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'DDLJ' completes 25 years of its release.

The all-time blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) will be 25 years old on Tuesday, and ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who created quite a few style trends in the film, recalled working on the project.

Malhotra designed Kajol’s costumes in the film, and from her ethnic suits to the shiny green lehenga she wore in the song “Mehndi Lagake Rakhna”, almost all costumes he created for the actress went on to become a rage.

“For a film, the most important part is the script. It’s the narrative and the vision of the director. There was something so refreshing about the film and their characters that was a golden opportunity to do something new.

I am always determined when I come into films. I would want to do something that stands out and give all characters a look that will stay on. When Adi (director Aditya Chopra) narrated the DDLJ script, we went crazy about it,” Malhotra recalled.

On the occasion of DDLJ’s Silver Jubliee designer, Manish Malhotra recalls his work. Flickr

“Adi was very clear that he wanted Kajol to be real, but yet there is a clever quotient to her, and that synergy, I think, came across strongly in DDLJ’s costumes that were relatable and yet there was something new and special about them.

I think that’s what stayed on with the characters. It was real yet it had a certain dreamy, certain aspirational and style element, and that worked,” the designer added.

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Released on October 20, 1995, the romantic film starred Kajol with Shah Rukh Khan, went on to become one of the most successful Indian films in history. Late actor Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Parmeet Sethi, and Mandira Bedi played pivotal roles in the movie. The film is also recalled after all these years for Jatin-Lalit’s music.

“I think all characters were beautifully written. They were young, they were fresh, they were very new for the fact that he (Aditya) wanted Kajol to wear glasses, he wanted her going on Euro rail — a conservative father allows her to do that.

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For Shah Rukh, traveling to India to get the girl — there were so many high moments in the film, moments that the youth connected with. I think Aditya has a great understanding of the medium of filmmaking as well as what the audience wants, and it was fun working on this film,” Malhotra added. (IANS)


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics