Karan Johar wanted to cast Salmaal, Shah Rukh and Kareena Kapoor in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’.
Karan Johar shot the film in New York, one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Salman Khan refused to do a supporting role with Shah Rukh Khan.
Mumbai. Bollywood director-producer Karan Johar and actress Kareena Kapoor’s friendship is very famous in B-town today. Both are called Gossip King and Queen. At the same time, both of them themselves have revealed many times that if Kareena is the epi-center of B-Town’s gossip, then Karan stamps her. There was a time when only Karan was allowed to enter Babita Kapoor’s house in the presence of Karisma and Kareena. However, there came a time when Karan and Kareena had such a fierce fight (Karna Johar-Kareena Kapoor Spat) that the friendship broke down. Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan starrer superhit film ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ also slipped out of Kareena’s hands in this affair. Please tell that this film has completed 19 years (19 Years of Kal Ho Na Ho) today.
Why was Kareena dropped from the film?
Karan Johar’s first choice for ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ was Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. First Salman refused to do supporting role. After this, Kareena Kapoor asked Karan Johar for a fee equal to that of Shahrukh Khan. During that time Karan’s father Yash Johar was very ill. Therefore, Karan refused to pay Kareena equal fees to Shahrukh. Not only this, Karan got so angry with this demand that he showed Kareena the way out of the film.
The superhit film ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ has completed 19 years today.
Karishma had to compromise
Shahrukh Khan starrer ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ was shot in New York. It is considered to be the most expensive city in the world for film shooting. At the same time, due to the illness of father Yash Johar, Karan was spending very cautiously. In such a situation, when his outspoken sister Kareena had asked for a very high fee, he was upset. At the same time, Kareena became very angry after taking Preity Zinta in the film. The film added another hit film to Preity Zinta’s career. Due to this there was a rift between the two. This estrangement between the two lasted for a year. In the end, Karishma Kapoor made friendship between the two again. Now once again there is a lot of talk about their friendship in B-town.
Many revelations made in ‘An Unsuitable Boy’
Karan and Kareena’s friendship came into limelight with the film ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. Karan has also said in several interviews that he had seen Kareena at a party. He was impressed by her beauty and attitude. That’s when she had decided that she would become the Poo of his film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Shortly after this film, their relationship turned sour. Karan has written in his biography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ that he had first spoken to Kareena for Naina in Kal Ho Naa Ho. I felt bad that ignoring my personal problems, they demanded more fees. Later this role was given to Preity Zinta.
When did Kareena apologize to Karan?
Karan has written in the biography that after ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’, the conversation between Kareena and me stopped. We used to see each other from a distance at parties, which was quite childish. She is about 10 years younger than me. Then after the passing of father Yash Johar, Kareena called me. Karibna was very emotional during that time. He apologized for not talking to me and not being in contact. After this there was friendship again between the two and together they did many films like Gori Tere Pyar Mein, Kurbaan, Bombay Talkies.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 30, 2022, 14:52 IST