When Shahrukh Khan decided to make a film about youngsters, he wanted it to be young in all aspects. To ensure that it does happen, he was creatively involved in the entire making of the film which also included changing the dialogues that had originally been put together by director Roshan Abbas and his team.
'This meant that for ALWAYS KABHI KABHI, Shahrukh didn't just require four young and largely untested actors along with a first time director; he also wanted the film to be young in it's entire outlook', informs a source attached to the film, 'While Roshan did work on the original script to make it suitable for the big screen, Shahrukh felt that there was still more work to be done on the written material so that it suited the sensibilities of today's youth.'
While he did acknowledge the fact that Roshan's writing was quite pure and that stemmed from the fact that he had a good upbringing, Shahrukh felt that a new perspective added to ALWAYS KABHI KABHI will only make it spicier and more entertaining. The first step in this direction was to hire a writer, Ishita Moitra, for whom the single line brief was to come up with dialogues that spoke in modern day language
'Yes, Ishita's contribution did came in handy. What she has written has managed to bring an altogether different dimension to ALWAYS KABHI KABHI', says Roshan when asked if this indeed was true, 'I am glad this happened because I could see where Shahrukh was coming from.'
Well, we would love to see that difference for sure.