Kajol had a crush on Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar reveals on The Kapil Sharma Show

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Apr 28, 2019 01:15 PM IST

Kajol had a crush on her Yeh Dillagi co-star Akshay Kumar, filmmaker Karan Johar has revealed.

Bollywood actor Kajol had a crush on Akshay Kumar, filmmaker and Kajol’s close friend Karan Johar revealed on a recent episode of The Kapil Sharma Show. In the fun-filled episode, the Bollywood friends talked about how they met for the first time and shared memories of industry parties.

Kajol had a crush on Akshay Kumar and kept looking for him during a premiere.
Kajol had a crush on Akshay Kumar and kept looking for him during a premiere.

“I met Kajol at another party, at the premiere of Henna movie. Kajol had a big crush on Akshay Kumar and was looking for him at the entire premiere and I was her support then. So both of us were looking for him at the entire event. While we didn’t find Akshay, but it was the beginning of our friendship. Both of us stayed in South Mumbai and that’s where our friendship developed further,” Karan said. Akshay and Kajol worked together in Yeh Dillagi.

Kajol and Karan Johar enjoy a moment on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Kajol and Karan Johar enjoy a moment on The Kapil Sharma Show.

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Karan also revealed that Kajol never remembers his birthday, “We have been friends for so long, but she never remembers my birthday. She will either call a day in advance or a day later, but never on my birthday.” On a serious note, Karan also praised her for maintaining relationships.

Kajol also revealed what happened when they first met, “It was film party at a discotheque. Mr Johar arrived in a three-piece suit and I just couldn’t stop laughing, wondering what kind of a man wears that!”

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Insisting that all her recollections were wrong, Karan said, “I was just 17 years old and opted for a suit, thinking that people are all dressed for a filmy party. Tanu aunty (Kajol’s mom, Tanuja) suggested that we dance, while I am doing my dance, Kajol is just laughing at me, for almost half an hour! Who does that! I felt so humiliated, I walked out of the party as I have never felt so insulted in my life.”

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Kajol also revealed that her father wanted to name her ‘Mercedes’ .“My father wanted to name me Mercedes. He thought that if a person can start a company by his daughters’ name, then why can’t I name my daughter that,” she said.

Karan, too, revealed that he was originally named Rahul. “In my ‘janam patri’ my name is Rahul Kumar Johar but my passport says Karan. My parents named me Rahul, but six days after I was born, my mother had a dream that my name should be Karan and she changed my name.”

Karan also shared an interesting anecdote from the shooting of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. “In one sequence, Kareena (Kapoor) was supposed to express support to Hrithik (Roshan), but as soon as the shot began, she started wailing loudly! After almost 20-30 seconds I cut the shot as I didn’t want to sound insensitive. Kareena felt that since the film had so many big stars, she too needed to show her acting talent.”

Karan added, “During a funeral sequence, after the unit had almost packed up, Kareena asked me, ‘who died?’ After I informed her that Amitji’s mother in the film has passed away she said ‘Oh, I cried a lot. Shouldn’t have done so much.’”

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