It’s good news for all ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ) fans – the cult love story, which was supposed to be taken down from Maratha Mandir on Thursday after the 9:15 am show, will be shown for one more week.
The final decision would be taken after a meeting with Yash Raj films’ head and director of the movie Aditya Chopra.
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Earlier in the day, it was reported that ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles, would be taken down from Maratha Mandir, where it has been running since its release on October 19, 1995.
The movie, which won 10 Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director at the 1996 edition of the ceremony, had been running uninterrupted at this single-theatre cinema hall at its usual playing time slot of 11:30 am.
Manoj Desai, owner of G7 Multiples and Gaiety Galaxy and the managing director of Maratha Mandir had said, “Yes, it’s true that we have pulled down the show. Today (Thursday) morning show was the last show of DDLJ at Maratha Mandir. The morning show which was the last show of DDLJ had an audience of 210.”
The audience were not happy with this sudden decision of bringing the curtains down on the movie and had been taking to social networking sites to express their disappointment. The theatre was also apparently flooded with phone calls by the fans after the “last show” of the movie at 9:15 am.
‘Maratha Mandir’ and ‘Evergreen DDLJ’ started trending on Twitter in no time.
The fans’ outcry might have worked and the authorities decided to retain the movie for a week more. The meeting with Aditya Chopra shall decide the further action.