Karan Johar is thoroughly enjoying the success of his recent film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The film came four years after Student of the Year and entered the Rs 100-crore club. It is the first directorial of Karan Johar to do so.
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Karan spoke his heart out. The filmmaker, who started off his career with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), calls the film his “most satisfying piece of work”. He also talked about the ADHM experience, his best friend Shah Rukh Khan and his upcoming venture.
When Karan was asked when he would be donning the director’s hat again, he said in the interview, “Not at all. I am going to be on the sets next year around September or October for my next film. I don’t know what that film is going to be. I have a few ideas, but I assure that it will go on floors next year and will release in 2018. I will be on a set [to direct a film] every alternate year.”
For the question on rumours that Karan’s next directorial venture will star Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He had clear answers as he said, “No, these are all rumours and conjectures. I don’t even know the script of my next film. How can I have a cast? I have no clue what I am making next. I am taking off in December for two weeks to go somewhere and centre my thoughts. I will come back with new, renewed vigour in the new year.”
Talking about the Shah Rukh Khan, he further said in the interview, “As I have always said, Shah Rukh Khan is and will always be family. And I believe he also said [on my chat show], ‘I have to constantly prove my love for him (Karan)’. We have family, love and friendship. We have respect and so much gratitude for each other and for where we have reached. I have always said that Shah Rukh and his family are beyond just family to me. Sometimes, I feel that I don’t have to prove that to anyone. Only he and I know the love that we have for each other.”