Karan Johar’s autobiography ‘The Unsuitable Boy’ has disclosed some spicy and some bitter secrets about his relationships with Bollywood actresses. Recently, we came to know about his debacle with Kajol when Ajay Devgan released a recording of KRK. And now, another shocking, rather surprising truth has surfaced where Karan opens about his dead phase of friendship with Kareena.
He mentions an incidence when they were about to film ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’:
“My first problem was with Kareena. She asked for too much money and we had some kind of a fallout at that time. Mujhse Dosti Karoge! had just released, directed by Kunal Kohli. She said, ‘Aditya Chopra’s assistant Kunal Kohli has made this flop, so Karan Johar’s assistant, Nikhil Advani is not to be trusted either’. The weekend of Mujhse Dosti Karoge‘s release, I offered her Kal Ho Naa Ho, and she asked for the same money that Shah Rukh Khan was getting. I said, ‘Sorry’.”
Too much attitude, Poo!
After that, Karan preferred to cast Preity and maintained his distance from Kareena:
“I was very hurt. I told my father, ‘Leave that negotiation room’ and I called her. She didn’t take my call, and I said, ‘We’re not taking her.’ And we signed Preity Zinta instead. Kareena and I didn’t speak to each other for almost a year. For a year, we looked through each other at parties. It was very idiotic. She was a kid; she’s a decade younger than me.”
What united them back was the care and love they had for each other’s family:
“We were releasing Kal Ho Naa Ho in November. We had shot the film in June, July, August and in September I had to shoot the songs, make the promos and so on. So I had to head back, while my father continued the treatment in New York. That was the time Kareena Kapoor called me. It was August. We had not spoken for nine months. She called and said, ‘I heard about Yash uncle.’ She got really emotional on the phone, and she said, ‘I love yoou and I am so sorry I haven’t been in touch. Don’t worry’.”
Yeh friendship nibhana hai mushkil.