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19 years of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham: Lesser known facts about the Karan Johar directorial

Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Karan Johar (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

By: Murtuza Nullwala

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Karan Johar’s directorial Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham starred Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Rani Mukerji (cameo).

Today, the film completes 19 years of the release, so let’s look at the list of some lesser-known facts about K3G

Waheeda Rehman was going to play Big B’s mother in the film

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was supposed to mark Waheeda Rehman’s comeback on the big screen. She was roped in to play the role of Amitabh Bachchan’s mother in the film. But, she opted out of the movie and later made a comeback after a year with the movie Om Jai Jagdish.

John Abraham was also offered a small role in the film

John made his Bollywood debut with the 2003 release Jism. Before making his debut as an actor, John was a model and he was offered the role of Robbie in the film, but he turned down the offer and later TV actor Vikas Sethi played the role.

Abhishek Bachchan’s cameo

Abhishek Bachchan had a cameo in the movie. But later it was edited out. It is said that Abhishek insisted Karan Johar to edit out his cameo from the final cut.

SRK and Kajol were also supposed to dance on You Are My Sonia

Hrithik and Kareena’s sizzling chemistry was surely one of the highlights of the song You Are My Sonia. But not many people would know that there was a sequence shot in which Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were also supposed to dance on the track. But it didn’t make it to the final cut.

Shah Rukh Khan’s son played his father’s younger version

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aaryan did a small cameo in the film starting credits of the film. He played the younger version of Shah Rukh Khan.

‘It’s raining’ legal trouble

In one of the scenes of the film, Kareena is seen singing the English track It’s Raining Men. Johar had used the song without the permission of the original makers and he was also sued in a UK court for the same and had to pay a fine for it.

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