Filmmaker Karan Johar has started considering himself more of a television personality now, thanks to his stint on the small screen. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil helmer, who is all set to judge singing show Dil Hai Hindustani, said: “I don’t think there is anything left on television that I didn’t do. From judging the dancing, hosting a show to now judging a singing show, I’ve covered it all.”
The ace Bollywood director claimed himself to be a television personality now, “I am more of a television personality now and films seem to be an incidental part of my personality.”
The Kapoor & Sons producer who has served as a judge on the reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and India’s Got Talent added: “Wherever I go, people ask me more about talent shows or the talk show and it’s very embarrassing. Sometimes, I have to tell them I am a filmmaker and a producer too.”
Karan however feels that the impact of the small screen is huge. “I think the impact of television is huge. It is important to know for us that three percent people of our country watch films whereas 25 percent people watch television. It’s nine times more impactful,” he said.
Apart from judging Jhalak, the director is busy with his talk show – Koffee With Karan. Talking about the celebrity chat show, KJo had earlier said that celebrities are afraid of media attention and that’s why the stars haven’t been as uninhibited and irreverent as he would have liked them to be.