Filmmaker Karan Johar on May 26 said that the Shah Rukh Khan--Kajol starrer superhit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is the pillar of all love stories.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995): marking the new era of romance, which was both light and fresh, DDLJ saw fabulous chemistry between Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol), making many swoon.
In the Aditya Chopra directed romantic drama, Karan, 42, had played a cameo of a lovable, be spectacled sidekick of SRK.
"I have a lot of memories of DDLJ. I started my career from there... It is and will be the largest part of my career. The film with its epic love story and innocence had set the barometer," said Karan to reporters at the trailer launch of Bollywood film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
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"After this, a lot of love stories were made but nobody could touch that bar. It is the pillar of love stories," he added.
Karan said that "through Humpty Sharma.. he is paying tribute to DDLJ".
"Our film (Humpty Sharma..) is an ode to DDLJ. One will see glimpses of DDLJ but the love story is different from DDLJ. We have made this film with honesty, integrity (and) with an intention to entertain people," he said.
Humpty Sharma... starring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan is directed by newcomer Shashank Khaitan.
Karan has always mentioned the 1995 romantic comedy as one of his favourite films in the genre of romance.