20 Years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Rahul Khanna is a Cheater, and a Misogynist

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20 Years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Rahul Khanna is a Cheater, and a Misogynist

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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t has been 20 years since Karan Johar’s wildly popular debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai immortalised that true love is all about lusting after your best friend… after eight years of friendzoning her. This Filmfare Award-winning classic taught us innumerable lessons: It reminded us that eight-year-old daughters were the original Tinder for their widowed dads. And that the easiest way to get someone to fall in love with you was by growing out your hair. Easy-peasy.

Except it’s not 1998 anymore. No matter how much we once revered Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’s dating lessons, it’s hard to deny that the film hasn’t aged very well. And the less we talk about Rahul Khanna’s image, the better. It’s no wonder then that Khanna happened to get in touch with me to refute all accusations of being a frat boy by sharing his side of the story.

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