Dil Chahta Hai, which continues to be one of the most iconic coming-of-age dramas on friendship and love even after two decades, is also very special for Farhan Akhtar. The multi-faceted artist made his directorial debut with this entertaining venture in the year 2001, and the film was known for some emotional and fun sequences that depicted a strong bond between three best friends. One of them was the sequence where Akshaye Khanna, Aamir Khan, and Saif Ali Khan are seen enjoying the sunset from Chapora Fort in Goa.Farhan Akhtar recreates Dil Chahta Hai moment at Chapora Fort after 23 years
Now two decades later, Farhan Akhtar recreated a similar sequence on social media. Taking to Instagram, the filmmaker-actor posted a photo of him sitting on the wall of the fort as he enjoyed the sunset and he also reminisced about Dil Chahta Hai in the caption as he wrote, “First time back at Chapora Fort since we filmed Akash, Sid and Sameer talking about life. That was 23 years ago. A lot has changed but the warm, sea-salt infused Goan air remains the same. Some places are just magical. <3”. For the unversed, the movie features a sequence where the three characters take off on an impromptu Goa trip where they are seen exploring some of the most picturesque locations in the beachy state.
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Speaking of Dil Chahta Hai, the film showcased the journey of three college besties, Aakash aka Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan aka Sameer, and Akshaye Khanna aka Sid, who navigated the complexities of friendship and love in their journey to adulthood. The film also starred Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, Dimple Kapadia, Ayub Khan, Rajat Kapoor, among others in key roles. The film released in theatres on August 10, 2001 and received a massive response among youngsters who resonated with the movie.
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