The year 2001 saw an evolution and a revolution of sorts in Bollywood. This was the year, when the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan made a ‘comeback of sorts’ in Bollywood with the now-cult film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The only person responsible for the bringing together of the two real life couple cum legends on the silver screen is none other than Karan Johar. The film chosen for the golden couple’s comeback was Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, a film that went onto rewrite history at the Box-Office.
Even though there must be hardly anyone who must not have seen the film. For the still uninitiated, besides Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham also starred a ‘constellation’ of top stars in the form of Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor and also the beautiful Rani Mukerji appearing in an extended cameo. Even though Karan Johar made no mistake while pairing up the stars (Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol and Hrithik Roshan-Kareena Kapoor), there was one star who Karan Johar thought, will say no to the film. And the star was none other than the firebrand actress Kajol.
In the book ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, Karan Johar revealed that, had Kajol said no to the role, he would straight go to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. After Kajol said yes to the role, she was cast in the role of Anjali Sharma, which seemed totally tailor made for her! The rest, as they say … is history!
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