On 15th October, it was the 25th anniversary of the release of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the directorial debut of Karan Johar. The film, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, and Salman Khan in a special appearance, was a critical and commercial success, and remains one of the most beloved Bollywood films of all time.
To celebrate the anniversary, special screenings of the film were held in Mumbai on October 15. Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, and Karan Johar made surprise appearances at the screenings, to the delight of the fans. Kajol was unable to attend due to prior work commitments.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a coming-of-age romantic drama that follows the story of Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), Anjali (Kajol), and Tina (Rani Mukerji). Rahul and Anjali are best friends in college, but their friendship is tested when Tina arrives on campus. Rahul falls in love with Tina, and Anjali is heartbroken. However, years later, Rahul realizes that he truly loves Anjali.
The film was praised for its fresh take on romance and friendship, its catchy music, and its stylish direction. It also helped to launch the careers of several of its stars, including Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar. At a special screening of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in Mumbai to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Shah Rukh Khan paid tribute to Yash Johar, Karan Johar’s father and the producer of the film.
“When I joined the film industry, I made some friends who are now family,” Khan said, addressing the cheering crowd. “Mr. Yash Chopra, Mr. Yash Johar, Karan’s late dad, he was my friend actually more than Karan. He was my friend and my friend’s son is Karan who was 24 years old when he made Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.”
King Khan’s words were a touching tribute to the man who gave him his big break in Bollywood. Johar, who was also present at the screening, was visibly moved by Khan’s words. 25 years after its release, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai remains a popular and influential film. It is a testament to the enduring power of love, friendship, and cinema.