Happy Birthday, Karan Johar: when the director thought his Kuch Kuch Hota Hai star Shah Rukh Khan was one of ‘the young brat’ and ‘the borderline arrogant of’
one of filmmaker of Bollywood, Karan Johar is celebrating his 49th birthday today. In addition to his brilliant filmography, the director is known for his friendship with megastar Shahrukh Khan, with whom he worked in films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kabhi bye Na Kehna, Mera Naam Khan hai and Chan se no gold Diane. In fact, they also shared the screen space in Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
on his special day, we are reviewing his autobiography, the unexpected boy, where he wrote about his thoughts on SRK after his first meeting with the star. KJ wrote, ” I had made this preconceived notion about Shah Rukh. I think he was this young brat, border arrogant . But within five minutes of that meeting in Film City, my opinion about them changed. He was warm and talkative.
“… This was my first meeting with him. I remember coming back and telling my father that Shah Rukh was a good boy. He was very different from what I thought the movie people were like. I had seen my father frustrated and disappointed by many of his fraternity. I wasn’t cynical but I was apprehensive about them. But Shah Rukh was an outsider and he was new. His syntax as a human being was very different from the others in the film field. I remember being completely obsessed with how he was connected as a human being. He was very attractive. He wasn’t my favorite actor; I was a big Aamir Khan fan. But somehow in that two-hour meeting, my whole perception of him changed. I thought he was magnetic, charming, funny and sensitive. All these qualities jumped on me, ” he said.