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.