The film also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kirron Kher in pivotal roles.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s iconic Hindi film Devdas completed 19 years of its release today, i.e. July 12, 2021. Celebrating the milestone, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff each posted memories from the sets of the film. Taking to Instagram, Shah Rukh Khan shared that his ‘dhoti kept falling off.' The actor thanked everybody from the cast including Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jackie Shroff and Kirron Kher. He further went on to call Sanjay Leela Bhansali ‘patient.’
SRK shared the post with a photo of him and Madhuri looking up to SLB. The trio could be seen smiling and having fun, moments before rolling an intense scene between them.
Here’s his post:
Madhuri and Jackie Shroff paid a tribute to Dilip Kumar, who played Devdas in the 1955 version of the film directed by Bimal Roy. The superstar passed away earlier this month, on July 7. Madhuri wrote, “Here’s our ode to #DilipKumar, just like #Devdas, you will continue to live on… forever!”
See their posts here:
The 2002 release saw Madhuri as a courtesan Chandramukhi while Aishwarya played the role of Dev Babu (Devdas)’s first love Parvati aka Paro. SRK and Madhuri, in particular, were appreciated for their performances. Devdas is based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya’s novel of the same name. It won five National Awards including Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Choreography for Dola Re Dola.
Devdas was originally made in the Bengali film industry in 1935 and was adapted in other industries over the decades. For the uninitiated, Devdas also has a Pakistani version, which released in 1965.