Why Salman Khan blindly signed KJo's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

When filmmaker Karan Johar asked Salman Khan at a party if he'd join the cast of his film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, our large-hearted Sallu Bhai said yes even without listening to his character and the film's storyline.

bollywood Updated: Aug 22, 2015 19:47 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Karan Johar,Salman Khan,Sallu Bhai
Salman Khan and Karan Johar share a candid moment.

Karan Johar’s directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) was a blockbuster and Johar says that it still amazes him as to how actor Salman Khan came on board. The two met on the sets of an ongoing reality show and recollected how the actor said yes without even finding out about his character.


Karan recalled how he, when talking to Salman at (actor) Chunky Pandey’s house, began to ask him to join the cast of his film to which Salman Khan immediately said yes, without listening to his character and the film’s storyline.

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A source from the sets says, “Karan said, ‘Salman Khan told me, Tumhari yeh movie koi pagal hi karega aur mein wo pagal Hoon!’.” The source added that one of the reasons why Salman agreed to be a part of the film was out of respect for Karan’s father filmmaker Yash Johar.

Salman played 'Aman' in the movie, the happy-go-lucky fiance of Kajol.

First Published: Aug 22, 2015 17:38 IST