In the early 2000s, Rani Mukerji and Kajol had acted together in the iconic film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. However, behind the scenes, the two talented actresses were not as friendly as their characters may have seemed. Their recent conversations in the popular chat show, Koffee With Karan have shed light on their distant relationship during those years, and how it has since evolved into a close bond.
The Organic Distance
During a candid conversation on Koffee With Karan, Rani Mukerji admitted that she was more connected with Aishwarya Rai than her own cousin and co-star, Kajol, in the early stages of her career. This revelation prompted host Karan Johar to question why they didn’t even talk to each other. Kajol explained that the distance between them was organic and only recently filled. Work played a significant role in their separate paths, as both actresses were content with their positions in the industry.
Childhood Bonds and Growing Apart
Rani Mukerji shared that she had known Kajol since childhood, and Kajol was like an older sister to her. However, due to the physical distance between them, with Kajol living in town and Rani in Juhu, they gradually grew apart. Rani also revealed that she was closer to her cousin Tanisha (Kajol’s younger sister) during those years. The boys in the family were Kajol’s close companions. The distance between Rani and Kajol finally began to bridge after the passing of their fathers.
Closer Through Loss
The loss of their loved ones played a significant role in bringing Rani and Kajol closer together. Rani expressed her closeness to Kajol’s father, Shomu Mukerjee, and noted that tough times and losses often bring families together. Kajol emphasized that their bond was a natural progression and attributed it to the organic nature of relationships. The shared experience of loss allowed them to understand and support each other on a deeper level.
Building a Friendship
As time went on, Rani and Kajol began to rebuild their relationship and develop a genuine friendship. Their shared experiences and mutual understanding served as a foundation for their renewed bond. This newfound closeness was evident when they were spotted together at Durga Puja pandals in Mumbai, engaging in lively conversations and posing for the paparazzi. It is heartwarming to see how their relationship has evolved positively over the years.
The Impact of “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, directed by Karan Johar, remains a pivotal film in Bollywood history. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the movie has left a lasting impact on generations that followed. Rani Mukerji and Kajol’s performances in the film catapulted them to stardom and showcased their remarkable talent. The enduring success of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai serves as a reminder of the incredible on-screen chemistry between Rani and Kajol.
While their journey from distant co-stars to close cousins is heartwarming, it is also essential to acknowledge their individual achievements. Rani Mukerji was recently seen in the film Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway, impressing audiences with her powerful performance. Kajol, on the other hand, ventured into the digital realm with the web series The Trial. Both actresses continue to captivate audiences with their versatility and talent.