A lively yet intense romantic film is what marked the beginning of Karan Johar‘s journey into films. 21 years later, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kajol remains an iconic romantic film. Karan indeed got lucky with his directorial debut; not every first becomes this special and this widely loved after all!
As the film completed 21 years since its release, the filmmaker reminisced the journey and all the beauty that it brought along. ‘Firsts are always special! The cast, crew, music & the heart & soul of this film was all in the right place❤️ Thank you for making this journey a timeless one even after 21yrs!,’ he wrote on Instagram.
Shah Rukh and Kajol’s romantic pairing had worked in the 1995 film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, another cult romantic film. Karan, who was one of the assistant directors for DDLJ, must have foreseen what a tremendous hit their chemistry was going to be. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was SRK and Kajol’s next film together.
Not very long ago, Karan had also revealed that he would like to see Alia Bhatt reprising the character of Anjali (originally played by Kajol) if a remake of KKHH was made. He also picked Ranveer Singh as Rahul (SRK) and Janhvi Kapoor as Tina (Rani Mukerji). Sounds like quite a plan!