On December 14, 2021, it will be 20 years since Rahul Raichand landed in the compound of his palatial home in a helicopter and his mom Nandini just knew. It will also have been 20 years since Poo chastised anyone who dared not to give her a second look. We are, of course, talking about Karan Johar’s mega family saga, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, with a special appearance by Rani Mukerji. And the movie will turn 20 years, this time next week, and director Karan Johar got nostalgic about the same on Instagram
To mark the special milestone, director Karan Johar has invited fans to a weeklong celebration of the film. He posted a snippet of the lead cast dancing in the song Bole Chudiyaan, with the title track in the background. The filmmaker also penned a heartfelt caption on what the film and the process of making the movie mean to him.
“It’s going to be 20 years and I still feel the euphoria of having this film release on the big screen and people going to watch it. But I feel the impact sank in for me much later. And that feeling hasn’t stopped ever since,” Karan Johar wrote, adding, “I see all the videos, all the occasions this film’s music is a part of, all the dialogues people have now inculcated in their daily life and of course – the fashion!! At the heart of it, I also see that after all this time – it’s all about loving your…family!”
Asking fans to join in the celebration and hinting at bigger things to come, Karan Johar added, “Celebrate 20 Years Of K3G with us this entire week and stay tuned because we have a lot in store for you!”
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Last year, the actor spoke about how certain characters from the film have withstood the test of time. In particular, the director spoke of Poo/Pooja played by Kareena Kapoor Khan. Speaking about the film on Audible Suno’s show Picture Ke Peeche, Karan Johar said, “Poo, OMG! You should go and check online. There are lines, memes and games on Poo, but at the time only Bebo and I loved her character. I am Poo, that’s who I am, I wrote all the lines, picked the clothes, everything.”
After his directorial debut in 1998 with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Karan Johar’s second film as a filmmaker was Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. It was also his second collaboration with Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan, who worked in his debut film. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham took home five Filmfare awards, including Best Actress for Kajol and Best Dialogue for Karan Johar.