King of romance Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol are one of the most loved Bollywood pairs. Even though Kajol has partially parted her ways from the cameras, rewatching their old films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Baazigar only reassures us that they will remain golden on screen couple in India.
“I miss Kajol in every film. With this film, she gave us 150 days. She had to be away from her children and I know it is a huge sacrifice for a parent,” Shah Rukh Khan had said on Kajol during Dilwale’s shooting.
Many may not know this, but Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s friendship did not begin on a very good note.
“When I was working with her in Baazigar, Aamir asked me about her as he wanted to work with her. I left him a message saying, ‘She is very bad, no focus, you will not be able to work with her’. And then I saw the rushes in the evening. I kept calling Aamir to clarify. I told him, ‘I don’t know what it is but she is magical on the screen’,” Shah Rukh Khan had said earlier.
When Kajol recalled her how she became friends with SRK, her story too began on the sets of Baazigar.
“I remember Shah Rukh and other actors had a huge hangover when they came on the sets and I was jabbering away in Marathi to his make-up guy. They were like ‘what is that voice. It is going to split open our heads’. He was very grumpy but I kept chatting and finally he said, ‘Will you please shut up… chup ho jao’. I think that’s how we became friends.”
Shah Rukh interjected with his side of the story, saying Kajol has not changed over the years and he still has to tell her to ‘shut up’.
“I am not very talkative in personal life. Kajol will have an upper hand when it comes to talking over all of us. Even now, I have to tell her to ‘shut up’.”
When asked whether they have changed in the last 20 years for better, Kajol had said in the earlier interview, “I hope we have. I don’t talk any less. We have become better actors and better people. I always say he is one of the best actors that we have today. It is a joy to work with him and a learning process.”
Fans can be glad that even in their off-screen life, the two are great friends and Shah Rukh Khan often sees Kajol as an inspiration for her daughter, Suhana.
“Kajol is not technical, she is an honest actor and that’s a great quality. My daughter (Suhana) wants to become an actress and I would want her to learn that. I hope I learn that from Kajol. I can’t explain but she is something else on screen,” he had said.
The two were last seen in Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale. The little screen time the two got together in the frames still rekindled good old memories of the two.
Kajol had even said the biggest reason for her to do the film was the ease that she shared with Shah Rukh and film’s director Rohit Shetty.
With inputs from PTI