Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on the 19th anniversary of his period romance drama "Devdas" thanked the audience for all the love over the years. The film is based Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas which is about an impassioned, tragic lover who has inspired many adaptations in Hindi Cinema.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali poured his idea of romance and attempted to tell the story once again in 2002 that was already narrated by Bimal Roy and Dilip Kumar in 1955.
In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 adaptation of "Devdas", superstar Shah Rukh Khan essayed the titular role opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who played the role of Paro and Madhuri Dixit Nene played Chandramukhi.
King Khan on this occasion took to his social media and shared some behind the scene pictures along with a long note expressing his gratitude towards the audience for their love and even shared the most difficult thing he faced while shooting for the film.
King Khan wrote,“All the late nights….the early mornings…. hard pace & problems. Worked out fine because of the gorgeous @madhuridixitnene . The stunning @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb, ever cheerful @apnabhidu dada, full of life @kirronkhermp and the whole team slogging it under the masterful and patient #sanjayleelabhansali. Only issue…. the dhoti kept falling off….!! Thx for the love everyone. #19YearsOfDevdas”.
Devdas was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 and won five National Film Awards for best popular film, best playback singer for then debutante Shreya Ghoshal, production design, best choreographyand best costume design.
Madhuri Dixit Nene also shared a heartfelt post for 19 years of release of Devdas and paid a tribute to Dilip Kumar who has been the original Devdas of the Indian cinema.
The film was written by Bhansali and Prakash Ranjit Kapadia and was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2002 and also billed as one of the most expensive films of the time.