‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ is a memorable film for several reasons. Its star-studded cast, the songs, the dialogues and the locations at which the scenes of the film were shot made for a unique and larger-than-life visual, back in the day. For a middle-class person like myself, the huge mansion in which the Raichand family lived was particularly exciting to watch and made me think, toh aise rehte hai ameer log.
Mind you, in the film, it is portrayed as though the mansion is in Delhi and very close to Chandni Chowk. And most of us believed it. Karan Johar made fools of many of us back in the day and it is only recently that people on Twitter realised that the Raichand house is not really in Delhi, but in the United Kingdom.
The house is actually Waddesdon Manor!
A woman named Shruti Sonal posted a picture of the location on Twitter and wrote, “I still can’t believe Karan Johar made us believe that this was a house in Delhi AND walking distance from Chandni Chowk.”
I still can't believe Karan Johar made us believe that this was a house in Delhi AND walking distance from Chandni Chowk 😭 pic.twitter.com/wa1OCDDjLm
— Shruti Sonal (@shrutisonal26) May 16, 2023
And people online were in agreement, saying that the joke is on us. In fact, Karan Johar managed to fool even the people who live in Delhi! Here’s a look at some of the reactions:
Hilarious 😂 the joke has always been on us
— sanjubobbygeorge (@ramachandranesk) May 16, 2023
— Dishant Shah (@dishahnt) May 17, 2023
Karan left twitter before we realise this
— Amit. (@iOnlyAJ) May 17, 2023
Johar is projecting the future
— Bhagawan Shankara (@shivosmyaham) May 17, 2023
And this guy became Hrithik Roshan 😂 pic.twitter.com/q8GXURvohG
— Bhupender Thakur (@MisterBeeTee) May 17, 2023
Of course it was! Right next to the Delhi Junction railway station as shown in this picture pic.twitter.com/QNgAuJKgFe
— Amit Kshatriya (Sha-Tree-Yaa) (@amitarunk) May 17, 2023
Yash Raichand was the OG Earl of Grantham before British television made the title look cool.
— Rishi Kant (@RishiKant98) May 16, 2023
its truly shameful that i believed this even after spending all my life in delhi🤣
— shivani kaul (@soshivaniofher) May 16, 2023
Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury, UK . The place looks magnificient from aerial shots , not so much when you are on the ground . The Raichand mansion for Bollywood 😂
— Rigil (@rigils) May 16, 2023
Karan Johar makes movies in parallel universes.
— Monil Shah (@imshahx) May 16, 2023
I was today years old when I found this out.