Not Kajol, This Actress Was Karan Johar’s First Choice For K3G

K3G is one of the most memorable films that was directed by Karan Johar and to be honest, it was a huge part of every 90s kids childhood. Even the characters were iconic and we personally wouldn’t want to change anything about the film. But, did you know Kajol was not Karan Johar’s first choice to play Anjali Sharma’s character in the film.

It was Aishwarya Rai. Yes, let that sink in for a bit.

In a recent interview with Komal Nahta, Karan Johar said, “When I was casting for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham I got to know that Kajol won’t be able to do the film because she was married and maybe she wanted to start a family. I thought I will approach Aishwarya. On that particular day, at 3.00 pm I reached Kajol’s studio and I thought she will say no, we will shed some tears and I will leave. I, of course, felt bad because Kajol had already worked with me.”

“But I don’t know what changed, Kajol actually wanted to do the film. So, I did not go to meet Aishwarya. But Aishwarya was my choice, and after that, the series of ‘missing’ started,” he added.

Even Aishwarya had opened up about Johar reaching out to her with the script of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. She had said, “He Karan Johar did come to me with K3G also, but then his script went in for a change. So the character did change. I know that for sure because I know what was narrated to me and what I saw on screen eventually was different. Of course, Kajol was fabulous. But that also went, and I could not do it.”

Well, do you think Aish would have been a better choice for the film?