Ahead of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge's silver jubilee, Shah Rukh Khan reveals the story behind ‘aao aao’ scene


Shah Rukh Khan's and Kajol's evergreen film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge will complete 25 years on October 20 this year. Ahead of its silver jubilee, the cast of the Aditya Chopra directorial debut came together for an interview. The conversation saw Shah Rukh, Kajol and Anupam Kher spill the beans on lesser-known facts. During the interview, Shah Rukh, who played the role of Raj, said the film had several improv moments. Revealing the story behind the scene where late Amrish Puri was feeding the pigeons, Shah Rukh said he added the 'aao, aao' call for pigeons which he had heard in Delhi. He also added that the scene where a flower sprays water on Kajol's face wasn't told to the actress. 

"There were several improv moments. They enhanced the script, for sure. There was this scene with Amrish Puri where he was feeding the pigeons. And we had this really funny scene where we are both awkwardly going ‘aao, aao’ to the pigeons. It is a call for pigeons I had heard in Delhi, so I added it. Even the flower that sprays water on Kajol’s face, we hadn’t told her what would happen," Shah Rukh told.

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Anupam, who played Sha Rukh's father in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, revealed that his actress wife Kirron Kher had suggested the film's title. "The name of the film is given by my wife. There was a lot of debate: “What should be the title of the film?” There is a very famous song called Le Jayenge Le Jayenge from an old Hindi film (1974’s Chor Machaye Shor). So my wife said, “At the end of this movie, the boy finally says, ‘I will take away the bride.’ Why don’t we call it Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge?” Everybody loved it. She gets a separate credit in the film. It says, “Title given by Kirron Kher," Anupam told

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