Karan was so embarrassed that he didn't even waste a second in turning it down, "He declined saying he was busy for the next couple of years and was quite happy directing films." Some people feel that if he'd been offered an A-grade project as the quintessential brooding intense passionate hero, made by a top filmmaker, KJo would've given it a thought but it was a 'No' for this one.
Although Karan has been offered a few funny roles down the years, this was the first time he was offered the lead part. The khabru adds, "They even told him he could choose the heroine he wanted and they would get her for him -- including a Rani Mukherkee, Preity Zinta and Priyanka Chopra whom he's very close to.
The film is a full-fledged masala love drama with lots of action and songs and the producer was willing to fly down to foreign locales to shoot the romantic songs. Karan was too embarrassed to take the matter further and just brushed it aside." Karan Johar refuses to comment and adds, "Please don't ask me such things. They are too embarrassing to talk about."