"Trivia: It had a cameo appearance by another star…”
Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham remains a classic but not many people know that Abhishek Bachchan had a cameo in the film.
The film marked Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan’s first on-screen reunion since the 1981 film Silsila.
One X user has now shared a deleted scene from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, showing the Raichand family shopping in London.
The scene featured Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Anjali (Kajol) speaking to their neighbours before the latter quickly gets into a comedic argument with them.
It ends with their son Krish (Jibraan Khan) sitting on a bench and kissing a girl nearby, resulting in him being slapped.
Rahul and Rohan (Hrithik Roshan) laugh at him.
But the scene’s highlight was Abhishek Bachchan’s small but memorable cameo.
In the scene, Rohan talks to ‘Poo’ (Kareena Kapoor) about what he should wear to the prom.
After he walks off, Abhishek taps ‘Poo’ on the shoulder to ask her about the time. But she mistakenly assumes that he was planning to ask her to go to prom.
Abhishek then rejects ‘Poo’ and walks off, leaving her with a stern expression, saying:
“This is not my day.”
Sharing the clip, the X user wrote:
“Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham had a sequence where the Raichands go shopping.
“Shot in London on a difficult windy rainy day to add humour in the second half. The 4-minute montage was however deleted.
“Trivia: It had a cameo appearance by another star…”
#DIY — #KabhiKhushiKabhieGham had a sequence where the Raichands go shopping. Shot in London on a difficult windy rainy day to add humour in the second half. The 4-min montage was however deleted#Trivia: It had a cameo appearance by another star…
Watch the edited video ?… pic.twitter.com/ZHAUreqVcA
— Mimansa Shekhar (@mimansashekhar) October 9, 2023
The video garnered over 23,000 views and sparked a discussion among film buffs.
One user recalled watching the film for the first time, writing:
“This was my first movie in Delhi. Sapna Theatre Dec 2001.
“The national anthem scene took everyone by surprise, whether to stand up or not.”
“Three college-going young girls in our front row stood up first and gradually the entire hall stooped up one by one.”
Others said it was the right decision to delete the scene and felt Abhishek’s cameo was unnecessary.
One user said: “Good deletion especially the cameo.”
Another wrote: “Glad this didn’t make it though.”
One user claimed that Sachin Tendulkar was also in consideration for a cameo.
According to reports, Abhishek Bachchan personally called Karan Johar and requested that his cameo be removed, although his reasoning is not known.
But insiders suggested that the filmmaker had already deleted Abhishek’s scene even before his request.
Reports also suggested that a reason for the removal of Abhishek’s part could be the film’s long runtime. However, 22 years later, the exact reason remains unclear.