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6 Blockbuster Movies Rejected By Salman Khan

Salman Khan is the most successful Bollywood actor when it comes to the box office. His fan following is enormous. He is the undisputed top most Bollywood actor in Vogue’s list on the basis of earning and popularity both. The actor is known to deliver box office successes one after another. He is a dream actor and most chased one by the top directors. Son of a top writer Salim Khan and brother of two successful directors Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, Salman Khan is expected to choose his movies wisely. But the actor has declined some big offers in the past which then went on to become some of the top box office successes of all time.  One actor’s loss is always another actor’s gain. In fact, three of those films that were subsequently done by Shahrukh Khan, became the career defining movies for the superstar.

So let’s take a look on the hugely successful films that were offered to Salman Khan.

Baazigar 1993

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Though Shahrukh Khan had already done a few films before, but Baazigar’s success landed him among the top league actors of Bollywood and cleared his path to go on to be called a superstar. His performance in the negative role of Baazigar drew attention of the critics as well.  The film became a huge success at box office and after that Shahrukh never looked back. The film was initially offered to salman Khan. Salman was director duo Abbas-Mastan’s first choice, but the actor refused the part. The role earned Shahrukh the Best Actor award from Filmfare.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge 1995

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The most iconic romantic movie of Bollywood Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge is another movie that Salman refused for some unknown reasons. In fact, he kept on refusing many movies from Yasraj till Ek Tha Tiger in 2012. The movie was one of the most ambitious project of Yashraj as it was the debut film of Aditya Chopra as a director. In fact, Aditya Chopra wanted to cast Tom Cruise for the legendary role of ‘Raj Malhotra’ in ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ as he wanted it to be an Indo-American affair. But Aditya Chopra had to re-work on his story as his legendary filmmaker father Yash Chopra didn’t want to make it with foreign star. The movie released on 25th anniversary of Yash Raj Films. After SRK won Best Actor for his role in this movie, Aamir Khan stopped attending the Filmfare Awards because he felt he should have won for Rangeela. The movie is the first Indian movie with a Dolby sound mix. This movie remains the most iconic film in the history of Indian cinema.

On 14 December 2014 the movie continued in theaters and had remained in theaters and in 19 years, 1000 weeks. On December 14, 2014, Aditya Chopra released a book titled “Aditya Chopra relives… Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” to celebrate the film completing 1000 weeks.

Josh 2000

Bollywood Red Baazigar Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya

Apparently, the director Mansoor Khan had offered the lead role to Salman Khan but Salman refused as he didn’t want to play a brother to Aiswarya Rai. The film took 4 years to complete. But went on to become successful at box office. Shahrukh Khan wore blue contacts in the film in order to look more like Aishwarya Rai in the film. Shahrukh Khan rendered his own voice for the song “Apun Bola”.

Kal Ho Na Ho 2003

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Salman was also offered the role of ‘Aman’ (later played by Saif Ali Khan) in Kal Ho Na Ho. But he was not interested in playing a supporting actor to Shahrukh Khan, so he turned down the offer. Filmmaker Karan Johar had written the script with his friend Kareena Kapoor  in mind as the leading lady. But she asked for too high a fee and was replaced by Preity Zinta. This later became the bone of contention between both of them and Johar didn’t speak to Kareena for over a year which he regretted later and has written about it elaborately in his autobiography ‘The Unsuitable Boy’.

Kal Ho Naa Ho also shares with the only other two Bollywood Films – Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and Saathiya (2004) to be the only Bollywood film that holds the maximum (3) number of music awards (where the title song is exactly the same with the film).

Chak De India 2007

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Another one of Shahrukh Khan’s much-acclaimed role as the coach of the Indian Women Hockey Team was first offered to Salman. But he couldn’t take up the movie because of his busy schedule.  The movie was a big success at box office and took Shahrukh’s credibility to few notches up. Also it helped him break the stereotype and got very good reviews on his performance from critics. This film sparked a national resurgence of interest in the sport. Within days of the film’s appearance, sales of hockey sticks shot up by 30%. Chak De India was based on the real life of legendary hockey player Mirranjan Negi. Writer Jaideep Sahni got the idea for the script when he was flicking through a newspaper and a small story about a women’s hockey team caught his eye. Actress Freida Pinto auditioned for a role in the film. SRK again won his 7th filmfare award for best actor for Chak de India. The title song in this movie even inspired Indian cricket team to win ICC T20 World cup 2007.

Ghajini 2008

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Now this role was definitely written keeping Salman Khan in mind, no doubt about it. The movie narrates the life of a short-term memory loss patient who sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl. Aamir Khan, as he is called a perfectionist, did a superb job in the role. But Salman could have also pulled off the role well. In fact, Aamir himself recommended Salman’s name after reading the script. But ultimately Aamir ended up doing the role.  Ghajini was the first film in India to be given a UA certificate on account of violence and not sexual content.

This is a remake of the Tamil film Ghajini (2005), which was inspired by the Christopher Nolan movie Memento (2000).  Anil Kapoor revealed in an interview that Christopher Nolan was upset that they didn’t give him any credits or money as the film is inspired by his movie Memento (2000) when he met him in Hollywood. However Nolan and the Ghajini crew talked over and everything got sorted out later. Ghajini was the first Hindi movie ever to cross 100 crore. It also started the trend of the prestigious “100 crore ” club.

Though Salman Khan didn’t become a part of these successful movies, he still continued to rule over box office and has delivered hits one after another.

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CBFC Again Does Something Funny With Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya! Check Out The Terms And Conditions

When everything was going smooth for the makers of Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya’, the film hits the road block from none other than the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). According to a report in DNA, the CBFC has issued a U/A certificate to the Dharma Productions film ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya’. But CBFC wants the makers to get an NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the matrimonial website and that’s the condition under which it gave a U/A certificate. “The name of the site crops up throughout the film and hence, the CBFC has asked producer Karan Johar to submit an NOC from the site in question. Only then would they be allowed to retain the name in the film,” it quoted a source as saying.

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“A recent legal issue, concerning Running saw the makers dropping the ‘.com’ from their title and from every mention in the film. The Board can’t allow a repeat of the same tamasha post-certification,” the source added.

Also the CBFC is demanding an unambiguous disclaimer from Karan Johar, the producer of ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ as the infamous dowry system plays a prominent part in the plot.

The Quint has reported that a source from CBFC says, “although the film and its makers in no way endorse the dowry system the censor board has demanded a clear disclaimer at the beginning of the opening credit titles stating the film and its makers do not endorse the dowry system.”

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According to The Quint, besides this disclaimer, the CBFC has also demanded the removal of the word pichhwada (backside) from Varun Dhawan’s dialogue, the source says.

The reason is definitely funny. “Both Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are youth icons. They should be careful of what they say and the values they uphold on screen”, mentions the source.

We wonder, what would have happened to the film in case Varun’s character would have been a thief or something like that.

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Aamir Khan’s Interview And His Dangal Success Party With Bollywood Stars – See Pics

Aamir Khan‘s Dangal is flying high approaching 400 crores mark at Box Office. But Aamir says he doesn’t think he rules the box office. “I am not a box office king. I am only Kiran‘s (his wife Kiran Rao) king,” said Aamir. Aamir says he never chooses films on its potential to do business. “Till today I never signed a film on the basis of its capability to do business. I prefer to choose a film from my heart. All the films I’ve done till now are those which touched my heart,” said the 51-year-old actor. “Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, Rang De Basanti or Sarfarosh, when I did those films, I never thought they would do such a good business. If you take Dangal as an example, I played a role of an aged and heavy wrestler. There are no romantic songs or any typical formula to become a blockbuster. Therefore, we never predicted that the film would be such a big hit,” Aamir added.

For Aamir the most respectable award is his audience’s love. “Other than this, I do not think about any other awards.” The superstar also spoke about the recent attack of a mob on the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur. He said it is “unfortunate”. “Taking law in our own hand is not legal for anyone. What has happened is very wrong and saddening. The people of Rajasthan are very much lovable and sensible. My experience with the people and the place was very good.”
Aamir held a success party for Dangal which was attended by big Bollywood stars. Let’s take a look at the pictures.

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Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao
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Alia Bhatt
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Sakshi Tanwar poses with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra
Sakshi Tanwar with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Radhika Apte and Kriti Sanon
Radhika Apte and Kriti Sanon
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Aamir Khan with daughter Ira and brother Faisal Khan
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Aamir and wife Kiran Rao with Shahid and Mira
Aamir and wife Kiran Rao with Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Preity Zinta and Marathi actress Sai Tamhankar
Preity Zinta and Marathi actress Sai Tamhankar
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Juhi Chawla Sonali Bendre
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Shabana Azmi and Asha Bhosle
Shabana Azmi and Asha Bhosle
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Siddharth Roy Kapoor with wife Vidya Balan
Siddharth Roy Kapoor with wife Vidya Balan
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Yami Gautam with a friend
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Wahida Rahman and Asha Parekh
Wahida Rahman and Asha Parekh
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Vidhu Vinod Chopra and wife Anupama Chopra
Vidhu Vinod Chopra and wife Anupama Chopra
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Ronit Roy with wife Neelam
Ronit Roy with wife Neelam
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Rekha and Reema Lagoo
Rekha and Reema Lagoo
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Randhir Kapoor and Jeetendra Tusshar Kapoor
Randhir Kapoor and Jeetendra with Tusshar Kapoor
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R Madhavan and Randeep Hooda
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Nitesh Tiwari with wife Ashwini Iyer Tiwari
Nitesh Tiwari with wife Ashwini Iyer Tiwari
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Prakash Jha, Prasoon Joshi and Ronnie Screwvala
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Karan Johar and Sudhir Mishra
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Imran Khan with wife Avantika
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Boman Irani and Anil Kapoor
Boman Irani and Anil Kapoor
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Bobby Deol and Kapil Sharma
Bobby Deol and Kapil Sharma
Bollywood Red Dangal Success Party Arshad Warsi and his wife Maria Goretti
Arshad Warsi and his wife Maria Goretti
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Aditya Roy Kapoor
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Aditi Rao Hydari
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Aamir and wife Kiran Rao
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Aamir and wife Kiran Rao

After Dangal, Aamir will now be seen in Thugs Of Hindostan, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan.

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Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya Trailer Is Viral – Shahrukh, Akshay And Other Stars Give Thumbs Up

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt‘s upcoming film Badrinath Ki Dulhania has already got the approval on the Internet. The trailer of the film received 5 million views in 12 hours. On Friday, a day after it released, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, has 10 million views on YouTube alone. The fans are spreading it via twitter and Facebook too. Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz and others have given a thumbs up to the trailer. #BadrinathKiDulhania has been trending on Twitter for a day-and-half. The film is a romantic comedy, directed by Shashank Khaitan, and produced by Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner. Varun Dhawan plays Badri and Alia Bhatt plays Vaidehi in the lead roles. The film marks the second installment of a franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014). Film Badrinath team is all excited and encouraged with the response and looking forward to the release.

Alia Bhatt‘s messege :

Love love love ❤️

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Varun also posted this picture on social media.

Proud producer Karan Johar posted a picture from the promotion of the film.

#badrinathkidulhania #trailerlaunch

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Watch the trailer :

Bollywood stars have already given a thumbs up to the trailer.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania is about Badrinath Bansal’s journey to become Vaidehi’s ‘suitable boy.’ The trailer is full of comedy, romance and, the much needed old superhit track revamped. Karan Johar has picked Madhuri Dixit’s favourite Tamma Tamma Loge from 1989 film Thanedaar.
Tamma Tamma Loge was originally composed by Bappi Lahiri and version 2.0 has been reworked by usual suspect Badshah.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania also stars Gauahar Khan, Mohit Marwah, Shweta Basu Prasad and Girish Karnad. The film will hit screens on March 10.

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Badrinath Ki Dulhania Trailer Out – Varun Dhawan Having Tough Time Impressing Alia Bhatt

The trailer of Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya fulfills all the promises the poster made. The trailer has all Bollywood ingredients and has touches of similarities with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya. It is fun filled, extremely colorful and adorable. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulahaniya dealt with a story like DDLJ where hero had a tough time impressing the girl’s father. In Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya the hero is having a tough time impressing his Dulhaniya, Vaidehi, plays by Alia Bhatt. The trailer starts with Badri’s, plays by Varun Dhawan, intro and his struggle to woo Vaidehi. But Vaidehi is a tough cooky who gives poor Badri a hard time. Both have a huge social and intellectual gap and Badri is not what Vaidehi wants.

But of course, Badri is not the give-up type and he continues with his effort in a hilarious manner. Alia Bhatt is extremely adorable in her character of Vaidehi and by the time the trailer ends, she makes you fall in love with her completely.  In between the trailer invokes the Nineties with the revamped version of 1989 film Thanedaar’s song Tamma Tamma Loge, picturised on Madhuri Dixit.

Watch the trailer :

Badrinath Ki Dulhania also stars Gauahar Khan, Mohit Marwah, Shweta Basu Prasad, Girish Karnad and Anupama Kumar. The film produced by Dharma Productions will hit the screens on March 10.

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Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan’s Badrinath Ki Dulhania Teaser Is Trending – Second Poster Out

The teaser of Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya is trending on internet giving a good start to the promotion of the film. After Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan did not take much time to be back again with their romance in Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya. Both the actors shared the second poster of the film and also revealed to the fans that the trailer will be out on February 2. Varun Dhawan, will feature as Badrinath Bansal aka Badri while Alia plays his Dulhania. The teaser gives a glimpse about Badri and his look but didn’t say anything about his dulhaniya. So the fans are expecting to see Dulhaniya Alia’s world in next teaser.

Well, before the second teaser is out, second poster was shared by both the actors. Alia tweeted, “And here is poster number 2! Trailer out on the 2nd of Feb!! 12 noon.”

Earlier Alia also posted this poster:

Producer Karan Johar also posted a tweet inviting everyone to join in the trend, but he insists – no gifts, only blessings.

You can buy Alia Bhatt’s beautiful lehnga from Filmfare awards from here.

Produced by Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions, Badrinath Ki Dulhania is written and directed by Shashank Khaitan. The film targets a Holi release, on March 10.

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Raees Vs Kaabil – What Hrithik Roshan Has To Say To Shahrukh Khan On Social Media

Finally the day of the battle of Raees Vs Kaabil is upon the box office and upon the fans who will be the ultimate judge of who the winner will be. However, there are no battle-cries from the stars. On the day of the battle, one of the stars has sent wonderful messages to the other, showing that the battle of rivalry will fail to scar the wonderful friendship they share. Hrithik Roshan has stepped up and sent the following message to Shahrukh Khan on the day of release: “Today as a mentor I am sure you will inspire me again with Raees and as a student I hope you are proud of me with Kaabil.”

Hrithik Roshan’s Tweet

Shahrukh Khan is yet to respond to the tweet.

This is not the first time Hrithik Roshan is facing a boxoffice battle and this is not the first time he has approahced it so graciously. Last year his film Mahenjodaro had to lock horns with Akshay Kumar’s Rustom and this is what Hrithik had to tweet:

The relationship between Hrithik and Shahrukh goes back a long time. It was Hrithik‘s father Rakesh Roshan, who famously brought together two of the biggest stars of all time into a movie – Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. The movie was Karan Arjun and a young Hrithik Roshan served as an assistant director to his father.

Earlier in the month, Salman Khan posted a picture of Hrithik Roshan, Shahrukh Khan and himself from those days. He wrote: “Thanx rakeshji 4 giving @iamsrk n me #21yearsofKaranArjun, Congrats duggu on #17YearsOfKNPH @iHrithik . Best of luck Raees & Kaabil 25Jan .”

Salman Khan’s Tweet

Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan have been good friends since then. Hrithik also costarred Shahrukh Khan in Karan Johar‘s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, playing his younger brother. The film represented family values love.

The battle between Raees and Kaabil started when Raees, having already avoided a clash with Salman Khan‘s Sultan last July, aligned it’s release date with Kaabil. Since then there have been moves and counter-moves, a few words have been spoken and the two films have been in fierce competition on promotions. Now that the day of the battle is here, it’s time for the fans to watch, judge and give a verdict.

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Karan Johar On How He Hurt Shahrukh Khan And His Fallout With Kareena Kapoor : “An Unsuitable Boy”

Before and after the launch of his autobiography “An Unsuitable Boy”, Indian filmmaker Karan Johar has let the world know of many fascinating accounts of his friendships, heartbreaks, confusions, falling-outs and underworld threat and most importantly the question “is he a gay or isn’t he(?).” The latest one in a row may not be the most thrilling but definitely the most interesting one. The world knows the friendship between superstar Shahrukh Khan and the filmmaker. They have gone through thick and thins, their friendship has survived the toughest tests and they have stood by each other like rocks. And they always made it a point to let the world know of their unique relationship. SRK was the first person Karan Johar says he called after the ‘fallout’ with his 25 year old friend Kajol which recently made into headlines. In fact, it is Shahrukh Khan who launched Johar‘s autobiography. During the launch Johar said many good things about Shahrukh.

 “There were times when my father wasn’t at the best point in movies… even with people and relationships. But Shahrukh had given so much love that I fell in love with him. I saw he gave love to my father and that meant the world to me.In relationships, there are ups and downs… there are turbulent times. But I have to say the soul and the heart I have found within the fraternity of the industry is amazing. I would cherish those relationships throughout my life.”


Shahrukh Khan recently launched Karan Johar’s autobiography.

However, the legendary friendship was not uninterrupted and the filmmaker chose to let the world know about it in his autobiography “An Unsuitable Boy”.

SRK and Karan Johar never acknowledged a rift but the superstar’s absence on the previous season of KJo‘s close to heart chat show Koffee With Karan caused much comment. In his book, Karan Johar begins the account with this disclaimer.

“Yes, there was definitely a distance between us in recent year but that was because we were not working with each other. There’s no other reason.”

Then the personal confession comes through. Johar admits to being ‘hurt’ that Shahrukh Khan skipped Koffee With Karan.

“He was hurt that I didn’t work with him. I was hurt that with Student of the Year, there was no acknowledgement from him, there was no love or support given to me. Then it just grew. It was like he thought ‘after everything I’ve done for Karan‘ and I thought ‘after everything I’ve done for him’. We both felt like we had contributed to each other’s lives so tremendously. It was just two people sulking.”

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Karan Johar gives an account of then how things changed between them.

 “Suddenly, we had become formal with each other… He was not backslapping me like I wanted him to. And I was not cracking that odd joke like I would have…From being so close it transformed to: ‘Could you please call me when you have a minute?’ Once, just last year, he got so angry with me. I called up his manager and said, ‘I really need to meet Shahrukh.’ He called me and said, ‘When did you start calling my manager?’ I said, ‘Oh, I didn’t want to disturb you.’ He said, ‘Achha?’ And he fell silent.”

Also Johar confesses that he and the superstar’s wife Gauri Khan remained close to each other. Their long standing friendship was not affected by this.

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Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan

The popular wisdom that celebrities can’t be friends is enabled by people who Karan Johar describes as ‘messengers,’ writing that “Chinese whispers really ruin relationships.” And it’s not true, he says, that actors can’t get along.

“I feel Shahrukh and Salman can be friends. There’s genuine love between them. Salman’s family was the first family that welcomed Shahrukh in Mumbai. There is a strong friendship, but life and circumstances came in the way.”

But even before this, he had a fallout with Kareena Kapoor, Johar writes.

 “She asked for too much money and we had some kind of a fallout at that time.”


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The fifth chapter in his book, called ‘Early Film-Making Years’, has a long description of his investment in beginning to write Kal Ho Naa Ho (his best screenplay, he says), reflecting on his art and how he sat in Central Park in New York, stared at people, and wrote the film. Johar describes in his book of offering Kareena first the role that Preity Zinta eventually played in Kal Ho Naa Ho. The actress apparently asked for a salary equal to that of SRK, one of the film’s two heroes. “Sorry,” said Karan Johar and cast Preity instead. He also mentions their deep rooted love for each other.

Kareena and I have a deep-rooted love for each other. I always say that if things were different in my life, I’d have married her.”

Still the fallout happened. It was there, standing between them, clear as day-light.

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Kareena and I didn’t speak to each other for almost a year. For a year, we looked through each other at parties. It was very idiotic. She was a kid; she’s a decade younger than me.”

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Karan Johar Received Death Threats Ahead Of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – An Unsuitable Boy

Among many interesting things, stories, controversies and admissions that have come to the fore through Karan Johar’s recently launched biography “An Unsuitable Boy”, here is the latest and perhaps the most shocking one. The book is an emotional roller coaster ride that takes us through many ups and downs the distinguished filmkaer went through along with his family and friends. This incidence, however, that Karan describes in his biography, stands out in distinctly for it’s shock value. It also shows how Karan’s family and friends like Shahrukh Khan and Aditya Chopra stood by him in testing times.

This is what Karan Johar has written in his book “An Unsuitable Boy” about the deadly incident and what followed next.

When the film was ready in its rough-cut stage-before it goes into post-production, which is background music and other things-nobody except Adi had seen it. We had a screening for my mum and dad. It was just the four of us-Adi, me, my mum and dad. They were nervous as hell. A lot of money had been put into the film. A lot was riding on it, because my father had dealt with so much financial loss, even with Duplicate. This was something of a last-ditch attempt. If this went wrong, we would not be able to afford making another film.

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Karan Johar with parents Yash and Hiroo Johar in his childhood

I had started feeling the pressure once Duplicate bombed. But I had a strange kind of confidence in my film, although I was really afraid too. I felt if this film went wrong, we would have to sell property or take other drastic measures. My father had taken heavy loans, and put a lot of our equity at stake. It was a 14-crore-rupee film at that time. That was a lot. Especially for a new director.

We were watching the film at a preview theater called Dimple. After it finished, my parents couldn’t get up from their seats. Adi got up, I got up, and then my mother and father got up. I could see my mother’s feet and hands trembling; it was an emotional film and I don’t think Mom and Dad could believe that what they had just seen was made by their son.

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Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra

I held my mother’s hand, she hugged me, and my father just broke down. The three of us wept for something like forty-five minutes. I’ve never seen my father cry after that. I’ve seen him upset, I’ve seen him depressed. But I’ve never seen him break down like he did that day. Adi quietly stepped out. There was one production person alongside, and he realized it was a moment where we had to be left alone. Seeing my father cry made my mother even more emotional, because we had never seen him like this, weeping like a baby.

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Karan Johar with mother Hiroo Johar

Then he sat down, we gave him some water, but he was crying so much that he couldn’t even bring himself to say, ‘I’m so proud of you’; every time he opened his mouth, he would choke. And finally when he said those words, he broke down again. He just kept crying for forty-five minutes or so and it was an embarrassing sight. He was sixty-five and to see him break down like this was something new for me. I’d always seen him as a strong leader, a survivor.

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Yash Johar and Shahrukh Khan

Adi walked in after a while and asked, ‘Does this mean you liked it?’ My father replied, ‘It’s the best film in the world. My son has made the best film in the world.’ He just kept saying, ‘It’s the best film in the world.’ And that was all. As for my mother, she said, ‘I can’t believe my son made this movie!’ She kept saying, ‘I cannot believe my son has done this. He created this world, and this movie.’ She hugged Adi whom she had always been very fond of.

Soon after, we got down to the post-production work, and getting the film ready for release. Everything was on track. A film called Bade Miyan Chote Miyan was also releasing on the same Friday. It was a Diwali release.

My father decided that he was so proud that he wanted to have a premiere. On Monday, we were writing out the cards, dispatching them through production. My maasi had come to the house to help us. I went down to drop her. My mother was alone at home, even the servants were not there, all of them had gone out. The phone rang. My mother picked it up, and it was a call from the underworld. A man’s voice said, ‘Your son’s wearing a red T-shirt, I can see him right now. And we’re going to shoot him if you release this film on Friday.’ For some reason, they didn’t want the film to be released that Friday; we didn’t know why. It was a call from Abu Salem, and my mother was shaking with terror. She put the phone down and ran towards the door. She pressed the lift number, and I was coming up. As I came up those nine floors, she was going through really tough moments. When I reached, she just dragged me to the room and said, ‘You have to call the cops. This call has come and they said they’re going to shoot you, they don’t want you to release your film this Friday . . .’

That evening, my father, Shahrukh, the cops, Adi, everybody was there. The cops advised us, ‘We will protect you but you have to go ahead. You can’t show your fear. You have to have the premiere on Thursday.’

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Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan

But my mother said, ‘What does this mean?’ We were a simple family. We’d never had the underworld calling us to stop the release of a film. We’d never dreamt that something like this could even happen to us. My mother said, ‘We don’t want all this nonsense.’

But we did have the premiere at Liberty. They put me in this small room, to keep me safe. The industry who’s who came. It was a full turnout because my father’s goodwill was so strong-everybody wanted Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to be a hit, for his sake. It was the first-and possibly the last time, I think-that the industry had felt so positive about a film’s release. It was because of my father. He had so much love going for him.

I had always had a dream that Shammi Kapoor would come out of a car to attend the premiere of my film. I told my mother, ‘You know, I’m going to see it come true. Shammi Kapoor is going to get out of his Mercedes car and attend this premiere.’

But they had taken me into this room. My mother and father were outside. My mother was so upset because Shammi Kapoor was going to come and I would not be around to witness the moment. ‘My son’s dream was to see Shammi Kapoor get out of a car and come for his premiere,’ she kept saying. ‘But because of this situation, he has to be cooped up in a room; they’re not allowing him to come out.’Shahrukh

said, ‘What nonsense!’

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Shahrukh Khan launched the biography of Karan Johar

He went inside and dragged me out. He said, ‘I’m standing here in front of you. Let’s see who shoots you. I’m standing right here.’ I said, ‘No, no, no, my mother was . . .’


He told my mother, ‘Nothing’s gonna happen. I’m a Pathan. Nothing can happen to me and nothing will happen to your son. He’s like my brother. Nothing’s gonna happen.’

So I stood there, and Shammi Kapoor came in a Mercedes just like I had imagined. I had my moment. But my mother was very scared. She said, ‘Now go back inside. We can’t do this. I’m too scared.’

So I went back. Throughout the screening, my assistants kept coming to tell me, ‘Oh, they laughed here,’ ‘Oh, they did this,’ ‘Oh they did that.’ But I couldn’t go outside because of the threat.

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Karan with Shahrukh and Aryan Khan

While everybody enjoyed the film, I was sitting alone in that little room, with two security guards outside. I wanted to know what had happened. The film had ended, people were leaving but the security guys weren’t allowing me to meet the industry. And then Nikhil and Tarun came, followed by the whole team. They said, ‘Karan, the entire industry clapped. They stood up and clapped. You got a standing ovation.’

And I said, ‘Well, I didn’t see it.’ They said, ‘There was euphoria, and they were asking for you.’ Literally, ‘a star is born’ moment had happened!

That night, Mum, Dad and me flew out of the country because the cops said, ‘All of you should leave Mumbai. You’ll be safer anywhere else.’

We took a flight to London. The film released. We were away, disconnected, in a rented apartment in London. We went to see the film in a local theater, but it was not the same. My mother was so scared. I felt it had reached a point where she was hoping the film would flop so that it would go off the radar.

On the Monday after the release, I got a call from Adi.
I asked, ‘How is it doing? What happened on the weekend?’
He said, ‘What do you want in this world?’
I said, ‘What do you mean?’
He said, ‘What do you want to buy?’
I asked, ‘What nonsense are you talking?’
He said, ‘Your picture’s not a hit.’
I said, ‘It’s not?’
He said, ‘No, it’s not even a super hit.’
I said, ‘If it isn’t a hit, it can’t be a super hit.’

Then he said, ‘It’s a blockbuster, Karan. People are going crazy. Your advance booking lines for the next week are longer than your first week’s. Wake up your parents, it’s a huge hit.’

I went barging into my parents’ room. They were asleep. It was early in the morning. I woke up my parents and said, ‘Adi just called, it’s a blockbuster.’

My father woke up and started calling distributors in India.

We had never given a hit film, not since my father’s first film, Dostana, in 1980. That was a gap of eighteen years. From 1980 to 1998, my father never had one hit film. All of them had flopped. He had seen eighteen years of failure as a producer. He had never heard the word ‘blockbuster’ associated with any of his movies.

I don’t know how I felt. I don’t remember being very happy, but now when I think about it, I feel a sense of elation. We were in London, so I missed those first four weeks.

When I came back to Mumbai, the euphoria had subsided. But over a period of time, when I meet people, I realize the impact Kuch Kuch Hota Hai has had on their love lives, their kids. I saw girls with the same hairband as Kajol’s, people wearing cool chains, buying those Shahrukh T-shirts. All these things that I had created were intrinsically part of my South Bombay aesthetic and sensibility mixed with my love for Hindi cinema. Added to it was my desire to tell an emotional tale. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was undoubtedly the most honest projection of who I was.

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Priyanka Chopra Wins People’s Choice Award For Quantico Again!

Priyanka Chopra has done it again! She has walked away with the people’s choice award for Quantico all over again. She did it in 2016 and now she has done it in 2017 as well. The 43rd edition of The People’s Choice Award was held at the Microsoft theatre in Los Angeles in California on Wednesday night, 18th of January. The 34 years old global fashion icon made all the heads turn as she appeared on the red carpet. Priyanka won the Favourite TV Drama actress for Quantico. She beat the likes of Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Melissa McCarthy and Anna Kendrick to get the award.

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Priyanka Chopra on the red carpet of the People’s Choice Awards

Priyanka was in pale pitch separates on red carpet. She paired a strapless top with a fringed skirt and metalic pumps. She had nude makeup and a touch of color with pink lips. She won it all, again on the red carpet, just like she did on Golden Globes, Oscars and Emmys.

Priyanka‘s very proud mother and a delighted looking Dwayne Johnson looked on as she walked up to receive the award.

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A happy looking Priyanka Chopra after the award is announced.
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Priyanka Chopra celebrates the success. Mother Madhu Chopra On the left.
The Rock, Dwayne Johnson cheers as Priyanka receives the award

Priyanka delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech after receiving the award.

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Priyanka Chopra delivering her acceptance speech after receiving the award.

“I’m really happy being a drama queen if this is how it’s done. This has been an incredible journey. Every single woman, all the actresses who were nominated with me today… all of these incredible actresses were the reason that I joined television. They were the reason that I am here today receiving this award. Being in the same category as them is just so overwhelming.” – Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra shows off her award.

She looked happy and cheerful with no signs of the concussion from the minor accident she had on the sets of Quantico.

“I’m really psyched. Can I like do a little wiggle?” She said and then sarcastically dismissed it saying: “It’s the concussion talking.”

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An ecstatic Priyanka kissing her award.

Priyanka signed off saying: “This means the world to me” as the crowd cheered.

Priyanka posted a video on social media thanking everyone who voted for her.

Earlier she also posted pics of her going to LA for the award ceremony.

Good night kitty.. #ChopraOut #PCAs #LAbound #traveldiaries

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Early morning..sore..sleepy but..first.. lemme take a selfie.. LA bound. #PCAs #nomination #excited #nofilter

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Take a look at the video:

Recently Priyanka debuted at Golden Globes where she presented an award with TV star JD Morgan. Her outfit was at second place in InStyle’s top 10 Golden Globes outfit. Earlier also when she debuted on the red carpet of Oscars, her outfit became the seventh most searched on Google.

Earlier, the 34 year old Quantico star Priyanka acquired 55th spot in IMDB’s most popular celebrities list leaving Jennifer Aniston, Emma Watson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Scarlett Johanson and many others behind.

She garnered attention for taking an independent stand when in a recent interview she told a magazine that she has no qualms in being objectified.

Quantico star Priyanka is all set for her Hollywood film debut with Baywatch alongside Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Seth Gordon, the film is scheduled to release in May 2017.

In an interview with Karan Johar on Koffee With Karan, she spoke about her brush with racism in the US. The episode is yet to come on air.

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