Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge. Image sourced from mid-day archives

Twitter India marks #25YearsOfDDLJ, launches an emoji to celebrate the film

By A correspondent | Mumbai

Published: 20 October, 2020 16:51 IST

Cast members, including Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, also changed their Twitter names and display pictures to reflect their characters in the film.

Twitter India has launched a dedicated emoji to mark the silver anniversary of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), one of India’s iconic on-screen love stories by Yash Raj films.

Leading actors of the film, Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) and Kajol (@itsKajolD), sent out a Tweet using this DDLJ emoji, which can be activated by #DDLJ, #DDLJ25, #25YearsOfDDLJ, #DilwaleDulhaniaLeJayenge and #डीडीएलजे

Cast members, including Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, also changed their Twitter names and display pictures to reflect their characters in the film.

Written and directed by the debutant Aditya Chopra, DDLJ shattered all box office records and is one of the biggest all-time blockbusters in the history of Hindi cinema. DDLJ went on to win every conceivable award it deserved, including the National Award for the Best Film for providing Popular and Wholesome Entertainment and holds the unbroken record for the longest-running Hindi film of all time!

Cheryl-Ann Couto, Partnerships Manager at Twitter India, said, “Twitter has been home to entertainment conversations for the longest time, delivering immersive and fun experiences. Fans turn to Twitter for three reasons - to get their entertainment news first, to enhance their viewing experience and to feel more connected with their favourite talent. Today, we are excited to celebrate one of the most iconic Indian romances, DDLJ, with the movie’s innumerable fans on the service. With the new custom #DDLJ25 emoji, we hope to light up timelines with Tweets about this classic.” 

Having made a mark in the hearts of romantics not just in India, but across the world, there have been many conversations on Twitter to celebrate DDLJ through the years. Be it about the unforgettable catching-the-train scene, Raj’s heart-melting “Palat!” dialogue or Bauji’s famous and much-quoted permission “Jaa Simran jaa… jee le apni zindagi”. 

Anand Gurnani, Vice President – Digital & New Media, Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd. said, “YRF is celebrating 50 years and DDLJ celebrates 25 in the same year - it’s an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime moment. We're grateful and humbled with the volume of conversations around #DDLJ25 and through this special emoji being launched on this momentous occasion, we just wanted to gratify all our DDLJ fans worldwide by adding a little delight to their Twitter timeline. It’s just our small way to say ‘Thanks’ for their unconditional love, over the years!”

As a special surprise for fans on the completion of 25 years of the film’s release, YRF (@yrf) will be hosting a DDLJ watchparty on 20th October at 19:00 IST #OnlyOnTwitter giving people a chance to relive their favourite love story, all over again.

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