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THE DDLJ - SWITZERLAND EDIT

I love  Bollywood. No questions asked. I know many might raise their eyebrows over this proclamation, but my love for Bollywood is a constant factor. I have been a student of World Cinema, but the love story with Bollywood always had a special place in my heart. Coming from a Film family myself, I always had a soft corner for Bollywood. For instance, when I am making dinner on an otherwise mundane week night, you will have me, listening to some Bollywood music and jiving my way across the kitchen.

And if you're a true blue Bollywood fan, you will know the connect with Switzerland. Bollywood filmmakers, especially Yash Chopra of the famous YashRaj Films, have immortalized the Swiss Alps. With their heroes romancing their heroines in the snowy Swiss Alps.Yes, Chiffon sarees in sub zero temps. It kinda grows on you.

My husband is very well aware of my love for Bollywood. Especially of one particular film- Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer Dilwale Dulania le Jayenge(DDLJ). The film completed 20 years last year and amongst all the celebrations going on in Media, was also this video put together by the producers, reminescing about the journey. It was also at this time that my husband Debashish, was planning our Switzerland vacation. While I was going all weak in the knees over the said video, I was not aware that the Man was taking notes on some of the places where some important sequences of the film was shot in Switzerland. For those who are not aware of the storyline, let me tell you that Switzerland plays a important role in the narrative of this love story. This was 2015.

Cut to the Summer of 2016 . Our Swiss holiday was on in full swing. We were drioving across in our swanky BMW, soaking in and admiring the beautiful sights and scenes. And then the magic happened. The husband surprised me in such a brilliant way. After our lovely time at Gruyeres(detailed post coming up soon), we headed on a DDLJ Journey.

Let the pictures do the talking.

Who can forget this Bridge ? 

The Church Spire is now painted golden. Wasn't golden in the film. This was one of the two churches from the film. 

I had to keep my hair open at this station as I walked from the Bridge to the Train. Now I didnt miss my train. We were driving around. 

I was not drunk on Cognac and I was not running down Gstadt. But I could pose, right ! 

No, I didnt reach out for the stash of ice cream, here, in a drunken stupor. Cant drink and drive, can you. 



The Church connect 

Picture Idea : https://bongappetite.com/ 

What better way to celebrate the 20th Anniversary celebrations of your favorite Bollywood film. Huge THANK YOU to my husband Debashish for indulging my love for Bollywood and surprising me in this beautIful way.  Just for the record, I didn't dance around the hills, in my Chiffon saree. Somethings, are best left to the celluloid. 

4 comments

  1. how did i miss reading this blog?! It is such an entertaining read, especially the way you've written it! Cheers!
    Yellow Mellow Life

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  2. Nice... see also my clip on youtube: (DDLJ Gstaad Remebers)

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