Released in 1998, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ proved to be a blockbuster film of Bollywood. This was the first film directed by Karan which had the highest box office collection of the year. In this film, Salman also played a cameo role with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji.
Salman caught the attention of the audience with his few minutes of role, but few people know that this role was offered to Chandrachur Singh before Salman which he rejected.
Karan directed the film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ in 1998 after working as an assistant director in the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. This film was Karan’s directorial debut. Recently in a conversation with DNA, Chandrachur said that he deeply regretted leaving Karan’s film.
Chandrachud said, ‘This decision proved very harmful for me. This film has been a cult film for many years, which happens to be right there. This is a decision Chandrachur learned from.
Three actors already rejected that film before Chandrachur
Karan Johar also shared Chandrachur’s refusal story during the Zee TV show. Karan had told that three actors had refused to do the film even before him. Chandrachur called Karan the next day to tell him about his script. Karan went to the Seven Bungalows from Malabar to describe the script but Chandrachur refused before hearing the script. In the talk show, Karan had expressed his displeasure that if he had to refuse, he would have said it to me on the call, why he wasted my 2 hours.