Karan Johar is one of the most famous Bollywood filmmakers. No matter how much hate he’s getting lately, the director has his loyal fan base. Aside from his dominance over emotional movies, KJo is known for maintaining a good relationship with each and every star in the industry. The same helped him achieve the greatest casting success for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham back then.
KJo recently shared an interesting story about his hit family drama while honoring Indian Idol 12 as a special guest. He revealed that for K3G, he caught all the top big stars in one day. It started in the morning and ended its main casting at the end of the day.
While speaking on Indian Idol 12, Karan Johar revealed that as soon as the story ended, she decided to approach Amitabh Bachchan first. As one of the most respected majors in the industry, Big B was first on KJo’s list. Fortunately, Big B immediately liked the role and story of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
The second name that was incorporated was Jaya Bachchan. After signing Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar left Big B’s house. On his way, he got stuck with the idea of tying up Jaya to play Big B’s real-life wife in the movie. He immediately called the actress. Jaya was initially shocked as KJo didn’t utter a word about any role when she came to meet Big B. KJo explained how his name came to mind after leaving their house.
After launching two big pistols, next on the list was Shah Rukh Khan. On Indian Idol 12, Karan Johar mentioned him as a brother as there is a reason behind that. He was the only one who did not listen to the story and immediately agreed to make the film.
Choosing Kajol was a difficult task for KJo, as the actress wasn’t working hard at the time. She was busy with her personal life with Ajay Devgn, as they were newly married. She had maintained a posture of working less. However, KJo was very adamant in his choice. Speaking on the show, the filmmaker revealed that they always shared an emotional bond, sharing laughter and tears together. Fortunately, KJo’s story was full of emotions that intrigued the Dilwale actress and she agreed to do so.
Next was Hrithik Roshan, who immediately agreed to do Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. After blocking five stars, KJo tried his luck towards the end of the day and got in touch with Kareena Kapoor Khan. Unsurprisingly, he liked the character of Poo and that’s how one of the biggest casting shots was incorporated.
Meanwhile, KJo shared some more interesting stories on Indian Idol 12 during his appearance over the weekend. The final episode is scheduled for the 15th as a 12-hour episode. It will be broadcast from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on August 16 on Sony Entertainment Television and Sony Liv.
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