When Abu Salem gave dying menace to Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan stood by his facet

by Jeremy Spirogis

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Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar’s friendship is among the most celebrated ones within the tinsel city. The two have been buddies for greater than 20 years and have labored on a wide range of profitable initiatives collectively. In reality, Karan’s debut movie additionally featured King Khan. However, not many know that Karan’s life was threatened when he had simply arrived within the business.

It was again in 1998 when the premier of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai came about and on the time Karan obtained threats from underworld don Abu Salem. 

Karan was a brand new filmmaker and he immediately panicked, his dad and mom Yash and Hiroo Johar additionally had been scared for his life. During that point it was Shah Rukh Khan who stood by his facet. The Bombay Velvet actor shared the incident in his guide An Unsuitable Boy and wrote, “The phone rang. My mother picked it up, and it was a call from the underworld. A man’s voice said, ‘Your son’s wearing a red T-shirt, I can see him right now. And we’re going to shoot him if you release this film on Friday. For some reason, they didn’t want the film to be released that Friday; we didn’t know why. It was a call from Abu Salem, and my mother was shaking with terror.”

He then penned, “As I came up those nine floors, she was going through really tough moments. When I reached, she just dragged me to the room and said, ‘You have to call the cops. This call has come and they said they’re going to shoot you, they don’t want you to release your film this Friday…”

When this info reached Shah Rukh, he immediately jumped to Karan’s facet. Another extract from the guide reads, “Shah Rukh said, ‘What nonsense!’ He went inside and dragged me out. He said, ‘I’m standing here in front of you. Let’s see who shoots you. I’m standing right here.'”I mentioned, ‘No, no, no, my mom was…’

“He told my mother, ‘Nothing’s gonna happen. I’m a Pathan. Nothing can happen to me and nothing will happen to your son. He’s like my brother. Nothing’s gonna happen.”


Eventually, the movie launched and was declared a blockbuster.

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