‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ Slogan for “Safedi” Music – Deadline

fans of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayengeone of BollywoodThe U.S.’s most enduring films have drawn criticism from its decision to cast the main male character as a white man in the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation.

Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeIs known DDLJBeing Adapted as Broadway Come Fall In Love – DDLJ Musical.

When the film was released in 1995, written and directed by Aditya Chopra, it starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as Raj and Simran, a loving young couple who are confronted by family and friends who oppose their union. But must win. The film grossed $60 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing Indian film of 1995 and is still shown in cinemas today.

Chopra will make his stage directorial debut with the music. However, the decision to cast Austin Colby, a white man in the title role – and rename him Rogue – has led some critics to accuse the music producers of “whitewashing”.

Veteran Indian chef Vikas Khanna tweeted to his 2.2 million followers that he thought it was a “terrible” decision.

And the BBC interviewed a dismayed fan who said “South Asian-American actors want them to be considered and have their culture seen in a place that is not historically reflective”, so casting the lead role I should support it.

Paridhi Puri told the BBC that, as with any remake, there is a chance to make it a “better story” and to address the bits that haven’t aged well over time.

Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal of Raj in the 1995 film was an instant hit and helped establish him as the “king of romance” for Bollywood, while Raj and Simran became role models for couples who wanted to be together. But were facing resistance from their families.

The musical will open on Broadway during the 2022/23 season following its world premiere at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego in September 2022.

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