Mumbai: The Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, is all set to finish 25 years in Hindi cinema on October 20. Actor Uday Chopra, who was an assistant on the set, recalled how the movie began the development of Behind The Scene (BTS) movies in Bollywood.
DDLJ, because the movie is popularly identified, marked the directorial debut of Uday’s elder brother Aditya Chopra, referred to as Adi in Bollywood circles.
“Adi wished to do one thing that nobody had ever carried out earlier than in India with DDLJ. He requested me to be accountable for directing the ‘making’, and since this had not been carried out earlier than, I needed to just about invent go about it. Having simply returned from movie college in California, I made a decision this might be an incredible alternative to strive my hand at one other side of filmmaking,” Uday stated.
He added: “The very first thing we would have liked was numerous footage on set and again then S-VHS was the one viable choice. So, aside from being an assistant on the set I additionally grew to become the videographer for the BTS footage!”
Uday shared that he would actually have a digicam in a single hand and the clap within the different, with a utility belt to maintain batteries, charging cables and different spare elements.
“I used to be fairly a sight on the set! The benefit, which I later found was that each one artists have been very snug with me being proper of their faces! This made for some actually attention-grabbing and intimate pictures, which helped the BTS footage tremendously,” he recalled.
“DDLJ was the movie that began a development which is now popularly known as BTS or Behind The Scenes. Again then, we simply known as it ‘The Making’,” knowledgeable Uday.
Launched in 1995, the movie is directed by Aditya Chopra. The story revolves across the characters Raj and Simran, who meet throughout a visit throughout Europe and fall in love.