DDLJ Fans Unite! This is FINALLY Happening!
The iconic Bollywood film, ‘DDLJ’, is all set to become a Broadway musical named ‘Come Fall in Love-The DDLJ Musical’. Casting has been finalized.
The iconic 1995 Bollywood film ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ is being adapted as a Broadway musical titled ‘Come Fall in Love-The DDLJ Musical’. All the details regarding the casting, music, and production design have been decided. The Broadway-aimed project will have its world premiere at San Diego's The Old Globe, with the opening night on 14th September 2022.
The lead actor selected to play the character of Simran is the ‘Aladdin’ famed Shoba Narayan while the male lead, Rog Mandel, will be portrayed by ‘Frozen’ famed Austin Colby.
Shoba Narayan & Austin Colby
The ensemble cast includes Irvine Iqbal (Aladdin) as Baldev, Rupal Pujara as Lajjo, Vishal Vaidya as Ajit, Siddharth Menon (Aladdin) as Kuljt, Kate Loprest as Emily “Minky” Soulard, Juice Mackins as Ben, Hannah Jewel Kohn as Cookie and Jeremy Kushnier as Roger Mandel, Sr. The music is composed by the Indian music director duo, Vishal-Shekhar. The musical will be helmed by Aditya Chopra himself.
He stated that “I can’t wait for audiences to see Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical at The Old Globe with this amazing cast. I am thrilled to be making not only my stage debut, but my American debut. Come Fall in Love with all new English songs by Indian composers Vishal & Shekhar has allowed me to revisit my original vision for DDLJ, and share with audiences this love story between an American man and an Indian woman”.
Karan Johar, SRK and Aditya Chopra
Talking about the story, Chopra said that “Come Fall in Love is truly an expansion of the success story of DDLJ. Any lover of the film will rediscover its beauty, and the English-speaking world will fall in love with Rog, Simran, and India. Bollywood and Broadway will meet for an exciting theatrical experience.