New Delhi: Aditya Chopra’s Broadway-bound musical ‘Come Fall In Love’ is about the celebration of love and how it can unify people, and cultures and break down all barriers. It is an adaptation of his much-celebrated movie ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’. Kajol’s character Simran is played by Indian American actor Shoba Narayan while SRK’s character Raj has been renamed Roger Mandel aka Rog and is played by Austin Colby.
The musical has started its performances at the prestigious The Old Globe theatre in San Diego and Vishal and Sheykhar, who are composers of Come Fall In Love, revealed how proud they felt as Indians to witness a standing ovation on the first night!
Vishal Dadlani posted the video on Instagram and wrote, “What a surreal feeling!! Our first standing ovation for an Indian production that is headed to Broadway! Feeling proud and overwhelmed!!!! Get set to experience how love can unify cultures in #ComeFallInLove!!! Come to the @theoldglobe in San Diego today!!”
Sheykhar also posted the video and captioned it as, “Incredible!!! Speechless!!! Goosebumps!!! Feeling proud as an Indian to see a standing ovation for Come Fall In Love on the first night! I can never forget this moment. Broadway here we come with #ComeFallInLove!!! but before that come to @theoldglobe now and tell us what you feel!”
‘Come Fall In Love’, the musical, is about the need for cultural unification in a growingly divisive and toxic world. It is about the celebration of inclusivity and diversity in a world that’s getting polarised by the minute.
The musical has 18 original English songs to treat audiences with and the makers reveal that they also have a beautiful song ‘Love In Every Colour’ that celebrates the theme of inclusivity through the show.
‘Come Fall In Love’ has many firsts for India and Indians. For the first time, an Indian director, Aditya Chopra, debuts on Broadway. It is also the first Bollywood musical set to be on Broadway. It has Vishal and Sheykhar debuting too as composers. Shruti Merchant is doing her first Broadway musical as Associate Choreographer. The show champions diversity and every department from cast to technicians is a beautiful confluence of East and West as Indian and South Asian representation is at the heart of this show.