The film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ proved to be a milestone in the career of superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Salman Khan also appeared in a supporting role in the film. Know how Salman Khan’s entry was done.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has acted in many hit films, but the film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ proved to be a milestone in his career. He appeared in the lead role in this film and it was also a superhit film in terms of box office collection. This film released in 1998 was directed by Karan Johar. Kajol was seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, but Salman Khan was also in the supporting role.
There were many reasons behind Salman Khan’s entry in the film. Karan Johar had mentioned this in detail in the TV show ‘India Idol’. Karan Johar had told, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Ki Baat Hai’. Salman Khan also acted in the film. I was casting the film. No other actor was ready to do this character. Everyone used to think that why should we work in Shahrukh Khan’s film and that too in this small role.
Karan Johar says, ‘I went to 3-4 actors and I was very upset. One night I was at Chunky Pandey’s house. He had kept a party at his house. I arrived with a face full of despair. Salman Khan was also there. He said on seeing me that you have done shopping. I said shopping? He said that you had gone, now everyone has that shopping. Salman Khan said that if someone should be mad to do the film, then I am that mad.
Salman Khan called home: Karan Johar says, ‘Salman Khan was a huge star at that time. Now I didn’t even include them in my list. He laughed at me and told me to come home tomorrow and tell me the story there. I went to his house and I said with great enthusiasm and passion that okay I am doing this film. He had not even heard his role. Salman said that I am doing this film for your father.
After the film became a superhit, Karan Johar went to Salman Khan’s house. Karan says that I had also thanked Salman for this, then he said that it does not matter. After this film, Shahrukh Khan also had a different image and he worked in many films in this sequence.