There are a few scenes in the history of Hindi cinema that will be forever immortalised, and will be discussed by every generation because of the mark they make on our culture. One such scene that captivated India is the last scene in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, where Simran (Kajol) runs toward Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) as he's stands at the entrance of a moving train, and then gets on with him.
Turns out, this defining scene wasn't as epic as one would have thought. Kajol recently revealed that it was the most chaotic scene to have shot, and that they should have made Raj just pull the chain. In an interview with Huffington Post, she shared how it was a really hot and humid day and that the train would take a full 20 minutes to come back, every time they wanted to do a take.
"Honestly, we were worried about the heat and getting cranky, my hair was frizzling out, the train wasn’t moving at the right speed that it should have. We couldn’t do retakes because the train had to go ahead and come back which would take some 20 minutes. It was a mess. Actually, Raj should have just pulled the chain instead of making me run like a crazy person. In hindsight, of course, it’s become an iconic scene but I can’t take any credit for it. It’s all Adi (director Aditya Chopra)," she said.
Well, it may not have been an ideal shoot, but it did pay off, and we'll always be grateful for that!