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Kajol- Shah Rukh Khan to sizzle again?
Arnab Banerjee
New Delhi, May 09, 2007
First Published: 18:19 IST(9/5/2007)
Last Updated: 18:27 IST(15/10/2007)
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge completed 600 weeks

The news is finally out – two of the hottest actors from Bollywood who set the silver screen on fire with their on-screen chemistry - have given their nods to their favorite director and best friend Karan Johar's next film based on a story that revolves around post 9/11 trauma by an Indian couple. We are talking about Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan of course, whose screen pairing would warm the cockles of many a heart.

While it's a safely guarded secret that the Johar camp has been trying hard not to leak out, murmurs from the Devgun household have sent strong signals of the unconventional bahu doing not one but three projects, her husband's home production, You. Me and Hum Raj Kumar Santoshi's Ramayana and Karan Johar's untitled venture.

That's quite a handful for this full time mother and now part time actor.

What made her sign on the dotted line? Was it the urge to get back to the arc lights as her daughter Nysa is growing up and thus leaves her with more free time on her hands?

<b1>Insiders reveal that it was partly because 'Saying 'No' to Karan is not only impossible, it's also painful' and her decision to face the camera is also slightly selfish and personal. 'I'd get to spend more time with him (Ajay Devgun),' is what this fiery actor is supposed to have confided in a friend.

Will the Johar film also star any of the four Bachchans? The hot debate whether any one of them would actually agree to work in the film also starring their pet hate SRK has exhausted all possibilities with virtually every angle explored as to how, why and what would KJ do to keep his best buddy happy and yet make sure that the First Family in tinselville he is so close to doesn't get offended - A tough decision on his part undoubtedly.

That may be something that KJ must be working hard to work out – come to think of it – he must be actually spending more sleepless nights mulling over it than writing the script for the film? But is it too much of a query to ask whether Kajol's cousin Rani Mukherjee(and his current favorite) will also be a part of it?

"There are several roles which require many competent actors to portray some strong characters but besides the lead pair, no one else has been finalized," confirms one source from the Johar camp.

Whatever may be the outcome, the result should be worth the wait now that the only star pair presently which could ensure a grand initial at the box office and command a successful come back after a gap of six years, has decided to get back together again. Their last film together was the 2001 release dharma Productions' Kabhie Khushi Kanbhi Gham.


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