Karan Johar has reacted to a video of US Navy officers playing the Kal Ho Naa Ho title track at a dinner party. The song was sung by Sonu Nigam and composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
Karan Johar has reacted to a video of US Navy officers singing the Kal Ho Naa Ho title track at a dinner on board a boat. The video shows a US Navy officer playing a guitar as a male and female officer sing the song in Hindi. The 2003 film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta was directed by Nikkhil Advani.
The video was shared by a Twitter user with the caption, “Kal Ho Na Ho… friend remains eternal… @USNavy band enthralls with a popular Bollywood song. At the dinner hosted by US Secretary Navy @SECNAV.”
Karan shared the video on Twitter and wrote, “And the song lives on.” He also tagged Shah Rukh Khan, lyricist Javed Akhtar, composers Shankar Ehsaan Loy and director Nikkhil Advani in the post.
The Kal Ho Naa Ho title song was sung by Sonu Nigam. The film also starred Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Jaya Bachchan, Sushma Seth and Reema Lagoo. Some of his fans pointed out that the filmmaker should mention singer Sonu Nigam as well. Many others cheered for Shah Rukh, who played a cancer patient in the film.
In an online interaction, Shah Rukh had reacted to a video of a little girl crying on seeing him die on screen, and said that he never showed his dying scene to his kids Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan. He wrote, “Never shown the ending of Kal Ho Naa Ho to my kids. Karan made a special edit, where movie ends before I fly away.”
In an interview to Hindustan Times last year, Nikkhil Advani revealed that even Shah Rukh hated his dying scene. “Shah Rukh absolutely hated the death scene of Kal Ho Naa Ho. He kept saying, ‘You’re too irreverent, not giving it any respect’,” he said.