It’s been 20 years since the release of Karan Johar’s iconic film ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. The Dharma head honcho shared a special video made from the film’s BTS visuals tied neatly with his narration.
To mark the film’s 20th anniversary, Karan took to his Instagram and shared the video, as he wrote in the caption, “Overwhelmed with the endless love that has poured in from all corners of the world and the industry for celebrating this grand milestone that #KabhiKhushiKabhieGham hits today. Thank you falls short. A little piece of my heart for you on this day. And so it goes…it’s all about loving your…family! From us to you, happy #20YearsOfK3G!”
In the video, he looks back at the film’s journey and expresses his gratitude to every department that made the film possible.
“A film, a journey, memories that are indispensable. I sometimes feel that I don’t have words to describe my feelings when it comes to this film. Drama, emotions and sentiments, something that I grew up on. Music and dance are without a doubt, the bed and blanket of Bollywood. Perhaps, this wasn’t something that I was really stressed about.”
Karan speaks about the challenge that came with the film, as he says, “The true challenge was justifying the icons that were cast in the film. The icons that I was bringing together on celluloid, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, the living legends. The eternal duo of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, who are dearest to my heart since my very first film. And of course, the trend setters of that era, Hrithik and Kareena, they still continue to be, even today (sic).”
Talking about the film’s music, he says, “So many years later, I still hear people humming ‘Shava Shava’ and ‘Bole Chudiyan’ at family functions, weddings and celebrations. How the theme of this film deeply resonates with so many hearts across the world.”
He then goes on to mention the locations, production design, costume and cinematography, “The nostalgia takes me back to the spectacular locations that we shot at. ‘Larger than life’ was the foundation of every set designed by Sharmishta Roy. The costumes by our dearest friend, the ever dependable and supremely talented Manish Malhotra, set fashion trends that exist till today. Each sequence and scene was beautifully conceptualised by our director of photography Kiran Deohans.”
Sharing how the film has become a part of pop culture owing to its dialogues and hugely popular dance sequences, Karan says, “‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ became a part of pop culture, its dialogues found their way into everyday conversations. Dance moves choreographed their way into school plays, weddings, every kind of celebration and all due to credit to the fantastic Farah Khan who made this possible.”
The film is something that an entire generation has grown up on as the filmmaker-entrepreneur says, “The music of the film lives on even today. Kids, who watched the film with their families back then, are now watching the movie today with their own kids. It is after all a film with family values that I hold close to my heart.”
Karan expresses his gratitude to everyone involved in the film and to the fans, “I have been fortunate enough to speak to many people, who claim that they are fans of the movie and I am grateful to them each and every day, truly grateful for all their love.”
“20 years later, I am still so happy to have created something that got so much joy to so many across the world and forever indebted to the legendary cast and I’m proud to call them my friends and family. Thank you everyone for celebrating this milestone with me, Karan Johar, and I wish all you fans of ‘K3G’ a very, very happy 20 years of ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'”, he concludes.
Bombay HC extends relief to Rakhi Sawant till February 1 in case filed by Sherlyn Chopra
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday extended relief to Rakhi Sawant till February 1 in a case registered against her by another model.
Justice MS Karnik extended order of no coercive action Ms Sawant till February 1 as the complaint sought to file an intervention application.
A model and actor had filed an FIR against Ms Sawant alleging that the latter circulated her obscene videos to the media and made derogatory statements against her.
Amboli police had booked Ms Sawant and her lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt on November 8, 2022, under sections 354A (sexual harassment), 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 509 (insulting modesty of woman by act, word or gesture) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 (transmission of obscene content in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.
ABHM activists booked for ‘Pathaan’ protest
A case has been registered against activists of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) who protested at a cinema hall in Agra against screening of the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Pathaan’.
SHO, Rakabganj, Pradeep Kumar said that the incident occurred within the limits of Rakabganj police station of Agra where a case was registered against five or six unidentified people.
Meanwhile, a Home Department spokesperson said that the state police has been directed to maintain vigil on outfits that have given a boycott call or plan to oppose the release of the movie on Wednesday.
The police have been also directed to take action against anti-social elements as well as maintain law and order.
Esha Gaur makes B’wood singing debut with ‘1920: Horrors of the Heart’
Singer Esha Gaur, who has sung title tracks for TV shows, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatts ‘1920: Horrors of the Heart’, which stars Avika Gor in the lead role.
Sharing this information, Esha acknowledged that it was her mother who discovered her singing talent when she was very young, and credits her for the way her career has shaped up.
“My biggest work achievement till date is ‘1920’,” Esha noted.
“I am from a doctor’s family; my father, brother and grandfather are doctors,” Esha said, adding: “My mother had an inclination towards singing and she figured out the singer in me when I was four-year-old, and because of her my musical journey came out so well. I have done Master’s in music.”
Esha is well-known for singing the title tracks of TV shows such as ‘Ek Aastha Aisi Bhi’ as well as ‘Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega’ in ‘Lakeerien’ and ‘Rangrezz’ in ‘Apna Time Bhi Aayega’.
Talking about her first break, she said: “I performed in the Sangam Kala group in 1994, where I won the first prize. Kalyanji-Anandji called me after looking at my performance and that was the biggest achievement in my singing career.”
Asked who her favourite singer is, she shared: “Asha Bhosle, as she is so versatile which is what I like the most. Also, I think everybody should choose to be low profile as it’s the best thing you could give yourself.”
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