Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan almost appear to have a soul connection. While most people assume KJo and SRK started working together with Karan’s first film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, fact is that their friendship started much before that. Karan recently posted on Twitter reminiscing about the Mahesh Bhatt directed Duplicate released in 1998. This was a film Karan worked on behind the scenes, before he turned director with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Duplicate, incidentally was a film produced by Karan’s dad Yash Johar and the then-aspiring filmmaker cemented his bond with Shah Rukh back then.
Karan’s SRK connection was also evident in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge released in 1995. He had played a tiny part in Aditya Chopra’s classic. Remember the bespectacled guy with Shah Rukh as he goes on his trip across Europe. That’s Karan!
Ever since Karan and Shah Rukh have worked on several films together including Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhie Alvida Naa Kehna, My Name is Khan among others.