Published On: Mon, Dec 28th, 2015

SRK is beyond family to me: Karan Johar



Well known Bollywood director Karan Johar and King Khan are more than good friends. They have good family ties as the director asserts that he will launch Shah Rukh’s son, Aryan Khan when he’s ready to step into the acting arena.

It is reported that the stated as, “Shah Rukh is beyond family to me. In fact, my equation with him has moved from him to his kids now. I always tell him that I am going to maintain my youth quotient only because I want to launch Aryan. No one else can launch Aryan but me (smiles).”

Johar, who was, at first, costume director, give credits regarding his career as an esteemed filmmaker to Shah Rukh Khan.

He explains, “Shah Rukh was the one who felt that I could be a film-maker. Working with him hasn’t just been an honour but a big thing for my career. When he chose me, it was a big deal for me. Working with him has taught me everything about movies. His technical expertise and intuition as an actor have made me a better filmmaker. It was them who made me realize that perhaps I have the potential to become a director. Otherwise, it didn’t cross my mind.”

Karan Johar debuted as a film director when he was 26-year-old with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which was the blockbuster.

He further states, “Luckily, for me, I was working with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol; I already knew them very well but when I shot with Salman (Khan), I was very stressed for those 12 days as I had never worked with him. He had a very strong equation with my dad (late Yash Johar; producer) so he was absolutely fantastic. There were never any hurdles during KKHH. It was the most seamless film-making experience I had ever had.”

At present Johar is in the UK for filming directorial return later than a three-year break, named Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The ”timeless romance” is casting Ranbir, Aishwarya, Fawad Khan, Imran Abbas and Anushka Sharma.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.