Shah Rukh Khan is celebrating his 57th birthday today and his best friend Karan Johar couldn’t help but remember his first meeting with the superstar 29 years ago. Karan Johar shared a beautiful video coupled with many throwback photos of him and Shah Rukh Khan from various movie sets on Instagram, revealing how he met Shah Rukh Khan almost three decades ago on the sets of Karan Arjun and became his ‘bhai’. He wrote: “The movie was Karan Arjun… the set was in Film City… my father and I came (I played the role of a plus size hanger on) for a professional meeting (signing on the dotted line for the movie Duplicate) I had a lot of reservations about movie stars…many of them were based on facts and some of course Stardust!So I was wondering about this new breakout star who apparently looked a lot like his first big hit (Deewana for the uninformed) .”
He added: “He was in costume and warmly met my father and gave him a huge jhappi! He shook my hand and with his hugely kind eyes he asked me many questions about my non-existent career and my unproductive life ( at the time) My answers were as bland as khichdi for an upset stomach, but he listened with so much attention that at that moment I felt like I had cracked the Da Vinci code… That was 29 years ago.”
“Today I call him Bhai and he still listens to me with restrained attention (even when I talk about my trials and tribulations of hosting a talk show) his kind eyes are even kinder… and he is… Personality That word just means SRK! For he is more than family and will always be my fiercest critic and my greatest inspiration… I owe my whole being to Adi and Bhai…. And today I celebrate him and his extraordinary teaser of what i believe is going to be a juggernaut blockbuster! Hail the king! Because there is no other and there never will be! I love you Bhai,” read Karan’s caption.
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Karan Johar shares a strong bond with Shah Rukh Khan and his wife and interior designer Gauri Khan. Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan have given many classics together. Karan Johar made his directorial debut with Shah Rukh Khan’s 1998 classic Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Later, the actor-filmmaker duo gave many blockbusters such as Kabhi Khushi Khabhie Gham… (2001), Kabhi Alvida Na Kehnan (2006) and My name is Khan (2011) just to name a few.
On the work front, Karan Johar will be making his comeback soon with Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan is getting ready for the release of his movie Pathan on January 25, also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. He will also be featured in Atlee’s jawan.
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