The much-hyped film Kurbaan would star Shahrukh Khan, Tabu
and Sanjay Dutt if Karan Johar went ahead with his plan seven years
ago. However, he went on to do other projects, and the film
eventually went to Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi.
Karan revealed that he wanted Shahrukh, Tabu and Sanjay to play
the lead roles with Nikhil Advani as the director. The film was
named Kaal then. On narrating the story to Rensil D"Silva, the
screenplay he prepared turned out into a different film all
together. Thus born the title Kurbaan with Saif and Kareena in the
Karan left Kurbaan behind after he went on to make
films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham in 2001 and later
produced Kal Ho Naa Ho.