Three members of the US Navy are seen singing the Bollywood song on board a boat in the video, with one of them also playing a guitar. The video was first published by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s Ambassador to the United States, with the remark, “Kal Ho Naa Ho… a friend is forever… A popular Bollywood song is performed by a US Navy band. The event was hosted by the US Secretary of the Navy, SECNAV.
Karan Johar has responded to the now-viral video of the US Navy singing the title track to Kal Ho Na Ho at a dinner party. Karan Johar wrote, quoting the same video, “And the music lives on.” He also mentioned Javed Akhtar, Shah Rukh Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, and Nikkhil Advani, a lyricist. Sonu Nigam performed the title track for Kal Ho Naa Ho.
And the song lives on @Javedakhtarjadu @iamsrk @Shankar_Live @EhsaanNoorani #Loy @nikkhiladvani https://t.co/rpuVKD7IHY
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 25, 2022
Many people responded to Karan Johar’s post. While some applauded the film and Shah Rukh Khan, others noted that Karan did not tag Sonu Nigam in his post.
The song is from the 2003 film Kal Ho Naa Ho, directed by Karan Johar. The film was directed by Nikkhil Advani and starred Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Jaya Bachchan, Sonali Bendre, Sushma Seth, and Reema Lagoo.
Karan Johar’s script features a love triangle with Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Saif Ali Khan. The romantic comedy was a commercial success, grossing nearly $860 million.