Leading Indian film-maker Aditya Chopra is all set to make his Broadway debut as director with his record-setting worldwide hit, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ).
Directorial debut of Chopra, DDLJ released in 1995 under the banner of the Yash Raj Films – which has produced some of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Indian cinema – is still running in theatres.
The cinematic romantic story will make its Broadway debut under the direction of Chopra soon. “Broadway and Indian films are ‘two long lost lovers separated in time’ because of their intrinsic similarities as both celebrate heart-warming stories and human emotions through music and dance,” he says.
Chopra has been working on this passion project for the past three years and has roped in a stellar, extremely diverse team, comprising some of the best talents of Broadway and India for the same.
Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical is being produced by Yash Raj Films. Based on an original story by Chopra, the musical will feature book and lyrics by Laurence Oliver Award-winner Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls), top Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani will serve as composers. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford (Frozen, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse) will choreograph with associate choreographer Shruti Merchant. The design team will also include set design by Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live
Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical is set to be on stage in the Broadway season of 2022-2023, with a World Premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego September 2022.