Actors Shoba Narayan and Austin Colby will play the lead roles in “Come Fall in Love — The DDLJ Musical,” the Broadway adaptation of the Bollywood cult film that launched the careers of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.
Scheduled to open on Broadway in September, the production will be helmed by Aditya Chopra, who directed the original film.
Narayan will play Simran, a young Indian-American woman who spends a summer in Europe before she has to go to India for her arranged marriage to a family friend. While there, she meets Rog (Colby), an American man, and the two fall in love, leaving Simran to navigate her heart, future, and identity, according to the synopsis provided by PlayBill.
Chopra made his film directing debut with ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, which premiered in 1995 and continues to run in cinemas throughout India and places home to members of the Indian diaspora. The film is the longest-running movie in Indian cinema history.