Karan Johar is one of the most successful filmmakers that we have around, and a lot of his success’ credit goes to superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Khan starred in Johar’s directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which was one of the biggest hits of the late 90s. He continued to headline some of his next ventures as well, including Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010). The duo has worked on four films to date and all have been massive blockbusters not just in India but internationally also. And now, Karan is gearing up to write and direct his next and chances are high that he will cast his favourite, Shah Rukh Khan, once again.
“I just can’t wait to share cinema space with Shah Rukh again. In the last two years, we co-produced films together such as Student of the Year (2012) and Dear Zindagi (2016) but now I can’t wait to collaborate with him in a full-fledged manner because I know whenever we do something together, it will be extraordinary and amazing,” the ace director said while talking about his next.
He went on to add, “Shah Rukh isn’t just a part of my career. He is a part of my life as well. Shah Rukh, Gauri and the kids, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam are my immediate family. I won’t even use the word ‘dosti‘. Apart from dad and mum, I consider SRK and Aditya Chopra’s families my other families in the city. They will always be in every part and beat of my life.”
When asked if SRK is indeed going to be a part of his next directorial venture, Karan said, “Now that I am back from my birthday break, I will take all those decisions, but I know one thing; he has been one of my best experiences in cinema ever and it’s something that I can’t wait to repeat.”