After speaking about his relationship with Kajol, Karan Johar in his biography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ has revealed about his old spat with Kareena Kapoor Khan. In his autobiography, he talks about the fight he had with Kareena and how the two didn’t even speak to each other for around nine months.
“My first problem was with Kareena. She 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’.”
“The weekend of ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge’s release, I offered her ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’, and she asked for the same money that Shah Rukh Khan was getting. I said, ‘Sorry’.” Kareena’s demand for the movie hurt Karan and they didn’t talk to each other for a long time.
“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.”
Karan then also shared the incident where Kareena called him up after a long time. “We were releasing ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ in November. We had shot the film in June, July, August and in September I had to shoot the songs, make the promos and so on. So, I had to head back, while my father continued the treatment in New York. That was the time Kareena Kapoor called me. It was August. 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’.”
Post this fight, the two again became friends and now they are best friends. The two worked on many movies together after the spat for movies like ‘Kurbaan’, ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’, ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’.