Karan Johar goes back a long way with both Rani Mukerji as well as Aditya Chopra. While he starred in a small role in Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’(1995). Rani Mukherjee played one of the leads in his debut film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai(1998), she further went on to work with him in Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham(2001) and Kabhie Alvida Naa Kehna(2006) as well.
In an interaction with a popular magazine, the ace filmmaker was asked about Rani, her husband Aditya Chopra and their daughter Adira. To this, the star director said, “I met Rani and Adi (Aditya) in Europe and spent some time with them. I kept teasing Rani by calling her ‘Mother India’ because she’s obsessive about her daughter. We’re all amused about that. Adi and I are always laughing about how hysterical she is, but she’s lovely.”
He further talked about their Adira saying, “Adira is beautiful. Adi and Rani are special to me and their child is exceptionally special. I get teary eyed when I see Rani and Adi as parents. Adi is my closest friend in the industry. In fact, we’re best friends.”