Let’s Go Back To 1998 And Fall In A Pit Of NOSTALGIA
It was 16th October 1998 when we first heard the chants of 'Rahul is a cheater', the 1st lesson of love “Agar woh meri sabse acchi dost nahi ban sakti toh main usse kabhi pyaar kar hi nahi sakta”, the first we were taught that "ek mard ka seer sirf teen aurto ke saamne jhukta hai”, the 1st time we saw ‘The Neelam Show’ and its been 20 years since we are cheeping the dialogue “Kuch kuch hota hai tum nahi samjhogi, Anjali” and “Tussi ja rahe ho, tussi na jao.”
This is the awesomeness of Karan Johar’s directorial debut film. He gave us fashion goals with the COOL chain, the first lesson of love, what it takes to propose a girl you like, how the first heartbreak hurts. In short, he was responsible for what we felt when we were in our teens (at least I can speak for myself).
As we have grown listening to the music of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and watching KKHH everytime it's being played on cable, let’s see how Rahul, Anjali (both of them), Tina, Miss. Braganza, the Sardar boy and Aman have changed over the years:
1) Rahul played by Shah Rukh Khan
He played the ‘COOL’ college guy who played basketball (but always lost to Anjali) and danced at college fests to impress a girl.
SRK is now the King Of Bollywood and is excited about his upcoming movie Zero.
2) Anjali played by Kajol
She was a total tomboy who played basketball with guys and dressed just like them. A heartbreak later she becomes the belle of the ball.
Kajol’s movie Helicopter Eela which released on October 12th gathered love and appreciation from everyone.
3) Tina played Rani Mukherji
She played an NRI who came from Oxford University to St. Xavier. Even though her upbringing was away from India she could recite “Om Jai Jagdish Hare” which made Rahul fall in love with her.
Rani Mukerj's last release Hichki gained a lot of appreciation from the audience.
4) Miss Braganza played by Archana Puran Singh
The mini-skirted Miss Braganza from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was one teacher every teen kid desired to have as his teacher in late 90s and early 2000s.
Archana is now an elite judge on Comedy Circus.
5) Anjali (Shah Rukh’s Daughter) played Sana Saeed
We know that her hobbies are chocolate khana, boys ko thappad maarna, dadi ko satana aur mummy ki chittian padhna. She is also an avid fan of The Neelam Show also.
She also starred in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year.
6) The Sardar boy played by Parzan Dastur
The star counting Sardar boy is the one who made us laugh and cry both.
7) Aman played by Salman Khan
The sweet guy who jokingly was ready to give up Anjali for Neelam ironically had to let Anjali go in the climax of the movie.
Now, look at your pictures from 1998 and fall in the pit of nostalgia.