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Shah Rukh Khan celebrates 19 years of Devdas with throwback pictures; says “Only issue-the dhoti kept falling off”

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Sanja Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film Devdas starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit Nene completes 19 years of the release today. On the special occasion, Shah Rukh Khan took to his Twitter account to share precious pictures from the sets of the film and highlighted one issue he had faced during the filming.

Shah Rukh Khan celebrates 19 years of Devdas with throwback pictures; says “Only issue-the dhoti kept falling off”

Shah Rukh Khan took to his Twitter handle and shared three pictures from the sets of the film. In the first picture, he can be seen preparing for a scene with Madhuri Dixit while Bhansali was directing them. The second picture is s still from the film where SRK can be seen looking at Aishwarya who played Paro. The third picture is a black-and-white picture of him and Jackie Shroff getting ready for a shot.

Sharing the pictures, Shah Rukh Khan wrote, "All the late nights,early mornings,problems worked out bcoz of the gorgeous @MadhuriDixit,the stunning Aishwarya,ever cheerful @bindasbhidu, full of life @KirronKherBJP & the whole team slogging under the masterful Bhansali."

He also hilariously pointed out at one issue he had, "Only issue-the dhoti kept falling off! Thx for the love," he wrote.

Meanwhile, the makers of the film paid a tribute to the late actor Dilip Kumar while celebrating 19 years of the film. The late actor was the star of the 1955 film Devdas.

Bhansali's cinematic adaptation of Devdas, a Hindi literary masterpiece by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, won over both the critics and the audience. The film remains the all-time favourite of every cine-lover across the globe. While each scene looked straight out of a beautiful painting, the magnificent sets and splendid costumes made the film one of its first kinds.

Regarded as one of the most expensive films back in the day, Bhansali's masterful direction and attention to detail earned him international recognition.

While Devdas was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, it bagged a nomination at BAFTA under the Best Foreign Language Film category in 2003. The film was also India's submission for the Academy Awards under the Best Foreign Language Film category. Bhansali's musical drama stood eighth in Time magazine's "The 10 Greatest Movies of the Millennium”.

Back at home, Bhansali's masterpiece became a massive box office success. It bagged eleven awards at the 48th Filmfare Awards, including Best Film & Best Director. Devdas also won the National Film Award for the Best Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

ALSO READ: 19 Years of Devdas: Makers pay tribute to Dilip Kumar; Shreya Ghoshal remembers her debut

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