One of the most iconic films of Hindi cinema Kuch Kuch Hota Hai clocked in 20 years, and filmmaker Karan Johar recently held a premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to celebrate his debut movie. During the audience interaction, he was asked what if he were to remake the film now, who would play Rahul, Anjali, and Tina. Without an ounce of doubt, he said, “On my wishlist would be Ranveer Singh as Rahul. 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.”
Narrating about how he cast for the film, 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.
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.”
Meanwhile, filmmaker Karan Johar attended the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne press conference and during the film festival, KJo hoisted the National flag in Melbourne, a few days prior to India's Independence Day. The Indian Flag was hoisted like every year and the honour was given to Karan Johar.
Johar is all set to don his director hat with magnum opus Takht starring Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. The film is expected to release next year.
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