Ones who are suckers for this genre have Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) as their parameter to judge romantic films; except of course Salman Khan fans they have Maine Pyar Kiya. The fact of Aditya Chopra having Tom Cruise in mind while writing Shah Rukh Khan aka Raj’s character in film is not a mystery to many now.
But, what if this really would’ve happen, what if Tom Cruise really starred in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, how the movie would’ve ended? Just shut the logic compartment of your brain and think for it once.
The climax of DDLJ takes place on a station but with Tom Cruise coming in the movie, train would be too mainstream. The twisted ending of DDLJ will take place on a lavish helipad where the entire family of Kajol including Late Mr. Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal are creating a scene. Amrish Puri is holding Kajol’s hand and not letting her go as she requests “Baauji, please mujhe jaane dijiye, Raj hi meri zindagi hai.”
On the other side, we have our hero in Raj (Tom Cruise) flooded in blood all over standing on an edge of the helicopter. As he stares into the eyes of Amrish Puri the wings of the helicopter starts swirling as the engine gets started. Kajol still requesting to let her go for her love to Baauji Amrish Puri.
As the helicopter starts to take off from the land Amrish Puri realises how he can make this scene iconic by letting Kajol go. As Tom Cruise keeps staring in the hope, Amrish Puri says “Jaa Simran jaa, is ladke se zyada pyaar tujhe aur koi nahi kar sakta, jaa Simran jaa, jee le apni zindagi.”
Helicopter is a few foots above from ground level as Kajol starts running towards it with DDLJ theme music running in background. A minute long run finally takes Kajol below the helicopter as Raj bends down and gives Simran his hand. He pull her up an hugs her delivering the renowned dialogue, “It’s all right, bade bade desho mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hai.”
YES! That could have been the ending featuring Tom Cruise and Kajol. Now many would apply logic and say Tom Cruise could’ve stop the helicopter by instructing the pilot but so could’ve Shah Rukh Khan? So, it’s all right because badi badi movies mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hai.
PS: This article was just for fun and we all know the greatness of Shah Rukh Khan and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Also, Shah Rukh Khan is irreplaceable with let it be any actor from the world cinema.