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On November 28, Karan Johar’s Kal Ho Naa Ho starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan completed 18 years of its release. The cult rom com is remembered even today for its chartbuster soundtrack, melodrama, performances of its cast particularly SRK’s and his chemistry with Saif Ali Khan.
As the film celebrated its 18th anniversary, a Twitter user posted a behind the scenes throwback video featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan and late Reema Lagoo. In the film, while Jaya Bachchan played Preity Zinta’s character Naina’s mother, Reema Lagoo played SRK’s character Aman’s mother.
The video clip that has gone viral is from the time the cast shot for the Baar Baar Haan song parody at a restaurant set. In the clip, SRK can be seen trying his hands at making rotis while Reema Lagoo and Jaya Bachchan help him out.
Another hilarious aspect of the clip is an American crew member who playfully asks Shah Rukh Khan to focus on his work. He says in Hindi, “Kaam Pe Dhyaan Do”. Soon after, SRK and Jaya Bachchan can be seen giggling at the crew member’s Hindi diction.
Watch the throwback video below:
Such a cute BTS video of @iamsrk with Jaya Bachchan & the late Reema Lagoo. Such a mother-son vibe 🥺❤️
P.S – Listen to the America guy speaking Hindi it’s so cute 😂#18YearsOfKalHoNaaHo pic.twitter.com/UbMdK7njhF
— Samina ❥ (@SRKxLDN) November 28, 2021
Several Shah Rukh Khan fans reacted to the video and unanimously called it “cute”. One user wrote, “That is so cute! Love to see BTS because you see actors as ’normal persons’, not acting”. Another mentioned, “Cutest he is as always”. Sharing a screengrab from the video, a fan responded, “This cute face when he fail to do what he wants…”
Take a look at their reactions below:
Cutest he is as always 🥰🥰🥰🥰
— ❤️ Shah Rukh ki fan ❤️ (@_khansamia) November 28, 2021
That is so cute!❤️ Love to see BTS because you see actors as ’normal persons’, not acting❤️❤️
— Minna Lauri (@LauriMinna) November 29, 2021
This cute face when he fail to do what he wants…😅
Thanks for this sweet video Samina !🙏 pic.twitter.com/RoUAZuJ4Lp
— MarieAmandine Fouqué 🇫🇷 (@Marimandine) November 29, 2021
— PRATHIBHA RAJ M R (@iamprathibha) November 28, 2021
Kal Ho Naa Ho marked the directorial debut of filmmaker Nikkhil Advani who later helmed films like D-Day, Batla House, Chandni Chowk To China among others. Talking about the film, producer and writer Karan Johar had mentioned in his autobiography An Unsuitable Boy, “I just feel terrible I didn’t direct it. I don’t know why I gave it away. It should have been me all along. I deeply regret that the film does not have my name on it as a director.”
According to Box Office India, Kal Ho Naa Ho was made on a budget of Rs 28 crore and collected over Rs 86 crore at the worldwide box office. The movie was termed a success at the box office.