Karan Johar has admitted a number of instances that he wasn’t assured of the prospects of his 2001 directorial Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham due to the 12 months it was releasing in. In a brand new interview with Pinkvilla, the filmmaker recalled how Sunny Deol’s blockbuster motion romance Gadar: Ek Prem Katha turned the benchmark for industrial success that 12 months. (Also Read: In protection of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Karan Johar could casually dismiss his first movie, however,it nonetheless sticks 25 years later)
What Karan stated
“I called up everybody (his distributors after the release of K3G), the Punjab distributor said, ‘Han, bahut badi hit hai par Gadar jaisi nahi hai’ (Yes, it’s a very big hit, but not like Gadar) (laughs). So I said, ‘Theek hai bhaiya. Number 2 toh hai na. Wo main seh loonga. Par flop toh nahi hai na? (It’s okay. But it’s number 2, no? I can bear that. But it’s not a flop, right?).’ He said, ‘Kya bol rahe ho! Full shows ja rahe hain (What are you saying? All the shows are full).’ So I was like, ‘Thank God’,” Karan stated within the interview.
However, Karan added that it was a humbling expertise for him to not win any awards subsequent 12 months, regardless of profitable numerous them for his earlier movie, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which was his directorial debut. “That was a extremely grounding expertise for me. I fell again on my ft and realised that you simply simply need to work and do not anticipate something from the start. Because there isn’t any substitute for arduous work,” Karan said in the same interview.
2001 – a year of many hits
The year 2001 saw many hits across genres in Bollywood, ranging from Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical sports film Lagaan, starring Aamir Khan, to Anil Sharma’s Gadar, starring Sunny. Among other notable films were Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai, starring Aamir, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna, and Madhur Bhandarkar’s National Award-winning film Chandni Bar, starring Tabu.
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