Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ proved to be a cult film with which the youth could connect! The film that highlighted the bromance between the three stars released in the year 2001, but undoubtedly, it was way ahead of its time. It’s been 16 years since its release, but ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ still holds a special spot in every individual’s heart. (Also Read: What! Is a ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ sequel in the offing?)

Well, this film is special even for Farhan Akhtar as he made his directorial debut with this film. So as this film clocks 16 years, the director-turned-actor took to his Twitter handle to share his thoughts over the film. He tweeted, “#DilChahtaHai turns a sweet 16 today. Thankful for the love you continue to show it. Ya toh aapka lagav gehra hai, ya film 3D thi.. big hug.” [sic]

Ritesh Sidhwani too took Twitter and posted, “Doesn’t feel like it’s been 16 years! I clearly remember our first day of shoot 1/08/2000 at mehboob studios..” [sic]

Sonali Kulkarni, who also played a pivotal role in this film, too reminisced the good-old days while in conversation with Hindustan Times and stated, “We all are at different junctions of our life now. But the film is still so fresh, people from every generation come up to me and tell that it’s their favourite film. I really hope that we all come together and party like the old times.”

‘Dil Chahta Hai’ will always remain dear to us, not because the photo was 3D, but because the dosti is gehri. *wink*