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Yun Hota To Kya Hota (Hindi: यूँ होता तो क्या होता, Urdu: یوں ہوتا تو کیا ہوتا, English: What If?) is a 2006 Hindi drama film. The film directed by Naseeruddin Shah stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ayesha Takia, Jimmy Sheirgill, Paresh Rawal, Boman Irani, Saroj Khan and Irrfan Khan. The film explores four stories which eventually become intertwined with 9/11.

Yun Hota To Kya Hota
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Directed byNaseeruddin Shah
Produced byShabbir Boxwala,
Prashant Shah
Written byUttam Gada
StarringKonkona Sen Sharma
Irrfan Khan
Jimmy Sheirgill
Ayesha Takia
Paresh Rawal
Saroj Khan
Boman Irani
Ratna Pathak Shah
Ankur Khanna
Music byViju Shah
CinematographyHemant Chaturvedi
Distributed byTimes Music
Release date
  • 28 July 2006 (2006-07-28)
Running time
118 minutes



The story revolves around a group of people who were not connected to each other in any way other than by ill-fate. These were people from different parts of India who had travelled to the US and now were boarding the ill-fated flights that crashed into the Twin Towers and Pentagon in New York on 9/11/2001. The story tells us about the horror of the hijack and some of the incidents that occurred on board during those horrific minutes. Some of the characters in the film die in the attacks.

  • Tilottama Das-Punj (Konkona Sen Sharma) is happily married to the man of her dreams, Hemant (Jimmy Sheirgill), whom she met online. However, their time together is cut short when Hemant is needed in the U.S. to attend to his job. Tilottama is left at home with her mother-in-law who makes sure that she does not keep in touch with him. Tilottama goes to extreme lengths to join him in USA.
  • Salim Rajabali (Irrfan Khan) is the rich son of a powerful godmother. He is captivated by the much older Namrata (Suhasini Mulay). Unfortunately he gets involved in a murder and finds out that Namrata has been cheating on him. Before the situation gets out of hand, his mother (Saroj Khan) tells him to flee the country.
  • Poor yet academically brilliant Rahul Bhide (Ankur Khanna) is over the moon when he receives an offer to study at a prestigious university abroad. But his excitement is short lived by the lack of funds and also due to his incapacitated father. Just when he gives up hope, he receives funding with the help of his friend Khushboo (Ayesha Takia) and looks forward to a bright future abroad.
  • Rajubhai Patel (Paresh Rawal) is an event organizer for prestigious and popular foreign shows. His ex-girlfriend Tara (Ratna Pathak Shah) mortgages her house to pays for his daughter Payal (Shahana Goswami) to be taken abroad along with him.



  1. Ek Bar Jana America Janab - Devchand Gadhvi, Keerthi Sagathia, Javed Ali, Madhushree
  2. Ek Baar Jaana America v2 - Keerti Sagathia, Joy Barua
  3. Yado Me Aksar Aate Rahe - Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan
  4. Yu Hota To Kya Hota - Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala
  5. Dooba Dooba - Kunal Ganjawala
  6. Pyaar Hai - Sowmya Rao
  7. Toofan Sa - Kunal Ganjawala

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