Karan Johar forayed into showbiz with his 1998 directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. This year, October 16 marks two important milestones for the veteran. While today completes his 21 years as a film-maker in the Bollywood industry, the same holds for his super hit film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which is still remembered fondly by fans world over. Not only did it introduce the world to a star-studded cast of actors Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kajol but provided Millenial kids with the most memorable dialogues and life lessons. As the project celebrates its 21st anniversary today, Karan commemorated the day with an emotional Instagram post that had us all in awe!
As he took a trip down memory lane, sharing a poster from the film, Karan wrote, "Firsts are always special! The cast, crew, music and the heart and soul of this film was all in the right place Thank you for making this journey a timeless one even after 21yrs! #21YearsOfClassicKKHH @iamsrk @kajol #RaniMukerji @beingsalmankhan @apoorva1972 @DharmaMovies"
The Hindi classic gave one of the most iconic dialogues to Indian cinema. “Pyar dosti hai, agar woh meri sab se achchi dost nahin ban sakti, to main usse kabhi pyar kar hi nahi sakta,” is one line forever etched in our minds. Earlier, Karan left fans excited when he hinted at the making of a sequel to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Back then, the grapevine suggested that Alia Bhatt would star in the film as Kajol’s Anjali. However, Karan later quashed the rumours. Speaking at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne this year, Karan mentioned that he didn’t even have the script when he approached Shah Rukh to work the film. He said, “I had no script and just had a scene in my mind, which I narrated to him. He bought into my shit! I told him if you like this one scene then I will narrate the entire film to you, which was completely a lie... Tabu, Urmila and Aishwarya turned me down but Ash was the only one who was polite enough to call me back. It took months to cast for Rani's part after Aditya Chopra recommended her."