Why Shah Rukh Khan is Tweeting About Devdas

Devdas

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Devdas was screened at the Cannes Film Festival the year it released
  • Devdas won five National Awards and 10 Filmfare trophies
  • Devdas featured SRK, Aishwarya and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles
Shah Rukh Khan’s 2002 tearjerker Devdas released exactly 14 years ago and on Tuesday, the fan-trended hashtag #14YearsOfDevdas received a boost with a tweet from SRK himself.

‘Late nights, long shoots,’ noted the actor, now 50, adding a thank you note to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, with whom SRK now reportedly shares an uncomfortable equation.

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Devdas will always b special.Thank u Bhansali… the beautiful ladies & every1.Late nites..long shoots &so much love.

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Devdas, Mr Bhansali’s reimagining of the Bengali novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, released on July 12, 2002.

It featured lavish sets, spectacular costumes and a now-legendary dance number featuring actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit, who played Paro and Chandramukhi.

Devdas was screened at the Cannes Film Festival the year it released – it was Aishwarya’s first time at Cannes and she’s never missed an appearance since.

On Twitter, fan clubs have provided pictures of SRK and Aishwarya at Cannes 14 years ago:

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#14YearsOfDevdas ~ Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai & Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Cannes

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In a live Twitter chat on Monday, SRK was asked by a fan whether or not he should ‘express (his) feelings.’ SRK’s answer referenced the film and its lovelorn, alcoholic hero:

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You can keep it inside & b Devdas or express them and if rejected u can again be Devdas. If accepted send me a gifthttps://twitter.com/shahebaz4srk/status/752438967174389760 

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Devdas swept the award season after it released, winning five National Awards and 10 Filmfare trophies.

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