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Saurabh shukla aka tom uncle reminisces mohabbatein days with aditya chopra as the film clocks 20 years

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Jyothi Venkatesh

October 27, 2000 is still remembered as the date when on-screen love stories changed what love could look like. The star-studded silver screen extravaganza ‘Mohabbatein’ released on this date exactly 20 years ago and Sony MAX and Sony MAX2 will showcase a special telecast of the Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer at 12 PM and 7 PM respectively to commemorate this day.

Mohabbatein

If you have ever felt the magic of love in the air, if you have ever loved someone from the bottom of your heart and if you believe love has no boundaries then Mohabbatein is for you. Mohabbatein is for everyone who is in love, who wants to fall in love as well as for everyone who feels there is no stronger feeling than love.

Saurabh Shukla who plays the role of Tom Uncle (Kim Sharma’s father) believes Mohabbatein had the power to influence the millennials as the movie completes 20 years, “Mohabbatein is a very special film for me. Though I had a small role in the film, director Aditya Chopra was keen on casting me in a quirky yet humorous character of Kim Sharma’s father.

Saurabh Shuka

I felt honoured when he told me that no one could have done this better than me. Over the years, I have been choosing characters basis the story of a film, and Mohabbatein had the power to influence the millennials. The film had a charm of youth and their eternal love, which is why the movie is still relatable to the present generation.”

Saurabh who is mostly known for his humorous character in films like Mohabbatein, Pagalpanti, and Jolly LLB shares, “Humour is the part of everyone’s life. If you see my characters carefully, you will realise that they are very serious characters, be it in Mohabbatein, Raid, Pagalpanti or PK. I don’t try to create comedy with my characters, it is their interesting life that they go through which is fun and exciting.

I don’t bring demarcation between serious and funny characters as serious people have funny moments in their life and vice-versa. I believe this is what immortalises the characters that I have been playing so far.Watch Mohabbatein on Sony MAX as it completes 20 years and fall in love all over again”, added Saurabh Shukla

Saurabh Shukla

Directed by Aditya Chopra, the movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with veteran actors including Amrish Puri, Saurabh Shukla, Anupam Kher and Helen. The movie also introduced us to the gorgeous Shamita Shetty, Preeti Jhangiani and Kim Sharma who made their Bollywood debuts with the film and were cast against another debutant Uday Chopra, and other supremely talented actors Jugal Hansraj and Jimmy Shergill.

The movie, with its soulful music, magical dialogues and dazzling performances from the artists, is still considered as one of the most romantic movies ever made in India. This Aditya Chopra directed film has spun a magic spell over fans of the movie for 20 years, and in these two decades, India’s Mohabbat for Mohabbatein has only grown stronger.Watch Mohabbatein as it completes 20 years of its release on Sony MAX on 27th October at 12 PM and on Sony MAX2 at 7 PM.