds. However this time the medium will not be cinema however theatre. 26 years later I will likely be directing DDLJ over again however this time as an English language Broadway musical for a worldwide viewers.”

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