Shah Rukh Khan's ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ is one of the most successful movies of his career, and is often mentioned amongst his best performances too. Directed by Nikkhil Advani, the film revolves around a love triangle, while SRK's character Aman is terminally ill. Aman eventually dies, and Naina and Rohit (Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan) get married.
While it continues to make a strong impact on the audience even after 17 years of its release, director Nikkhil Advani has revealed a rather interesting about the film. Shah Rukh Khan ‘absolutely hated’ his death scene in the film, and compared it unfavourably to the one in Devdas, which he had then filmed.
In an interview with Film Companion, Nikkhil spoke about the importance of death scenes in Shah Rukh Khan's films. He explained, “... Shah Rukh absolutely hated the death scene of Kal Ho Naa Ho. He kept saying, ‘You’re too irreverent, not giving it any respect’. He was also shooting Devdas at the same time in which he had a spectacular death scene. He kept saying, ‘Usse kehte hain death scene’. I explained to him that I was looking at death as a comma, not a full stop.”
Kal Ho Na ho was released in the year 2003, and Devdaas hit the theatres in 2002. Both the films became massive hits, and earned SRK applause and awards. Devdaas, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit.
While Devdaas ends with the death of SRK's character, Kal Ho Na Ho finds a new beginning with Naina moving on with Rohit and finding love in him again.
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