Released in 1998 ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ is one of the most loved Karan Johar movies. A special screening of the same was recently held in Australia, and Karan Johar attended it. While he was there, the filmmaker unveiled that if ever ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ gets a reboot, he would like to see Ranveer Singh filling in the shoes of Shah Rukh Khan, Janhvi Kapoor bringing the character played by Rani Mukerji and Alia Bhatt portraying the role essayed by Kajol.
Speaking at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Karan said, “On my wishlist would be Ranveer Singh as Rahul. He has that mad intensity as Shah Rukh Khan. Alia Bhatt as Anjali. She has the spunk and Janhvi Kapoor as Tina because she has the poise and balance of the part.”
He further added, “I was ecstatic to meet SRK. Kajol and he had promised that they will do my first film. So I remember going to meet him and I had no script whatsoever. I only had a scene in my mind. Which I narrated to him. And he bought into my bullshit. I told him if you like this one scene then I will narrate the entire film to you, which was completely a lie. Tabu, Urmila, Aishwarya turned me down and Ash was the only one who was polite to call me back. It took months to cast for Rani’s part after Aditya Chopra recommended me her name.”