‘No one can beat SRK in romance’
“I think no one can beat Shah Rukh in romance, he owns that space. If and when I am challenged to write a love story which I feel I can justify, I will definitely make it. Right now, I don’t know if there is enough of me to make another love story,” Karan told PTI in an interview.
With ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ (1998) Karan attempted a love story between three college students (Shah Rukh, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee).In 2003 super hit film ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, Karan again formed a love triangle between terminally ill Shah Rukh, an uptight student Priety Zinta and her friend Saif Ali Khan.
While with ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ he explored the side of adultery and extramarital affair. Karan hopes to make an unusual love story yet again hopefully with Shah Rukh.
“There are so many love stories that are being made.. I feel I should have something unusual about the love story for me to tell through the film. And working with Shah Rukh is always great. I hope and pray that I should come up with films that would justify his tremendous star presence,” he said.
Shah Rukh is now back to woo his fans once again with a romantic film with Yash Chopra’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. The romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra, written and produced by Aditya Chopra, stars Shah Rukh, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead.
“Shah Rukh is doing Yashji’s film after a gap. I can’t wait to see ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. Its a film by Yash uncle, coupled with Shah Rukh’s romance with Katrina and Anushka will be spectacular,” Karan said.
Karan tasted success this year with the remake version of ‘Agneepath’ that had Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra in the lead. It retold the 1990 film of the same name and was directed by Karan Johar’s former assistant Karan Malhotra.
Through this ilm, Karan paid a tribute to his father Yash Johar, the producer of the original. “I believed in ‘Agneepath’. I have grown up watching Hindi films, so I like film drama. In case of ‘Agneepath’, I liked the drama, emotional violence and I believed in Karan Malhotra. I am glad I made this film. It was the only film of my father that I wanted to remake,” he said.
The 1990 original film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Madhavi in the lead did not do well at the box office. But the remake version which released this year in January was a huge hit earning approximately Rs 190 crore at the box office.
“I felt this film broke my father’s heart when it did not run.. he felt very dejected. But I am sure wherever he is in the universe he will be very proud that we got it right,” Karan said. Meanwhile, Karan is quite kicked about yet another reality show ‘India’s Got Talent’. He will be judging the show alongside Kirron Kher, Maliaka Arora Khan and Farah Khan.
“This show happened as I was doing ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’. I have loved watching this show. Ironically I was offered the first season but I couldn’t make it then. So I was fourth time lucky to be part of the show. There are so many talented people and they come with so many contestants from different parts of the country,” he said.