One of Hindi cinema’s most famous films, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai clocked in 20 years last October. Honouring the milestone internationally along with his directorial debut in Bollywood, Karan Johar recently held a premiere of K2H2 at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. During the audience interaction, Karan was asked what if he were to remake the film now, who would play Rahul, Anjali, and Tina.
Without a second of deliberation, KJo announced the dream cast for a Kuch Kuch Hota Hai reboot:
“On my wishlist would be Ranveer Singh as Rahul. He has that mad intensity as Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt as Anjali because she has the spunk. And Janhvi Kapoor as Tina because she has the poise and balance of the part.”
Narrating about how he cast for the original, he said:
“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.”
He further added,
“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.”