To mark its twentieth anniversary, Indian cinema’s most celebrated love story Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), will be screened at the iconic BFI Southbank London.

It is part of BFI Southbank’s highly anticipated romantic season – Love: Films to fall in with.

The BFI’s LOVE season is running from 19 October until 31 December 31 and will celebrate a broad spectrum of film and TV gems, from the swooning silent era to the present day, with the DDLJ extravaganza sitting alongside a curation of Hollywood melodrama, British period drama and European erotic thriller.

Since its release in 1995, the cult classic love story, featuring one of Indian cinema’s most iconic screen pairings – Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, respectively essaying the lead roles of Raj and Simran – has won over the hearts of generations.

The cult classic still plays to a packed house during its daily, 11.30am show.

As part of the special screening, winners of a nationwide competition to uncover the UK’s very own Raj and Simran with their unique love story against the odds will be announced.

The event will also welcome a specially-commissioned piece by Absolute Bollywood Dancers, who will showcase onstage some of the film’s most memorable songs as part of a medley of Yash Raj Films classics.

Following the screening of the film, DJ Vish will then be entertaining audiences with a live, DJ set of celebratory party tunes. Aditya Chopra’s epic ode to love this year celebrates 20 years of an uninterrupted run at the iconic Maratha Mandir in Mumbai.

The classic film changed the course of a nation’s cinema and established itself as the longest running film in the cinema.