Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar have shared long history of working together in the film industry. In recent conversation, Karan Johar reminisced about the first time he met Shah Rukh Khan, and it was quite memorable encounter.
Karan Johar’s Funny Encounter with Shah Rukh Khan: The First Meeting on DDLJ Set
Karan, who was assisting on the sets of Aditya Chopra’s iconic film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (DDLJ), recalled the amusing meeting with Shah Rukh Khan. During the conversation with fashion designer Prabal Gurung, Karan Johar revealed that he had given Shah Rukh some styling advice, suggesting that he should wear Levi’s jeans instead of Wrangler because they would fit him better. He even went a step further and advised Shah Rukh to unbutton a few buttons on his shirt. Shah Rukh Khan was taken aback by these suggestions, and Karan mentioned, “I didn’t know what gave me that entitlement I had.”
Shah Rukh’s Reaction: Amusement and a Call to Director Aditya Chopra
Karan went on to describe Shah Rukh’s reaction, saying, “He just kept nodding, and then he said, ‘Will you give me a moment, can you call Adi (director Aditya Chopra) in?’” It was a humorous moment of misunderstanding.
Karan continued to share that Shah Rukh was puzzled and asked, “Yeh kaun hai? Kahan se aaye? Aur yeh mere Adam’s apple ke baare mein kyun baat kar raha hai (Who is he? And why is he talking about my Adam’s apple)?’” Aditya Chopra came to the rescue and explained, “He’s a townie, they all talk like this.”
From Aspirations to Collaboration: Karan’s Journey to Becoming a Filmmaker with Shah Rukh Khan
In the end, Shah Rukh Khan found amusement in Karan’s earnestness and asked about his aspirations. Karan mentioned that he wanted to be a designer. Fate took its course, and Karan Johar eventually became a renowned filmmaker, collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan in several successful films over the years.
Their collaborations included movies like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” (1998), “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” (2001), “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” (2006), and “My Name Is Khan” (2010). Shah Rukh Khan also made a cameo appearance in Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” (2016).