15 years of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna: how an actual divorce gave Karan Johar the idea for his “extremely special” film
Karan Johar’s Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is celebrating its 15th anniversary today. The film, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and Kirron Kher was released on August 11, 2006.
On occasion, Karan took to social media to share how the film “will always remain extremely special” to him. The director-producer ace posted: “A film that will always be extremely special to me. Hard to understand that it’s been 15 years since all the memories we have created on the set, while creating the music and so much more !! Here is the kind of love that is strong enough to never say alvida to !! ❤️ # 15YearsOfKANK @amitabhbachchan @kirronkhermp @iamsrk #RaniMukerji @bachchan @realpz @ apoorva1972. “
Abhishek Bachchan also took to her Instagram Story to share, “You can never say Alvida to nostalgia! 15 years old – What a trip! Not many people may know that the character of Abhishek Bachchan in the film, called Rishi Talwar, was originally offered to Ajay Devgn.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was based on the theme of adultery. A few questioned the film for allegedly endorsing infidelity, which the director vehemently denied.
In an old interview with IANS, Karan said, “I haven’t been irresponsible to my audience. The message, if any, is to get married for the right reason. And if you’re in a miserable marriage, you’re harming two people.
Stating that audiences are free to interpret his film, he added, “You can see my take on marriage either positively or negatively. The characters have their own point of view. Rani’s stepfather wants her to go. Shah Rukh’s mother wants to stay with his wife even though she is chasing Shah Rukh. There is balance, dignity and class in all of the characters.
Karan Johar once shared that he had the idea behind the film when he saw a real couple in London break up amicably. The breakup made him want to explore the deeper dynamics of marriage and relationships, which is where he invented the plot of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
Additionally, KANK fans will definitely remember Shah Rukh Khan’s son Arjun from the movie. The child actor was not a boy but a fairly famous girl today.
Ahsaas Channa, who is considered an actor in web shows, television and movies, played little boy Arjun in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. In an interview with indianexpress.com, Ahsaas recalled the days of filming Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and shared, “I was 7 when I worked on Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Everyone pampered me a lot. I had most of my scenes with Shah Rukh sir and he really took care of me. In New York, it was so cold that he taught us warm-up exercises to keep us warm and not have any difficulties during the shoot.
The actor added, “Every hit I used to give he would applaud and encourage me. Even Preity Zinta was very kind to me. She treated me like her baby even in real life. . Abhishek Bachchan always came to meet me on set, no matter where he is. With Amitabh Bachchan, I had no scene, but we were in the same hotel and we met several times. said I would go far and keep it with me.
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