Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham are two of the most popular films of all times. Now, in a recent interview, Kajol has said that films such as DDLJ and K3G should never be remade, adding that the audience will be disappointed with remakes because magic cannot be recreated.
Kajol told an online portal, “My personal opinion is that I don’t think that films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge should be remade. I feel the same for K3G (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham). I feel that magic can only be created once. If you recreate it, it just fizzles out and it won’t have the same feel.”
She added and said, “You’ll always be disappointed regardless of how well it is portrayed and done. Magic has a feel to it. Films give you that feel. You feel something when you watch them for the first time and nothing replicates that feeling.”
Remakes are all the rage in Bollywood right now with several hit regional films being remade in Hindi as well as popular 80s and 90s songs being recreated for latest films. However, very few of them have hit the bull’s eye and appealed to the audience. Earlier this month, Yash Raj Films, the production house behind Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut, the romantic classic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) re-released in theatres especially for Valentine’s Day. Major theatre chains in 37 Indian cities ran the film for a limited period whereas Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir continues to run daily shows of the film since 1995.