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Did you know? Mahesh Bhatt made Duplicate to impress Alia Bhatt! Here's the full story...

Duplicate starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Sonali Bendre celebrates its 26th anniversary today. 

Did you know? Mahesh Bhatt made Duplicate to impress Alia Bhatt! Here's the full story...
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Last Updated: 06.09 PM, May 08, 2024


Duplicate, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Sonali Bendre is one of the Cult classic Bollywood films. The film completed its 26 years of release today and is still loved by the audiences for its comic timings, plot, and of course the actors and their performances. Interestingly, the film, which is directed by Mahesh Bhatt has a connection with his daughter Alia Bhatt. Read on to know the entire story!

Shah Rukh Khan's Duplicate has a special Alia Bhatt connection

Mahesh Bhatt, who is known for delivering films like Aashiqui, Zakhm, Jism, and many more also directed SRK's Duplicate. When the film was released in theatres, it was loved by the audiences as well as the critics. However, did you know that the director once revealed that he made this film because he wanted to impress his 4-year-old daughter, Alia Bhatt with it? In an old interaction with Lehren, the director said, "It’s a film that I am looking forward to showing my children."


“Children normally don’t get impressed by their parents. The chances are that I might just impress my four-year-old girl Alia by Duplicate," he further added.

Meanwhile, while celebrating Duplicate's 26 years, Karan Johar and Farah Khan, who served as assistant director and choreographer, respectively, in the film took to their social media and recalled some fun moments. Karan wrote: "SRK put all his jigra into the part! Have so many memories of the shoot of this film! Farah Khan do you remember the 20 lens." 

Karan Johar's Instagram story
Karan Johar's Instagram story

Farah, on the other hand, re-shared Karan's post and wrote: "Oh my godd!! best songs best times, Karan Johar, we actually became best friends here... n it was the 20 mm lens that never came."

Farah Khan's Instagram story
Farah Khan's Instagram story

The official social media account of Dharma Movies also celebrated the film by sharing a poster of the film with the caption: "One simply cannot ‘duplicate’ the effect this movie has on you - a story that gets you singing ‘shukriya meherbaani karam’ after every watch!✨"

Take a look at their post here:

Meanwhile, apart from SRK, Juhi, and Sonali, the film also starred Farida Jalal, Gulshan Grover, and Mohnish Behl in key roles.

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