Popular film maker Karan Johar graced the sets of Indian Idol last weekend. Amongst other things, Karan shared a very interesting story about Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. Everyone wonders how KJo got all big stars to come together for this special film. Karan spilled the beans and shared that he signed the whole cast of KKKG in one day!
As soon as the script was finalized, Karan went to Amitabh Bachchan’s house one morning. He narrated parts of the script and senior Bachchan agreed to work with KJo in KKKG. On his way back, Karan thought of asking Jaya Bachchan if she would be interested in working in this film too. He immediately called her and then went back to their house, where he signed Jaya for playing Big B’s reel wife. The next name on KJo’s list was SRK. When he went to Shahrukh’s house to narrate the script, SRK did not even listen to it. He agreed to work in the film right away because they are very close friends. After signing SRK, Karan went to see Kajol at her family’s studio. Kajol was set to marry very soon, so he was not hopeful of her agreeing to work in KKKG. But when she heard the script, Kajol started crying and said she could not bear it if someone else played the character KJo had offered to her. So Kajol was also signed for the film! Hrithink Roshan was next on the list, and did not require much convincing. Hrithik was still very new and had not even had a single release yet. Late in the night, Karan went to Kareen’s house where he successfully signed her for KKKG. Thus, the whole cast was signed in one day!