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Preity Zinta on 18 Years of Veer Zaara: Here's to believing in good old-fashioned love

The film features Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role and Rani Mukerji in a supporting role.

Preity Zinta on 18 Years of Veer Zaara: Here's to believing in good old-fashioned love
Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta in a still from Veer Zaara
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Last Updated: 09.16 AM, Nov 12, 2022

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It's been 18 years since Yash Chopra's timeless romantic film, Veer Zaara, was released. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta in the titular roles, with Rani Mukerji as a lawyer, Samiya Siddiqui, who unites them after 22 years of separation. As the film clocked 18 years since its release, the producer, Yash Raj Films, shared a beautiful video filled with heartwarming moments.

While sharing the video, YRF captioned the video on their Instagram page, "Veer and Zaara taught us that true love does exist and ‘Sachchi mohabbat zindagi mein sirf ek baar hoti hai, aur jab hoti hai toh koi bhagwaan ya khuda usse nakaamyaab nahin hone deta' Celebrating #18YearsOfVeerZaara."

Preity also reminisced about the time she spent shooting the film and called it "pure." She wrote, "There have been movies and there will be movies, but nothing compares to Veer Zaara. Nothing compares to the magic of Yash Chopra's films, his love for romance, and the purity of his characters. Here’s to believing in good old-fashioned love and to loving someone with such pure intent that no boundary, no religion, and no border can keep that love apart. Thank you, Adi Chopra, for creating the world of Veer Zaara, and to all the cast and crew members who made this film so special. #VeerZaara #YashChopra #Lovelegend #18YearsOfVeerZaara #ting."

In Veer Zaara, rescue pilot Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh of the Indian Air Force puts his own life in danger to save the lives of others. One day, while on duty, he discovers a Pakistani girl named Zaara who is lost. Zaara, a carefree, vivacious young woman, travelled to India in order to grant her surrogate mother's last request. She is involved in a bus accident and left stranded in a foreign country.

Veer saves her life, and as a result, his life is never the same. In her first case, Saamiya Siddiqui, a Pakistani attorney, is confronted by an aging Veer Pratap Singh 22 years later. No one knows why he has been imprisoned in a Pakistani detention cell for 22 years without speaking to anyone. Her goal is to ascertain Veer's reality and see that justice is done. And so begins her quest to learn the truth about Veer's life and career.

Veer Zaara is not your typical tale; it is a love fable about Veer and Zaara. This is a story of love, separation, bravery, and giving your all. Divine love, wholehearted love, love that consumes everything, love that deepens with sacrifice, and love that expands with distance.

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