Anaita Shroff Adajania in stills from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Anaita Shroff Adajania on playing Kajol’s friend Sheena in DDLJ: ‘I did it for a laugh and a paid holiday to Europe’

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has accomplished 25 years of its launch on Tuesday and your entire solid and crew of the movie are completely satisfied to reminisce fond reminiscences of the making of the movie. Among them is Bollywood stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania, who had performed the position of Kajol’s good friend Sheena within the movie. She has now shared a boomerang video and some stills to remind her followers of her pivotal position together with treasured anecdotes in regards to the cult basic.

Anaita (Sheena) was one in all Simran’s (Kajol) buddies who had accompanied her on a visit round Europe and had additionally flirted with Shah Rukh Khan’s Rahul through the membership scene. Talking about how she landed the position, she wrote on Instagram, “I was in college when Adi (Aditya Chopra) and Karan (Johar) asked me to help them cast my college friends to play Raj and Simran’s friends in the film. This was my introduction to the film industry- a world I knew nothing about at the time. In the process they convinced me into playing Sheena. I did it for a laugh and a paid holiday to Europe with my bestie, which was a really big deal for a broke student.”


Just like all Shah Rukh Khan followers, even Anaita was blown away by him on recognizing him on the movie set. She continued, “I remember reaching Saanen, a small town in Switzerland , fresh off the bus ( ok plane) and seeing Shahrukh in his black suit on a little bridge …and for me I felt that he was there only for me! I’m sure whoever saw him on that bridge felt the same way – that’s why he’s Shahrukh. Kajol was just Kajol – real, instinctive, full of love (and still gives the tightest hugs ever).”

Anaita additionally talked about how filmmaking was a distinct enterprise altogether 25 years in the past, a lot in distinction with how movies are made as we speak. She stated, “You have to remember that these were times when they were no entourages, no managers and mobiles, no social media…film making was much simpler, but extremely passionate. Once we were there, we were cut off from the rest of the world for over a month. We would all live together, eat together, sing together, dance together… we become a real family, under the warm gaze of a legend like Yash uncle (Yash Chopra). Adi knew DDLJ from his core, and strove for nothing less than perfection. We all hung out and helped each other in ways only close knit friends and families do.”

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The movie costume designer has additionally appeared in Shah Rukh Khan’s one other movie, Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003 by which she performed the position of Saif Ali Khan’s good friend Gita. While she is completely satisfied to not have pursued any extra appearing, she ended her Instagram submit saying, “Never having any acting ambitions( thankfully), I’m so glad that I was part of this brilliant film and that I can still call everyone that I worked with a friend. I’m so happy to have been a tiny part of this massive legacy. #DDLJ25 #25yearsofDDLJ @yrf #adityachopra.”

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