How Rani Mukherjee rescued Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

How Rani Mukherjee rescued Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Rani Mukherjee, along with her baby fat, fit quite snugly in the role of Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. But she wasn’t the original choice. Karan Johar later revealed that Twinkle Khanna, Tabu, Shilpa Shetty, Urmila Matondkar, Aishwarya Rai, Raveena Tandon and Karishma Kapoor also wriggled out of this offer citing various reasons. Then the role was offered to Rani Mukherjee. Rani later said that one of the reasons the other ladies had rejected the offer was that no one wanted to play a mother when they were still young. Rani had no such qualms. She made the most of this opportunity, and went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her efforts.


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  • arya

    I knew about Karan Johar approaching Aish for this role.I read it on pinkvilla. Karan Johar said she couldn’t do the film because she already gave her dates to Jeans and she was the only actress out of all he approached for this role that had the grace to call back and have a detailed conversation as to why she could not do the movie and that was really encouraging for him as a first time film maker.Aish is not so superficial as the others who wouldn’t do a film because she had to play the role of a mother. Even in her 30′s in Action Replayy she played the mother of a 30 year old & went all out for the role even dying her hair white. Go Aish!

    • Nitesh

      It doesn’t matter if Aishwarya was graceful or not. She isn’t half as talented as Rani and would’ve ruined the film. Aishwarya is a great looking woman…but it all ends there! She has performed well only when hand held by a good director (like Rituparno in choker bali and raincoat, or ashutosh in jodha akbar). Left to herself, she has no control on her expressions and body language. Rani, on the other hand, is a gifted actress. She doesn’t have the advantage of height and figure that many other actresses do, in fact even her voice is against her…but she has overcome all odds and her ACTing skills have shone through. Rani is a true ACTress…not just a good looker!

  • nastaran

    i’m iranian and i love rani mukherjee i love to see rani but i am far away i leave iran and rani is leaving india i wish rani mukherjee comes to iran

  • Sabastian

    True. The movie was so irritating!Kajol was lkioong super cute in the first half. In the second one, she was yet another bollywood heroine (secretly) waiting for the hero since big bang happened. So damn irritating.