Twinkle Khanna’s many connections from the film were rejected by 4 actors – Dekho Samachar

October 16, 1998, 24 years ago was released on this day, the first film directed by Karan Johar named ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Rani Mukerji also played an important role in this film starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. At the same time, Salman Khan had an extended cameo role in it. The story of this romantic comedy drama film was written by Karan Johar himself and also made his directorial debut with it. With this film shot in Mumbai, Ooty, Mauritius and Scotland, Karan aimed to create a new kind of Hindi cinema with no violence, only emotions and he was successful in doing so. The film did a business of Rs 107 crore during that period and became the most successful and highest-grossing film of the year. Not only in India, it did amazing business abroad as well.

On completion of 24 years, know some stories related to it

After acting and assisting in Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, Karan Johar also thought of trying his hand at directing. During this, Shahrukh Khan also told him that he should make a film and he will work in his film. In October 1997, Karan’s father Yash Johar announced the film.

Karan’s story based on the college love triangle

Karan earlier wrote a story based on a college love triangle. He was not happy with this idea, so he wrote a story based on a widow and her child. Later he combined these two stories and prepared the story of ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.

Shahrukh Khan and Kajol

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were already cast for the film. Karan found it difficult to finalize the actress for the role of Tina. Twinkle Khanna was first cast for this role. Twinkle left it after shooting for the film for 11 days. After this Raveena Tandon, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tabu, Urmila Matondkar and Karisma Kapoor were also offered this role but all turned it down. Eventually it was Aditya Chopra who advised Karan that he should cast Rani Mukerji in this role. He saw the work of Rani in ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat’.

character of aman

Similarly, Karan had to struggle a lot to finalize the character of Aman in the film. Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgan, Chandrachur Singh and Aamir Khan had declined the role. Finally Salman Khan agreed to do this role.

film song shooting

During the shooting of the song ‘Yeh Boy Hai Deewana’ from the film, Kajol fell down on her face from the cycle and lost her memory for a while. When the makers made Ajay Devgan talk to him, his memory came back.

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal Senior Journalist at People News Chronicle whose Special interest is in Politics, Crime, Entertainment and Technology news.

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