10 Years of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi: How Suri Taught Us Love Is About Letting Go

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10 Years of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi: How Suri Taught Us Love Is About Letting Go

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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en years years ago Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi released on this day. Shah Rukh Khan’s mustachioed and guileless Surinder Sahni walked into our lives with an effervescent Anushka Sharma’s Taani partner in tow – giving us an unassuming take on “an extraordinary love story in every ordinary jodi”.

I vividly remember going to watch RNBDJ the day it released. Back then, I was a devoted SRK fan. Even in 2018 – a time when the changing landscape of Bollywood has deemed King Khan almost irrelevant – some part of me is still stuck in that phase. Although, his charm and my unadulterated love for him remains largely unblemished, it is now tempered by expectations of quality on screen and a generous dose of resignation. I consider RNBDJ as a sort of a personal landmark because it marked the zenith of my love for SRK.

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