Karan Johar on reuniting with Salman Khan after 25 years since Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Written by Swaati on October 17, 2023
After 25 years since the release of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Karan Johar and Salman Khan will reunite for an action entertainer which will be helmed by Shershaah director Vishnu Vardhan. The film is currently in the works and the plans are set to take it on the floor by December of this year. However, Karan says that he is superstitious about certain things so he won’t confirm or deny the collaboration.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Karan shared, “I have the deepest respect for Salman and his entire family. My father was very close to Salim Saab (Salim Khan). The fact that Salman said yes to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai has never left my heart. All I can say at this moment is that the relationship will hopefully find celluloid space very soon. I am not confirming it, nor am I denying it as I am superstitious about certain things. I will speak about it when the time is right.”
Salman Khan had made a special appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji. For the part of Aman, a lot of actors had refused the role. Karan revealed “A lot of actors had said no for the part of Aman. And then, I met Salman at Chunky Panday’s party. He came to me and said, ‘Only an absolutely confident person will do this film, and I am that person.’ I went to narrate the film, and at the end of the first half he said ‘I am doing the film’. I was like, ‘But you come in the second half’, he went to say, ‘I don’t care, I know where it’s going. I really like your dad; I like your energy and am doing your film.’ I walked out and was like Salman Khan is doing the film. I told Adi that this film has got really big now as we already had Shah Rukh, Kajol, and Rani.”
As per a previous report in the same portal, it was revealed that the film is to be based on one of the most heroic wins of India. “The script, screenplay, and dialogue draft are locked. Basic prep work is also done, and Vishnu intends to dive completely into the world of this war-based action thriller in October. The team is targeting to start the film with a brief schedule in the first half of December and then reunite for a marathon shoot in January,” the source informed.
“Salman is committed to getting in the shape to play a paramilitary officer. He is hitting the gym daily and following a strict diet,” the source added.
Source: Bollywood hungama