Speaking at the 2023 Jagran Film Festival, Kajol revealed, “I was supposed to shoot for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and at that time, I got an offer from Mani Ratnam to do a film for him.
First of all, I didn’t believe I got an offer from Mr Ratnam. But things didn’t work out because I had committed those dates to Karan for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. A lot of people told me, ‘You should have done Mani sir’s film’. At that time, I felt that my commitment was more important and it worked in my favour.”
When asked to choose between Simran from ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and Anjali from ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, Kajol opted for latter. Stating that the meaning of love has changed over the years, Kajol added, “Today, you can say, ‘Anjali shouldn’t have worn a saree’ or ‘Why didn’t Rahul fall for her when she was in track pants?’ You can ask these questions right now, but the Raj and Anjali of that time perhaps fell in love because of exactly that. Times have changed and so has the definition of love.”