Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (Devanagari: कभी अलविदा न कहना, English: Never Say Good Bye) is a 2006 Bollywood film directed by Karan Johar and produced under the Dharma Productions banner.
Released on 11 August 2006 in India and North America, it stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta and Kirron Kher in pivotal roles. The film is commonly known as KANK.
Set and mostly filmed in New York City, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is a romantic drama film which explores themes of adultery and extramarital affairs.
Although its earnings in India waned at the box office after the first week of release,the film was a success internationally and in the United States it became the highest grossing Indian film of all time, beating Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham's five year old record.
In the United States it grossed over $1.3 million and $1.4 million in the United Kingdom on its opening weekend and was screened in over 1,200 cinemas worldwide. The film has grossed $3,275,444 in the US market and $10,259,399 from the Indian screens for a worldwide total of $25,229,168.
The film was nominated for numerous awards and actor Abhishek Bachchan won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award and GIFA Best Supporting Actor Award amongst others with Rani Mukerji winning the IIFA Best Actress Award for their performances in the film.
The film was shown at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The script of the film received recognition by a number of critics, and was invited to be included in the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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