Aditya Chopra made Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995. After 26 years, the director is ready to create the project again. No, this is not a remake, Aditya will sew the same story in Broadway musical. The director said in his official statement that he wanted to go back to the original idea of the film in which he thought an American man had fallen in love with an Indian girl. The story will be about two people from different cultures falling towards each other.
The official Instagram handle of Yash Raj Films confirmed the news and captioned the post, “#Aditya Chopra will make his directorial debut on Broadway as he is going to direct #DilwalDulhania Le Jayenge again after 2D years! Let’s fall in love – The DDLJ Musical, it is opening in Broadway in 2022 and it is producing #YashRajFilms bringing together a great creative team of Indian and US based artists. Lawrence Oliver Award-winner Neil Benjamin (legally blonde, average girls) writes the song! Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani are music composers. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford (Frozen, Fully Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse) will choreograph with collaborating choreographer Shruti Merchant. Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge !, Hairspray Live!) Has music oversee by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Bill Sherman (in the Heights, Sesame Street, Hamilton). .
The music will be ready for viewers by September 2022 and will have its world premiere in San Diego.