Karan Johar and Kareena Kapoor are undeniably the most relatable and adored BFFs from tinsel town. Their love for gossip is endless and the two bond over it extremely well. Kareena Kapoor’s stylish girl gang comprising of Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora and Karisma Kapoor is also very close to gossip-king Karan Johar.
And these guys are always updated about the latest happenings and also mock other celebs’ disastrous sense of style on their private Whatsapp group. The duo has admitted this “judging in good sport” attitude on Karan’s infamous chat show Koffee With Karan. Bebo and KJo are evidently inseparable. The two are spotted partying together or showing love for each other in some or the other way. And no points for guessing why Kareena has appeared on every season of BFF Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan show.
Well, just like any other friendship, their friendship also turned sour. In fact, their major fallout became a massive controversy. Actually, Karan had approached Bebo for his film Kal Ho Naa Ho which was to be directed by his Assistant Director Kunal Kohli. But Kareena rejected KJo’s offer. And Kareena’s loss turned out to be Preity Zinta’s profit.
Karan revealed the shocking incident in his autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy. ” She (Kareena) asked for too much money and we had some kind of a fallout at that time. Mujhse Dosti Karoge! had just released, directed by Kunal Kohli. She said, ‘Aditya Chopra’s assistant Kunal Kohli has made this flop, so Karan Johar’s assistant, Nikhil Advani is not to be trusted either,’ he mentioned in the book.
Now when he recalls the incident, he calls it idiotic. He had further added, ” The weekend of Mujhse Dosti Karoge’s release, I offered her Kal Ho Naa Ho, and she asked for the same (amount of) money that Shah Rukh Khan was getting. I said, ‘Sorry’.I was very hurt. I told my father, ‘Leave that negotiation room’ and I called her. She didn’t take my call, and I said, ‘We’re not taking her.’ And signed Preity Zinta instead. Kareena and I didn’t speak to each other for almost a year. For a year, we looked through each other at parties. It was very idiotic. She was a kid; she’s a decade younger than me.”
This cold war continued for 9 months and they had no conversation in between until Karan’s father Yash Johar was diagnosed with Cancer. Kareena cut down her ego and called up her old friend.
” We had not spoken for nine months. She called and said, ‘I heard about Yash uncle.’ She got really emotional on the phone, and she said, ‘I love you and I am so sorry I haven’t been in touch. Don’t worry’.”
Awwww! We are glad the mess was sorted soon! 😉