HYDERABAD -- Their friendship translates into great chemistry film after film and Shah Rukh Khan, who is reuniting with Kajol after five years in Dilwale, says he misses working with the actress in all his movies as she is magical on-screen.
One of the most loved Bollywood pairs, Shah Rukh and Kajol just celebrated 20 years of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) by recreating the iconic poster on the sets of Dilwale and the 49-year-old actor thinks it was a co-incidence that brought them together in the Rohit Shetty-directed action-comedy.
"I miss Kajol in every film. With this film she gave us 150 days. She had to be away from her children and I know it is a huge sacrifice for a parent."
"We are restless people who want to do more films, earn more money but Kajol is a rested soul. She doesn't care about these things. We are thankful that she took time out for this movie," Shah Rukh said in a interview with a select group of journalists on the sets of the film.
SRK-Kajol have collaborated in Baazigar (1993), Karan-Arjun (1995), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001) and My Name is Khan (2010).
They may be great friends now but SRK did not have a good impression about Kajol when he first met her.
"When I was working with her in Baazigar (1993), Aamir asked me about her as he wanted to work with her. I left him a message saying, 'She is very bad, no focus, you will not be able to work with her'. And then I saw the rushes in the evening. I kept callin Aamir to clarify. I told him, 'I don't know what it is but she is magical on the screen'.
"Kajol is not technical, she is an honest actor and that's a great quality. My daughter (Suhana) wants to become an actress and I would want her to learn that. I hope I learn that from Kajol. I can't explain but she is something else on screen."
Shah Rukh, who is also the producer of the movie, is working round-the-clock to finish shooting Dilwale for its scheduled release on December 18. The film also stars Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani, Varun Sharma, Sanjay Mishra and Pankaj Tripathi among others.
With a generous dose of action, comedy, nostalgia-inducing romance between SRK-Kajol, the movie, judging by the rushes that were screened for the press, seems to be a typical Rohit Shetty entertainer.