Raj is one of the various screen names that hotshot Shah Rukh Khan is synonymous with. Aditya Chopra’s maiden film as director, DDLJ released on October 19, 1995, and made numerous individuals fall in love with the lead characters, Raj and Simran. From the songs to the supporting characters, fans have been obsessed with everything about this movie. This year Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge turned 23 and the lead performers accepted the open door to thanks their fans for the never-ending love they have been showering on them throughout the years.

To commemorate 23 years of ‘Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ), King Khan took to Twitter to thank fans for falling in love with Raj and Simran (played by Kajol) and for keeping their “love story alive on the big screen for 1200 weeks non-stop.” He wrote, “A special journey that began 23 years ago, goes on even today. Your love has kept Raj & Simran’s story alive on the big screen for 1200 weeks non-stop. Thank u for falling in love with us so unconditionally for so many years! #23YearsOfDDLJ.”

Everyone’s beloved Simran aka Kajol had also taken to social media to mark the special occasion. She said that DDLJ will always be an incredibly special film. “1200 weeks and still running! thank you all for all the love that you have been showering on #DDLJ for so many years! It was, it is and will always be an incredibly special film for all of us. @iamsrk @yrf #AdityaChopra,” read the tweet.

Until now, DDLJ has won 10 Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director at the 1996 edition of the ceremony. Interestingly, Aditya Chopra originally wanted the film to be about a relationship between an Indian and an American. He wanted Tom Cruise for the role of Raj but was dissuaded by father Yash Chopra, who did not want to use a foreign star.

Meanwhile, SRK will be seen in the upcoming Aanand L Rai’s Zero which will star Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. The DDLJ actor will put on a whole new character where he will play a midget in the film while Anushka becomes a scientist and Katrina is a superstar suffering from substance abuse.
Kajol, on the other hand, recently released her movie Helicopter Eela where she played the role of a single mother opposite Bengali actor Riddhi Sen.

Here’s is what the fans have to say on 23 Years Of DDLJ-