Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham completes 20 years on December 14. This mega mission, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, is remembered as we speak not only for its performances, music, grandeur and emotional quotient, but in addition for its mind-blowing field workplace efficiency. Therefore, it’s fairly stunning to learn in Karan’s autobiography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ that he feared on the day of his launch that his movie would bomb badly on the field workplace!

In line with Karan, when he noticed movies like Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai, which launched in the identical 12 months as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, he feared that cinema had advanced and that his movie may appear dated to viewers. What additionally shocked him is that Lagaan introduced within the numbers as effectively. “My sensibilities have been blended up with these of the filmmakers of yore – Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Raj Kapoor. I wished to make a movie that did the numbers.”

So as to add to Karan’s ordeal, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham launched within the Ramzan interval. To be particular, it launched three days earlier than Eid. It opened at Rs. 2.38 crore, which was the most important opening day ever within the historical past of Bollywood. Nevertheless, because it additionally had the widest ever launch at 500 screens, in all probability the commerce will need to have anticipated just a little extra.

Furthermore, among the evaluations of the movie have been damaging. As per Karan Johar, one of many evaluations learn, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham disappoints, and can entail heavy losses to all involved. Because it had opened to 50-60 per cent homes, it could make the traders completely happy.” Rajeev Masand known as it ‘previous wine, new bottle’. The opposite evaluations have been peppered with phrases like ‘nowhere near the magic of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘excessive’, ‘over-opulent’, ‘nowhere near Lagaan which stays the movie of the 12 months’ and so on.

Karan Johar then confessed that he received scared and began weeping. As talked about in one of many current articles on Bollywood Hungama on Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’s 20th anniversary, as per Karan, the movie’s value was Rs. 50 crore “which is equal to as we speak’s 500 crore”. His father Yash Johar’s phrases rang in his ears, which mentioned that if the movie flops, their financial situation would get affected and so they must transfer again to their previous home.

As Karan was scuffling with these ideas, his pal and author Niranjan Iyengar known as. Karan had a meltdown whereas chatting with him. Niranjan rushed to his place after which took him to a celeb psychic, Sunita Menon. Karan admitted that he cried even in entrance of her. When she requested what occurred, he advised her, “My image goes to flop and we’ll be transferring again to our previous home. I’ve ruined all of it.”

Sunita Menon requested him to settle down. So did his pals from the business, Aditya Chopra and Anil Thadani. They assured him that the movie would decide up from Monday, the day of Eid. At this level, Karan wrote within the guide, “I mentioned to myself, if every little thing goes effectively, I’ll surrender non-vegetarian meals. I’ll stroll to Siddhivinayak. Idiotic issues I vowed in my frustration.”

On the day of Eid, all fears of Karan Johar have been laid to belief. Anil Thadani known as Karan and advised him to return to Liberty cinema instantly. This was one of many theatres in Mumbai screening Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Karan set out however received caught in a visitors jam. Karan noticed a cop exterior his automotive and requested him the rationale for the jam. To which the cop replied that there’s an enormous queue for getting the tickets of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and therefore, the police needed to be known as for crowd management!

An excited Karan Johar received out his automotive and walked in direction of Liberty. Exterior the cinema, Anil Thadani advised Karan, “Have you ever seen this? That is what you have been crying over the weekend for? Your image is a blockbuster, screw the evaluations. Persons are clapping within the halls!”

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