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Karan Johar's Lifetime Of Memories, Right Here

By Rediff Movies
November 29, 2022 18:25 IST
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IMAGE: Karan Johar with his father Yash Johar and Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of Kal Ho Naa Ho. Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Johar/Instagram

It's been 19 years since Kal Ho Naa Ho released!

Producer Karan Johar celebrates the big event by sharing pictures from the sets and writing, 'An entire lifetime of memories, in a heartbeat!

'This film gave so much more than just that - it gave me joy, unbreakable bonds, a different lens for story telling and of course - the last film set I could be on with my father. And for that, I will forever be grateful to this film! #19YearsOfKalHoNaaHo'

 

IMAGE: Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta on the sets of Kal Ho Naa Ho. Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Johar/Instagram

The film's leading lady Preity Zinta shares a video from the film and writes, 'Remembering Kal Ho Naa Ho on its anniversary this Thanksgiving weekend.'

'This is one of my favourite scenes from the film cuz multiple pages of dialogues were shot in One big take. Later a few close ups were added. This scene is all about gratitude & appreciating what we have in our present.

'This was my saddest happy film So grateful to have the opportunity to be part of films & cinema I enjoy & believe in #KalHoNaaHo

'A special thanks to @shankarehsaanloy , Javed uncle, @sonunigamofficial @therealalkayagnik #kk @uditnarayanmusic @singer_shaan @richasharmaofficial @madhushreemusic @vasundharadas #SadhanaSargam @farahkhankunder @nikkhiladvani @karanjohar for bringing the music alive in this incredible movie. Team work makes the dream work.'

 

IMAGE: Karan Johar with Nikkhil Advani. Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Johar/Instagram

Director Nikkhil Advani tweets: 'In March of 2002, Karan called me to his cabin at the old Dharma Prod office (it was actually the new office for us since we had moved from under the Mahalaxmi bridge) and told me to stop behaving like some hip, action auteur.

'He narrated the idea of" 'Kai Ho Naa Ho' to me and the rest is history.

'Nothing would have been possible if it was not the script that Karan wrote and the vision that his father Yash Uncle brought alive for a first time director. Since then I have only constantly tried to keep doing to others what they did for me.

'I am lucky that in Monisha and Madhu I found partners who believed what I had been taught at Dharma and Yash Raj. That it's always a family first.

'Thank you to the whole cast and crew who like me are told by countless people wherever they go that 'Kai Ho Naa Ho' changed their lives. It most definitely changed mine.'

 

IMAGE: Karan Johar with Athit Naik on the sets of Kal Ho Naa Ho. Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Johar/Instagram

Sanjay Kapoor, who starred in the film, feels grateful too: 'So glad I was part of kal Ho Naa Ho @karanjohar'

 

IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan films Karan Johar on the sets of Kal Ho Naa Ho. Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Johar/Instagram

Delnaaz Irani thanks Karan: 'Thankyou @karanjohar for giving me SWEETU I'm ever so grateful thankyou to the entire team.'

Siddharth P Malhotra, who has films like We Are Family and Hichki to his credit, adds, 'Fondest memories of mine too as an assistant!'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Eshaan Noorani/Instagram

Ehsaan Noorani of Shankar-Eshaan-Loy, who composed the music for the film, writes, 'A coffee mug presented to us by Yash Johar Sir as part of a commemorative hamper when the music of Nikhil Advani’s directorial debut film Kal Ho Na Ho released :) He passed on shortly after that …

'This soundtrack did so much for us after Dil Chahta Hai including winning the National Award for @shankarehsaanloy and @sonunigamofficial … the rest is history … @karanjohar @iamsrk @shankar.mahadevan @loymendonsaofficial @realpz @saifalikhan_online #kalhonaho #kalhonaaho #nikhiladvani @sonymusicindia #karanjohar #nationalaward'

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