Karan Johar has shared his wishlist for a remake of ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne had a special segment dedicated to Karan Johar, who completed 20 years in the industry. However, to mark the occasion, the filmmaker had a special screening of his debut film, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ which released in 1998. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, and Kajol in lead roles, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai‘ became a blockbuster then. Speculations were rife about a reboot also.
Though Karan Johar does not have any plans to remake the film, he does have a dream cast in mind.
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Karan Johar said that he would cast Alia Bhatt for Kajol’s role of Anjali. “On my wishlist would be Ranveer Singh as Rahul. In another word, he has that mad intensity as Shah Rukh Khan. Alia Bhatt as Anjali, she has the spunk and Janhvi Kapoor as Tina because she has the poise and balance of the part,” he said during an audience interaction.
He said “I was ecstatic to met SRK. Kajol and he had promised that they will do my first film. So I remembering going to meet him and I had no script whatsoever. I only had a scene in my mind. Which I narrated to him. And he bought into my bullshit. I told him if you like this one scene then I will narrate the entire film to you, which was completely a lie. However, Tabu, Urmila, Aishwarya 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 me her name,”
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was a runaway success at the time of its release, quickly becoming the highest-grossing film of the year and breaking the record for the highest-grossing Bollywood film abroad.
On the work front, Karan Johar will don the hat of the director for his upcoming period drama Takht. The film has an ensemble cast including actors like Ranveer Singh, Janhvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bhumi Pednekar and Vicky Kaushal.