This incident is from the time of ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’. Aditya Chopra was directing the film, and Karan Johar was assisting him. Karan Johar saw Shahrukh for the first time on the sets of this film. In a conversation with fashion designer Prabal Gurung, Karan Johar told what kind of styling tips he had given to Shahrukh.
That first meeting of Karan Johar and Shahrukh
Karan Johar told, ‘I remember my first meeting with Shahrukh Khan. It was crazy. I remember I was an assistant in ‘DDLJ’. I told Shahrukh that oh, you know you are wearing Wrangler jeans. You should wear Levi’s jeans. They will fit you perfectly. Shahrukh was completely surprised. I didn’t know what gave me this right.
Karan asked Shahrukh to open the buttons of his shirt, this was the reason
Karan Johar further told that he had told Shahrukh that you have an Adam’s apple (a ball-like thing, which is around the neck and is more visible in men), hence you should open two-three buttons of your shirt. Shahrukh kept nodding yes and then said, will you give me a minute, can you call Adi (Aditya Chopra)?
Shahrukh had said for Karan Johar – who is this? Where have you come from?
Karan Johar again told what happened when Aditya Chopra came. Karan said, ‘Shahrukh asked Aditya who is he? Where did it come from? And why is he talking about my Adam’s apple? Then Aditya told Shahrukh that Karan is a resident of the city and he talks like this. Karan Johar further told that Shahrukh gradually started liking his words. He used to ask Karan what do you want to do? Then Karan said that he wants to become a designer.
Wanted to become a designer, Karan Johar became a filmmaker
Fate had something else in store. Karan Johar became a successful filmmaker. She did films with Shahrukh like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’, ‘My Name is Khan’ and ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’. Apart from this, Shahrukh was also seen in a cameo in Karan Johar’s film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.