While ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ (2001) taught us a whole lot about family and gave us characters and a cast that is still fondly remembered today, that cannot be said about the camaraderie between the leading cast. Director Karan Johar revealed that Hrithik Roshan was like “a lost child” on the sets.
In Johar’s autobiography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, he revealed “It was unfair because he was too junior, and Shah Rukh was already such a big star. But that was a phase when one or two of Shah Rukh’s films had gone wrong and the media had started projecting Hrithik up there.The negativity that crept in was not justified or correct, and it was really sad. I felt Hrithik was the only one during the course of the shooting who needed a little hand-holding. See, the Bachchans didn’t have that equation with him. Shah Rukh was a bit distant at that time because of everything that was happening. Kajol was Team Shah Rukh. I felt I needed to hold his hand a bit. And we developed a really good friendship. We got close to each other— he was a bit of a lost child in this whole lot. And Hrithik, anyway, is slightly awkward around people. He’s not the most people-friendly person. Now he’s become a lot better.”
Roshan and Khan played brothers in the film.