In a recent interview with Mid-Day, Karan recently recalled how SRK came forward to protect him after he received death threats during the release of ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai‘. Karan shared his heartfelt aspiration of hosting the premiere of his film at Mumbai’s iconic Liberty Theatre and having the privilege of witnessing the legendary Shammi Kapoor grace the event.However, his dream turned into a nerve-wracking experience when security concerns compelled him to remain confined to a small room instead of the red carpet.
Reflecting on that unsettling moment, he recounted how he found himself secluded due to the presence of security personnel. The threat of harm looming in the background added an extra layer of tension to the situation. Despite these challenges, Karan Johar persevered, and with the authorities’ support, he ultimately succeeded in releasing his film as planned.
Karan recounted that Shah Rukh Khan was aware of his cherished dream. When Shammi Kapoor emerged from his car, Shah Rukh promptly went inside, fetched KJo, and positioned him directly in front of the veteran star. Shah Rukh assured him, saying, “No one will harm you. Observe this moment.” Karan watched as his dream unfolded, tears welling up in his eyes because it was his dream coming true.
Shah Rukh Khan then insisted, “You’re not leaving this spot.” Despite his mother and father becoming anxious and concerned, they eventually guided him back. However, Karan would always remember how Shah Rukh Khan had brought him out and declared, “I’ll take a bullet for you, you just stand here.” It was at that moment that Karan realized the depth of their enduring relationship.
On the work front, Karan’s last project was ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani‘. Meanwhile, SRK is basking on the super success of his latest release, ‘Jawan‘.