Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: After 21 Years, Those Memories Are Still Afresh
21 years ago a Bollywood movie released on this date and took the whole country by storm. A movie that redefined the meaning of ‘love-triangle’ and a girl getting friend-zoned was something we did not expect. Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a precious jewel of Bollywood. It was also the movie that kickstarted Karan Johar’s career in Bollywood. With Karan Johar’s first directorial becoming a super hit, it set the ball rolling for him.
On its 21 years today, Karan Johar took us all on a walk down the memory lane, reminiscing on his directorial debut.
Karan took to his social media to thank the cast and crew of the film: “Firsts are always special! The cast, crew, music & the heart & soul of this film was all in the right place?? Thank you for making this journey a timeless one even after 21yrs! #21YearsOfClassicKKHH @iamsrk @itsKajolD #RaniMukerji @BeingSalmanKhan @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies (sic).”
Firsts are always special! The cast, crew, music & the heart & soul of this film was all in the right place❤️ Thank you for making this journey a timeless one even after 21yrs! #21YearsOfClassicKKHH @iamsrk @itsKajolD #RaniMukerji @BeingSalmanKhan @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies pic.twitter.com/p8OpdLX8AD— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 16, 2019
With its amazing storyline, star cast, songs and evergreen dialogues, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is timeless and proved to be a trendsetter then, with Shah Rukh’s tight t-shirt and Kajol’s bob cut. Sharing details on how the casting process for the film took place, Karan told how Shah Rukh and Kajol had given their nod for the movie.
Karan shared, “I was ecstatic to meet SRK. Kajol and he had promised that they would work in my first film. So, I remember going to meet him and I had no script, and just had a scene in my mind, which I narrated to him. He bought into my bullshit! I told him if you like this one scene then I will narrate the entire to you, which was completely a lie… tabu, Urmila (Matondkar), Aishwarya (Rai Bachchan) turned me down, and Ash was the only one who was polite to call me back. It took months to cast for Rani’s part after Aditya Chopra recommended her.”
Discussing more the prospects of a sequel, Karan shared he has Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Janvhi Kapoor in his wishlist.
We’ll have to wait and watch when that hits the screen. Till then, check out Befazool Charcha for the latest updates