The song Koi Mil Gaya from the Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer romantic cult classic was a smash hit
Koi Mil Gaya - featuring Rani Mukerji, Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan - was a huge hit
Rani Mukerji garnered a lot of attention for her moving performance in director Ashima Chibber’s recently released film Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway. Counted among Bollywood’s most versatile and talented actresses, Rani has been a part of several blockbusters in her film career, spanning nearly three decades. Reminiscing about hit number Koi Mil Gaya in the Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer 1998 blockbuster hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Rani said that she was just 17, and so decided to go with the flow.The coming-of-age rom-com was directed by Karan Johar.
It turned out to be a bit of a Kuch Kuch Hota Hai reunion when both Kajol and Rani turned up for an awards function recently. Speaking about Rani grooving to the popular track Koi Mil Gaya, Kajol said, “When I saw her (Rani) in that, I thought, ‘It doesn’t look like she can move anything; how is she going to do that?’ But she was brilliant, flawless, and so very graceful.”
Responding to that, Rani said, “The honest answer is I don’t know it myself. I just went with the flow. I was only 17 years old, and till such time, I hadn’t worn such a short skirt ever in my life. So when Karan and Manish (Malhotra) presented the outfit to me, it was a gown, which kept getting shorter and shorter till I reached the set. When the outfit was taken to the cameramen, he looked at it and said, ‘Oh, is this for baby Sana?' and they were like, ‘No, it is actually for Rani’ so he got a fright!”
That said, the team apparently made her feel comfortable in that dress. “I had Shah Rukh, Kajol, Karan, and Farah, who was choreographing the song. There was a lot of support I got from the team, especially from Karan, who made me feel very confident. I was petrified walking on top of that platform because all the boys and girls were below, looking up, so that was quite a nightmare for me. When I saw myself on screen, I was also shocked,” Rani elaborated.