Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan’s Devdas remains one of the best films in their respective filmographies. as the Sanjay Leela Bhansalic film completed 20 years after release Tuesday, Aishwarya took to Instagram late at night to mark the occasion by sharing a still of herself from the film. Also read: Shah Rukh Khan’s Devdas may not be the most accurate adaptation of the classic, but remains the greatest
Aishwarya played Paro, Devdas’ childhood sweetheart who is married to a much older widower after not marrying Devdas, played by Shah Rukh Khan† The film also starred Madhuri Dixit as Chandramukhi, Jackie Shroff as Chunni Babu and Kirron Kher as Paro’s mother.
Abhishek Bachchan was one of the first to respond to Aishwarya’s post. While she didn’t write anything in the caption, he dropped a heart emoticon in response to the post. Many of her fans also shared their love for the movie in the comments. One fan wrote: “You were unbelievable #Bigfan.” Another wrote: “Wow 20 years. Feels like it’s just been released! My all-time favorite movie! Such a timeless piece!” Another fan said, “Your acting was beyond amazing Mom.” Many said they watched the film again on that occasion. One of the comments read: “Just watched this movie again, I love you so much and you made me love my roots even more.”
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had also shared Aishwarya’s stills along with Shah Rukh and Madhuri stills from the film. He captioned the photos, “Devdas is mystical. Devdas is melancholic yet poetic. Devdas is a character and a movie so special that it still awakens love, desire and romance in us even today… Devdas, 20 years later, he still stands for all this and much more! This is where you celebrate #20YearsOfDevdas.”
The team of Shah Rukh, Aishwarya and Sanjay walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago. Aishwarya made her debut in a gold sari and gold jewelry as she stepped out of a traditional carriage at the venue.
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