What Bollywood taught me today

What Bollywood taught me today: Dilwale DDLJ le gaye

After a mammoth 1,009 week run at Maratha Mandir, the film made an exit from the theatres today.

 |  What Bollywood taught me today  |  2-minute read |   19-02-2015
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It was always rumoured that Yash Raj had paid to keep the blockbuster DDLJ at Maratha Mandir after breaking and setting a few world records. It would have been too conspicuous to pull out after a round 1,000 weeks in October last year so maybe they just pushed it by another nine weeks. This is just gossip that entertainment journos exchange, so please free to doubt its veracity.

The movie will always live on in our hearts for opening us up to the NRI world, a world of love too perfect, for being a path-breaker that spawned millions of copies, for being the bane of girls who copied Kajol's unibrow with little success, and numerous sons that were named Raj by besotted mothers.

However as Yash Raj has said in their press release "this endearing and endless romance will continue to live in our hearts forever" and through gifs that will always be used anytime anyone is at a loss for emoticons.

When you're compiling Bollywood dialogues for POTUS

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"Bade bade deshon mein aaisi choti choti baatein... hoti rehti hai."

When you meet a hottie at a club

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"Agar yeh tujhe pyar karti hai toh yeh palat ke dekhegi... palat... palat!"

Regressive things to say to your girlfriend

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"Main ek Hindustani hoon... aur main jaanta hoon ki ek Hindustani ladki ki izzat kya hoti hai."

Text your friend when you're throwing a cheap sangeet

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"Mehendi laga ke rakhna."

How to weasel secrets out of your daughter

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"Jab ladki jawan ho jaati hai na... toh maa uski maa nahi rehti... sehali ban jaati hai."

Pleading to your mobile signal when you get disconnected in the middle of a phone call with your significant other

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"Aao aao."

Condolence message to Kiran Bedi

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"Sapne dekho, zaroor dekho... bus unke poore hone ki shart mat rakho."

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Shilpa Rathnam Shilpa Rathnam @shilparathnam

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