Kal Ho Naa Ho” is one of the epic movies in Indian cinema, and even after two decades, it still resides in the hearts of many. Directed by Nikhil Advani, the film marked his directorial debut and was written by filmmaker Karan Johar.
In his book “An Unsuitable Boy,” Karan expressed regret for not directing the movie himself. He wrote, “It was hard. When I look back. I feel I should have never given anybody else the chance to direct this film. Now I would never make the mistake of writing a film and giving it to another director. Today when I write that I’m the director of this film and that film, and I don’t have Kal Ho Na Ho there, it bothers me. I just feel terrible I didn’t direct it. I don’t know why I gave it away. It should have been me all along. I deeply regret that the film does not have my name on it as director. Because in spirit, in heart, perhaps in execution, it’s completely my film.”
Though not directed by Karan, the movie was beautifully crafted by Nikhil, leaving no stone unturned to create a film that remains in the hearts of many.
The film included several deleted scenes that didn’t make it to the final cut, later released by Dharma Productions on their YouTube channel for the fans to enjoy.
Take a glimpse at these scenes featuring an ensemble cast including Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Sonali Bendre, Satish Shah, Reema Lagoo, and many more.