'Karan Johar's original script for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was crap'
... said Shah Rukh Khan at the 20th-anniversary celebration of the film on Tuesday
On the occasion of the 20th-anniversary celebration of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (KKHH) on Tuesday, the lead actor of the film, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said that despite an underwhelming narration from director Karan Johar, he signed the project because of the conviction of the filmmaker.
"I never listen to scripts, I listen to the heartbeats of the people I work with. People sometimes ask me why I let go of certain scripts though they were great. Till date, I've never understood a script. It's the scriptwriter or the filmmaker, that I put my faith in," Shah Rukh said in presence of the cast, crew and the media as he took part in the celebration of 20 years of KKHH.
He went on to add, "Karan came and narrated an utterly nonsense crap story to me; which is certainly not the one that you finally see in the film. So I am glad that I did not get into the story and just went ahead with the conviction of Karan, otherwise the film would have not turned out the way it did."
From Kareena Kapoor Khan, who managed to make time despite having her marriage anniversary party, film director Zoya Akhtar, Ayan Mukherjee, Neha Dhupia, Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, and Twinkle Khanna, to young actors like Janhvi Kapoor, Ishan Khattar, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, and rapper Badshah, celebrities from the industry came together to celebrate the occasion.
Sharing the story of how rejecting the film was one of the best contributions from her end to make it a super hit, Twinkle also quipped that it was one of the best career gifts to Rani Mukherji who eventually played the character of Tina.
Alia Bhatt, who was not present at the event, sent a video message about her best memory of KKHH.
Salman Khan, who played an extended cameo in the film, was unable to attend the event. But, he too sent a video message congratulating the filmmaker and the cast, adding, "I hope he (Karan Johar) works with me in the future."
Released in 1998, KKHH won several awards, including the National award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, and became a super hit.
With colourful postcards containing popular dialogue from the film on them, like 'Pyaar Dosti Hai' and 'I don't like jokes. I don't like you', and a social media booth for celebrities, which was a replica of The Neelam's Show from the film, the evening was not only glamorous with the presence of stars, but also filled with beautiful memories of the film.