Karan Johar changed the face of love triangles when he made Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. His fun take on love, friendship, growing up and his characters, Anjali, Rahul and Tina is still something filmmakers refer to when making college love stories. As Kuch Kuch Hota Hai completed 20 years of its release, Karan Johar recently held a premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to celebrate his debut movie.
He said he would have Ranveer Singh reprise Shah Rukh Khan’s role from the film and Janhvi Kapoor in Rani Mukerji’s role.
Speaking at the recently concluded Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Karan said that he would cast Alia Bhatt for Kajol’s role of Anjali. “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,” he said during an audience interaction.
“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,” her further said.