It is always fun to see Shah Rukh Khan in rebel roles. One such film which projected him in an entirely different role is Josh. This 2000 film featured Aishwarya Rai in the other lead role. Both Shah Rukh and Aishwarya played the roles of twins in this movie. It was a big hit at the box office. Today, the film celebrates 20 years of its release. On this occasion, let us take a recap into it.
Josh deals with the story of siblings, Max and Shirley. Max once finds out that Shirley is fallen in love with his rival's younger brother. How their relationship has affected Max, forms the main crux of the film. Chandrachur Singh played the love interest of Aishwarya Rai in this movie. Josh got directed by Mansoor Khan. Upon its release, the film received a mixed response from the critics. However, the audiences loved the movie, especially the performance of Shah Rukh. Thus, the film became super successful at the box office.
The music of the movie got composed by Anu Malik. All the tracks have become successful and made Josh one of the highest-selling albums of the year. Initially, the director thought of roping in Salman Khan for the lead role but it didn't work out. After signing Shah Rukh, Kajol got considered for his sibling's role. However, Aishwarya grabbed the role at the end. On the whole, Josh collected a gross of Rs. 35 crores at the box office and became the fifth highest-grossing film of that year.