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Rakesh Roshan reveals Aditya Chopra’s advice shaped Koi…Mil Gaya’s climax: ‘Yash Chopra was in favour of Jadoo…’ | Bollywood News

Believe it or not, but it’s been 20 years since Jadoo left Earth. As one of the most legendary characters to grace the Indian cinema screens, Jadoo from Rakesh Roshan‘s sci-fi film Koi… Mil Gaya (2003) still occupies a special place in the hearts of movie enthusiasts, even two decades later.

Koi… Mil Gaya tells the story of Rohit Mehra (Hrithik Roshan), a young man with a developmental disability residing with his mother Sonia (Rekha). His life takes an extraordinary turn when he unexpectedly encounters an alien named Jaadoo, who bestows him with superpowers. Alongside this extraordinary event, the movie also delves into Rohit’s romantic journey with Nisha (Preity Zinta), his friend-turned-lover.

In the movie’s climax, we witness Jadoo departing from Earth aboard a spaceship that Rohit assisted in summoning. As a result, Rohit reverts to his previous self, losing all the superpowers he once possessed. Nevertheless, after a few days, Rohit comes to the realization that Jadoo has permanently restored his extraordinary abilities.

Over the years, the film’s climax has garnered abundant love and appreciation. Meanwhile, director Rakesh Roshan recently revealed how he chose this climax from the two options he had, by following the advice of Aditya Chopra instead of the legendary Yash Chopra’s.

“Yash (Chopra) uncle was in favour of the ending where he (Jadoo) takes away his powers and leaves. On the other hand, Adi (Aditya Chopra) had the conviction that the powers have come to him (Rohit), so he suggested that I keep the same ending,” Rakesh Roshan recalled during a recent conversation with Pinkvilla to mark the movie’s 20th anniversary.

Reflecting on the past, Hrithik shared how the director, who also happens to be his father, Rakesh Roshan, used to receive all his ideas while in the shower. Hrithik humorously recounted, “He would rush out in his bath towel, come to my room and exclaim, ‘Idea aaya, idea aaya’ (I got an idea).”

Koi… Mil Gaya premiered on August 8, 2003, and achieved tremendous box-office success, leading to the creation of a franchise around it. Following the first movie, the second instalment titled Krrish was released in 2006, and a third movie named Krrish 3 hit the screens in 2013. Both films enjoyed significant box-office triumphs.

“The idea of making Koi… Mil Gaya struck me one day when I was observing my granddaughter Suranika (Sunaina Roshan’s daughter) watching a cartoon that featured an alien. I was instantly intrigued and asked her out of curiosity if she understood the concept and she explained the story to me. I was surprised that a kid her age not only understood what an alien was but also seemed entertained by the sci-fi concept,” director Rakesh Roshan told PTI recently.

Regarding the creation of the alien, Roshan noted: “I was certain that I wanted an alien that the children would not be scared of, rather someone who would be seen as a friendly alien. So, I shared the concept of an alien who was of the same height as the children and someone with very expressive eyes, as Jaadoo primarily communicates through his eyes. Based on the brief, they shared a sketch of Jaadoo and it was in that instant I knew Jaadoo Mil Gaya (we have found Jaadoo). All these little things together added up to the connect Koi… Mil Gaya has with the kids and has been garnering love for the last 20 years.”

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