Karan Johar wants to re-release Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham when it completes 25 years

He was speaking at the trailer launch of Dharma Production’s romantic comedy Bad Newz
Karan Johar and a poster of the film
Karan Johar and a poster of the film

Filmmaker Karan Johar said he wants to release Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) again in theatres on the 25th anniversary of the film, saying the trend of re-releasing films was fantastic.

Karan, citing the re-release of Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar (2011) and a retrospective of Zoya Akhtar that was recently held, said that releasing cult films again would "remind everybody that Hindi cinema rocks".

A family drama starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, and Rani Mukherjee, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was Karan’s second film. The film often referred to by its acronym K3G, was a huge success at the box office.

“I feel when K3G’s 25 years is completed, which I think will be after two years, I think we should re-release the film. I haven’t seen the film myself. I see my films once when they are ready but not after that," Karan said at the trailer launch of Dharma Productions' upcoming romantic comedy Bad Newz on Friday evening.

"I have not seen the film in 23 years. When someone makes reels on the dialogues and scenes, that I watch,” Karan told reporters here.

He added, “I was very excited about films coming back. I was so happy that Rockstar released and it got a lot of love. I saw so many reels of people, it was receiving so much love. It was a cult film. I think this phenomenon which has started of re-releasing films is fantastic. I think the entire generation has grown up watching our films."

Helmed by Anand Tiwari, Bad Newz stars Vicky Kaushal, Tripti Dimri and Ammy Virk. It marks the second collaboration of Vicky and Anand, who previously worked together on the latter's directorial debut Love Per Square Foot (2018). The film is produced by Amazon Prime in association with Dharma Productions and Leo Media Collective. It will be released in theatres on July 19.

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