Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan are together from long back. Karan was even seen in Shahrukh’s blockbuster movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,’ and then he cast SRK in his film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.’
Recently, Shah Rukh Khan has launched Karan Johar’s biography, ‘An Unsuitable Boy.’ In Karan Johar’s book, there are so many phases of life which have come out now, it says about the friendship with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, spilling the beans on his sexuality. Karan Johar has mentioned in one of the chapters of the book about the one point of his life in 1998.
In Karan’s biography, ‘An Unsuitable Boy,’ says the movie ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ had anything but a smooth release with threats from the Underworld Don Abu Salem. At this tough time, Karan’s friend Shah Rukh Khan was ready to take a Bullet for his best friend, Karan Johar.
Readout the excerpt from the book, ‘An Unsuitable Boy.’
“On Monday, we were writing out the cards, dispatching them through production. My maasi had come to the house to help us. I went down to drop her. My mother was alone at home; even the servants were not there, all of them had gone out. The phone rang. My mother picked it up, and it was a call from the underworld. A man’s voice said, ‘Your son’s wearing a red T-shirt, I can see him right now. And we’re going to shoot him if you release this film on Friday.
For some reason, they didn’t want the film to be released that Friday; we didn’t know why. It was a call from Abu Salem, and my mother was shaking with terror. She put the phone down and ran towards the door. She pressed the lift number, and I was coming up. As I came up those nine floors, she was going through really tough moments. When I reached, she just dragged me to the room and said, ‘You have to call the cops. This call has come, and they said they’re going to shoot you, they don’t want you to release your film this Friday…'”
That evening, my father, Shah Rukh, the cops, Adi, everybody was there. The cops advised us, ‘We will protect you, but you have to go ahead. You can’t show your fear. You have to have the premiere on Thursday.’
By my mother said, ‘What does this mean?’
Then Karan Johar Said, we were simple family. We would never have a call from the Underworld don to stop us from releasing the film on time. We can’t even dream of something like this can also happen. Karan’s mother said, ‘We don’t want all this nonsense.’
Further, he added, there was a premier of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, but Karan was locked in a room with two guards. Then came Shahrukh and he said, ‘What nonsense!’ He went inside and dragged me out. He said, ‘I’m standing here in front of you. Let’s see who shoots you. I’m standing right here.”I said, ‘No, no, no, my mother was…’ He told my mother, ‘Nothing’s gonna happen. I’m a Pathan. Nothing can happen to me, and nothing will happen to your son. He’s like my brother. Nothing’s gonna happen.’