Karan Johar's ode to 'Kal Ho Na Ho's 20 years: "this was the last film that my father was a part of..."

Expressing his gratitude and overflowing love for the film's enduring legacy, Karan Johar delved into the sentimental connection that 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' holds, particularly with his father.

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20 years of Kal Ho Na Ho

In the annals of Bollywood's cinematic history, certain films carve a lasting niche in the hearts of audiences, becoming timeless classics. One such gem is Karan Johar's 'Kal Ho Naa Ho,' a movie that has resonated with emotions and melodies since its release two decades ago. As the film marks its 20th anniversary, Karan Johar took to Instagram to weave a poignant tale, sharing a video montage that encapsulates the essence of this cinematic masterpiece.

Expressing his gratitude and overflowing love for the film's enduring legacy, Karan Johar delved into the sentimental connection that 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' holds, particularly with his father. 

The caption accompanying the Instagram post unveiled a heartfelt anecdote, narrating how the film became a profound emotional journey not only for him but for the audience at large. 

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It read, "This film has been such an emotional journey for me and perhaps for all of us, if I have gathered over the many years. To bring such a stellar starcast together with a story that has a beating heart…it’s all kudos to the entire cast and team behind the camera for making Kal Ho Naa Ho still beat strong and within everyone’s hearts. For me, this was the last film that my father was a part of from the Dharma family…and it feels surreal to have his presence in every frame as I rewatch it even till today. Thank you papa, for guiding us through everything & making stories that matter…and for always standing by what is right. I will always miss you… And thank you Nikkhil for making a directorial debut that is etched forever in all our collective hearts!❤️."

'Kal Ho Naa Ho' stands not only as a cinematic marvel but also as a testament to Karan Johar's commitment to infusing familial values and emotions into his creations. As the film's melodies and memories continue to reverberate, the 20th anniversary celebration becomes a touching tribute to an era-defining movie that remains etched in the fabric of Bollywood.

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