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DDLJ’s fate to be decided Wednesday




Mumbai: “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (DDLJ) will continue to be screened at the iconic Maratha Mandir theatre here for at least another week. After a meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, among the theatre’s management and Yash Raj Films, the screening of the blockbuster might extend for another seven or eight weeks.

Two decades after its first show at the theatre, the Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer 1995 superhit is continuing its screening here until Wednesday. It was earlier reported that the film will stop screening Thursday but due to public demand, the screening has been continued.

“The screening for the film has been extended for a week. We have a meeting with Yash Raj Films on Wednesday, after which, the screening might be extended for another seven or eight weeks,” Manoj Desai, managing director of Maratha Mandir.

Due to reports of the film’s screening coming to an end, the turnout was a little less Friday but Desai insists the turnout on Saturday will be “higher”.

“The turnout on Friday was less due to the news of the screening being stopped but we’re expecting a higher turnout for tomorrow’s (Saturday) show,” he said.

The film has also been moved from the earlier 9.15 a.m. slot to 11.30 a.m. slot for now.

“DDLJ” is the story of a fun loving London-bred Punjabi boy Raj (Shah Rukh), and an NRI simpleton Simran (Kajol) who fall in love during a European tour. Love blossoms between them, but winning over the girl’s conservative family is not a cakewalk for the hero, who then makes every effort to take his ‘dulhania’ (bride) with him.

Produced by the late Yash Chopra, the film marked Aditya Chopra’s debut as a director and has set a record in the Indian film industry with an uninterrupted screening of 1009 weeks. It is the longest running film in the history of the Indian film industry.

“DDLJ” also features Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Anupam Kher and Mandira Bedi in pivotal roles.


Kapil Sharma and wife Ginni Chatrath blessed with a baby girl




Mumbai: Comedian Kapil Sharma and his wife Ginni Chatrath welcomed their first bundle of joy — a daughter.

Kapil on Tuesday took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife have become proud parents to a baby girl.

“Blessed to have a baby girl. Need your blessings. Love you all. Jai Mata Di,” he wrote.

Kapil and Ginni got married in December last year in Jalandhar at a traditional Punjabi ceremony. Their wedding was preceded by days of ceremonies and pre-marriage rituals, including a sangeet which saw their friends dance the night away.

Wishes poured in for comedian Kapil Sharma and wife, Ginni Chatrath, on Tuesday after the news of him being blessed with a baby girl was made public.

“Blessed to have a baby girl. Need your blessings. Love you all. Jai Mata Di,” he penned.

The tweet was immediately flooded with love and blessings from all over the film industry, cricketers, politicians and singers.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu congratulated him, commenting “Warmest congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl.”

Quick to congratulate was badminton star Saina Nehwal, followed by Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa writing, “Congrats my paji. I’m officially a Chacha now.”

Commenting on Kapil’s tweet Actress Rakulpreet Singh said: “Congratulationssssssss!! god bless the baby girl with all the happiness ?.”

Adding to the post was his co-actor, Kiku Sharda, who commented “Congratulations brother, so so happy for you , welcome to the little bundle of joy.”

Kapil got married to his close friend Ginni Chatrath in December last year.

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