Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was and still remains one of the best rom-coms in the history of Bollywood. The movie made us fall in love with SRK all over again and we got the opportunity to see the chemistry of the most popular Jodi of Bollywood Srk and Kajol again, all thanks to Karan johar. The movie evoked numerous emotions, it made us laugh, cry and eventually gave us a happy ending. And most of us who love chick flicks would remember almost all the dialogues from the movie.
Rani Mukerji (Tina), the new hottie in College became a trendsetter and was every guy’s dream back then. Though our heart sank a little when we saw her grooving to the beats of ‘Koi mil gaya’ with Shah Rukh Khan and Anjali’s long lost dream of being Rahul’s No.1 went down the drain.
But did you know that there was a lady in Karan Johar’s mind when he wrote the character of Tina? Rani Mukerji was not Kjo’s first choice to play Tina. The director approached several actresses before finalising Rani Mukerji for the role and most of them, to his surprise, didn’t even return the call. So here is a list of actress who rejected the offer by Kjo to play Tina on screen.
Twinkle Khanna aka Tina, was Karan Johar’s first and only crush when the two were in the same school. So from real life to reel life, Kjo hoped that he manages to convince Mrs. Funnybones to play the role of herself in the movie as well. But Twinkle Khanna rejected the offer as she didn’t find the role fascinating enough.
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2. Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai, who played SRK’s love interest in the film Mohabbatein as well was Karan Johar’s next choice for the role of Tina. Who else could play the role of a hottie, than the hottie herself? But sadly, Aishwarya was shooting for her movie ‘Jeans’ in 7 continents during the time and even though the actress loved the script, there was nothing she could do about it. Though the lady rejected the offer, Kjo was happy that she atleast returned his call.
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3. Karisma Kapoor
We loved Karisma Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan’s chemistry in Dil toh Paagal hai, the two looked like a cute pair but what we admired the most was Karisma’s dancing skills in the movie. We knew that we would love to see the pair on-screen again, and Kjo, just like the all of us might have wished for the same but Karisma was one of the actresses who turned down the offer to play Tina in his movie.
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4. Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon, the actress who has done three movies with SRK before is quite a looker. The stunning actress was one of the leading Bollywood beauties of that time, so the lady did not seem like a bad option to play the role of Tina but boy, we feel really bad for Kjo because even Raveena wasn’t up for playing the college hottie.
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By the looks of it, Karan Johar struggled really hard to get the casting right for his first directorial and after being rejected by so many stars, look who’s smiling now. We’re happy that Rani Mukerji said yes to the offer because we couldn’t imagine anybody else playing Tina.