Karan Johar’s Bollywood debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was and is nothing short of a cult classic.
It was extremely successful in India and abroad, becoming the highest-grossing local film of the year and the third highest-grossing Indian film ever.
The film was also the first Bollywood film to enter the UK cinema top ten.
Outside India, the film was the highest grossing Hindi film ever until its record was broken by Karan himself with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001).
Kajol’s performance earned rave reviews. The soundtrack became the biggest seller of the year in addition to many awards.
It was a breath of fresh air for Bollywood cinema. That was 18 years ago. But the memories still linger in our hearts and also the people who contributed to its success.
KKHH also starred Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.
Unlike those days today we have Twitter to connect with anyone and express our feelings and Karan took social media to mark the 18th anniversary of his debut.
“#18YearsOfKuchKuchHotaHai …. the film that will always remain close to my heart……@iamsrk and Adi made my cinema dream come true….”
Karan shared the post along with a picture.
Shah Rukh Khan joined in, overwhelmed by the nostalgia of the 90s.
He said: “Of cool chains & friendship bands.Of lov so uncomplicated all u had to say was kuch kuch hota hai.v’ve come a long way baby. Thanks.”
There haven’t been any response from Kajol to Karan’s Twitter trip down memory lane. She remains a little aloof from Karan these days due to some unfortunate happenings around Bollywood but let’s hope things will settle down and come back normal.
After all, as some Bollywood celebrity said, India and Pakistan are like a divorced couple. Problems will crop up now and then but nothing can take away the happy memories of the past!
How about a sequel to KKHH? – CINEWS