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Revisting ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ on its 20th anniversary

One of many iconic films of the 90s, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, completes 20 years Tuesday and we’re getting all sorts of feels. Whereas there is no such thing as a such factor as a denying the reality that film is flawed in quite a few strategies and comes all through as misogynist, moreover it’s no secret that it is a Bollywood lover’s accountable pleasure and we’ll’t help nonetheless drop its dialogues every so often, notably, “Kuch kuch hota hai, tum nai samjho gay.”

It is also important to note that Karan Johar’s directorial debut starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherji, set a model new precedent for a method films had been executed in Bollywood.

On the film’s 20th anniversary, revisiting the film with some lesser recognized data:

– Rani Mukerji wasn’t Karan Johar’s first choice to play Tina. The character was initially written with Twinkle Khanna in ideas, who might be Johar’s childhood buddy, and was even named after her (Twinkle’s nickname is Tina). Nonetheless, after the actress rejected the perform, it went to Rani.

– Karan Johar on this memoir, An Unsuitable Boy revealed that he was unable to hunt out any person to play the perform of Aman Mehra throughout the film on account of it was a supporting half and the character makes an entry solely throughout the second half of the film. Karan initially met Saif Ali Khan for the perform nonetheless he refused, saying that he must do Indian, industrial parts and Aman seems too western and hip. Then, KJo approached Chandrachur Singh, who moreover turned down the perform. Karan shared that he grew to develop into terribly depressed at this stage.

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Nonetheless, just some days later, at a celebration hosted by Chunky Pandey, Karan shared his woes about being unable to hunt out an actor. Salman’s sister, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, moreover present on the social gathering knowledgeable Salman about this who immediately went to Karan to ask him the details. After Karan gave him a fast overview, Salman talked about, “No hero might want to try this perform. There’s only one idiot throughout the commerce who’ll do it, and that’s me. You understand, my sister says you’re a pleasing man. Come and narrate it to me tomorrow.”

Karan narrated the story to Salman who agreed to do the film for him and additional so for his father, whom he known as “the nicest man throughout the commerce.”

Salman lastly went on to win a Filmfare Award for the Most interesting Supporting Actor and likewise garnered loads of reward for his perform and effectivity.The film was based mostly totally on the Archie Comics. Shah Rukh was Archie, Kajol Betty and Rani Mukherjee Veronica. Anupam Kher’s character was based mostly totally on Mr Weatherbee, the principal of Riverdale Extreme Faculty.

– SRK and Kajol had been Karan’s first picks to play Rahul and Anjali, respectively. They’d promised to be a part of Karan’s first film once more when he was the assistant director on Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

– Salman Khan and Kajol had been reportedly not on talking phrases whereas capturing for the monitor Saajanji Ghar Aaye

The cast and director of the film moreover fondly recalled the film on its anniversary. Karan Johar took to social media to express his feelings writing, “I can’t think about it’s been 20 years! A film that gave me love, acceptance and a occupation…will always be eternally grateful to Kajol, SRK, Rani and Salman Khan for indulging a 25 years earlier boy with stars in his eyes! Thanks for all the love.”Within the meantime, Kajol shared her favourite memory from the shoot in an interview with Hindustan Situations.

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“We went to Ooty (Tamil Nadu) to shoot the film,” she talked about, “We stayed in a lodge that had merely come up. We had been the first people to stay in that lodge. We had been there for 40 days. I can’t take into consideration how they put up the set in Ooty, within the midst of a valley! They’d created this set of houses, summer season camp. It was an incredible feat. I be mindful Yash [Karan’s father] uncle clearly; he’s one amongst my fondest reminiscences of the film. He was this huge driving drive behind the way in which during which the whole thing was executed.”

On whether or not or not Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor, who’re Karan’s dream cast for KKHH’s sequel, can be succesful to do justice, Kajol talked about, “I hope they are going to. I do know they gained’t be succesful to recreate our magic, that’s not potential!”

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