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Shahrukh Khan wanted to leave the film ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’: He fell ill during the shooting, the makers waited for his recovery.


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The film ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, released on 28 November 2003, is completing 20 years of its release. This film starring Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta was directed by Nikhil Advani.

In a recent interview, Nikhil told that Shahrukh had fallen ill just a few days after the shooting of this film started. Only 4 days after the shooting started, Shahrukh told Nikhil that he wanted to leave this film.

However, the makers waited for Shahrukh to recover and then started shooting for the film.

The film 'Kal Ho Na Ho' was the highest grossing Hindi film of the year 2003.

The film ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ was the highest grossing Hindi film of the year 2003.

Makers delayed the film by 6 months
In an interview given to Rajshree Unplugged, Nikhil said, ‘Shah Rukh fell ill 4 days after the shooting of the film started. He had a problem with his back. He himself told me to drop me out of this film but we said no… and then we decided to delay the film by 6 months.

This was Nikhil Advani's first film as a director.

This was Nikhil Advani’s first film as a director.

There was a lot of pressure during the shooting: Nikhil
Nikhil also told that he had put in all his efforts during the shooting of the film. Nikhil said, ‘There was a lot of pressure on me regarding this film being made under the banner of Dharma Productions.

Earlier, Dharma’s two films ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ had performed quite well. If anything had gone wrong in this film, everyone would have blamed me that I had spoiled Dharma’s 100% track record.

Karan Johar wrote the script of this film.  With this he debuted as a producer.

Karan Johar wrote the script of this film. With this he debuted as a producer.

New York was a very expensive location.
Nikhil said, ‘Nobody had shot in New York before. People had gone to London, Switzerland and Europe but had not explored New York. It was a very expensive location for a debutant filmmaker like me but the makers made it easy.

‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ was the highest-grossing film of 2003 with a worldwide collection of Rs 86 crore. The story of the film was written by Karan Johar and he also produced it.



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