Bollywood Actor Kajol had a huge crush on Akshay Kumar, filmmaker and Kajol’s close friend Karan Johar revealed on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Recently, the two, appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show and spoke about their bond and shared memories of industry parties. Spilling the beans, Karan said,
“I met Kajol at another party, at the premiere of Henna movie. Kajol had a big crush on Akshay Kumar and was looking for him at the entire premiere and I was her support then. So both of us were looking for him at the entire event. While we didn’t find Akshay, but it was the beginning of our friendship. Both of us stayed in South Mumbai and that’s where our friendship developed further,”
Kajol and Akshay Kumar were seen in Yeh Dillagi together.
Speaking about Kajol and how she forget his birthday every year, Karan further added, “We have been friends for so long, but she never remembers my birthday. She will either call a day in advance or a day later, but never on my birthday.” Additionally, Karan also praised her for maintaining her relationships so well.
Still from Yeh Dillagi
When Kajol was quizzed about how she became friends with Karan, she replied saying, “It was film party at a discotheque. Mr Johar arrived in a three-piece suit and I just couldn’t stop laughing, wondering what kind of a man wears that!”
Justifying himself and also insisting that all her recollections are false, Karan said, “I was just 17 years old and opted for a suit, thinking that people are all dressed for a filmy party. Tanu aunty (Kajol’s mom, Tanuja) suggested that we dance, while I am doing my dance, Kajol is just laughing at me, for almost half an hour! Who does that! I felt so humiliated, I walked out of the party as I have never felt so insulted in my life.”
If this wasn’t enough, the filmmaker also revealed his original name (as per his ‘janam patri’). “In my ‘janam patri’ my name is Rahul Kumar Johar but my passport says Karan. My parents named me Rahul, but six days after I was born, my mother had a dream that my name should be Karan and she changed my name.” Karan said.
Sharing an anecdote from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Karan said, “In one sequence, Kareena (Kapoor) was supposed to express support to Hrithik (Roshan), but as soon as the shot began, she started wailing loudly! After almost 20-30 seconds I cut the shot as I didn’t want to sound insensitive. Kareena felt that since the film had so many big stars, she too needed to show her acting talent.”
He further added, “During a funeral sequence, after the unit had almost packed up, Kareena asked me, ‘who died?’ After I informed her that Amitji’s mother in the film has passed away she said ‘Oh, I cried a lot. Shouldn’t have done so much.’”
Anyone who knows Karan, well knows he can’t stay away from his close friends for too long. We’re definitely loving the two, Kajol and Karan becoming friends again!