Dil Chahta Hai, which released in 2001, was everybody's favourite which was then bankrolled by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment. The film is considered to be one of the best made ever in Bollywood, a path breaker of its time and even 18 years later, it is still loved by moviegoers and music lovers, alike. The film features a starry cast that includes Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The film also marked the directorial debut of Farhan Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar took to social media and wrote, “Lots of love and gratitude to those who collaborated in creation and to those who keep its flame burning. Big hug. #18yearsofDCH.” Even after 18 years, the film is still fresh in public memory and has since become a contemporary classic and fan have flooded the internet by posting marking the anniversary owing to which it saw a strong trend and hashtag #18YearsOfDCH and #WeWantDCH2 all across.

Here are some tweets by the fans on the reminiscing the film.


Released on August 10, 2001, Dil Chahta Hai was based on the bond between three best friends, played by Aamir, Saif and Akshaye. It traces their journey from their carefree college days to becoming mature and responsible adults. The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi that year.

Dil Chahta Hai was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's production house Excel Entertainment.

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