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Mollywood Retake: What If Kal Ho Naa Ho Is Remade In Malayalam?

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Kal No Naa Ho is the 2003-released romantic drama, which had Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta in the lead roles. The movie was directed by NikkhilAdvanii, and jointly scripted by Karan Johar & Niranjan Iyengar.

The movie, which was produced by late. Yash Johar and Karan Johar for Dharma Productions was a major critical and commercial success. Kal Ho Naa Ho has still been considered as one of the best films in Shahrukh Khan's career.

Let us see who would fit into the characters of Kal Ho Naa Ho, if it is made in Malayalam now....

Dulquer Salmaan As Aman

It is absolutely impossible to imagine another actor in the place of SRK. But, we feel that Dulquer Salmaan will make a perfect choice for the role of the charming, fun-loving Aman, the terminally-ill heart patient who changes the lives of the people around him, especially Naina.

Nithya Menen As Naina Catherine

Nithya Menen can surely do justice to the character Naina, played by Preity Zinta in the original. The role of the grumpy college student who struggles with her dysfunctional family after her father's suicide is safe in Nithya's hands.

Tovino Thomas As Rohit

Tovino Thomas is an exceptionally versatile actor, and that quality makes him the perfect choice for the role Rohit. The actor can surely play the character of a rich, witty, yet matured guy to near perfection.

Revathi As Jennifer aka Jenny

We cannot really think of a better choice other than Revathi, for the role Jennifer aka Jenny, played by Jaya Bachchan. The role of the widowed mother of Naina, who struggles to make the ends meet and accepts her late husband's illegitimate child wholeheartedly, is tailor-made for Revathi.

KPAC Lalitha As Grandmother

The role of the rude grandmother who refuses to accept her adopted granddaughter was played by Sushma Seth in the original. If the movie is remade in Malayalam, veteran actress KPAC Lalitha will be the perfect choice for the role.


Kal Ho Naa Ho, which was the last film produced by the veteran film producer Yash Johar, emerged as the highest grossing Indian film in overseas and worldwide, of 2003. The movie also emerged as the second highest grosser of the year, domestically.

The role of Naina Catherine, essayed by Preity Zinta was originally written for Kareena Kapoor. But the actress turned down the offer due to creative differences. The team later roped in Preity, who won several awards for her performance in the movie.

The movie won two National Film Awards, 8 Filmfare Awards, and 17 IIFA Awards of 2003 in various categories. Kal Ho Naa Ho was later remade in Telugu as Chakram, with Baahubali actor Prabhas and Asin Thottumkal in the lead roles.

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