I don’t get taken seriously at all: Karan Johar

A mega-filmmaker, blockbuster producer and a flamboyant celebrity; words fall short to describe the multi-faceted powerhouse of talent – Karan Johar! From his blockbuster movies to his ultra-glam airport looks – everything about the man makes headlines! This time around, it’s his appearance on the latest episode of Starry Nights 2. Oh! that’s got the town abuzz. He will be seen for the first time with his childhood best friend, confidante and now business partner Apoorva Mehta. The two get candid as they talk about their unwavering bond, school memories and Karan’s upcoming mammoth directorial this Sunday at 10PM only on Zee Café.

‘Current Johar’ as the host Komal Nahta describes him, is extremely frank as he is seen opening up about his personal and professional self. Sharing insights on the 2.0 version of himself, Karan reveals, “I have a new energy, new vigour and two wonderful new babies. I’m hoping that with the 2.0 version of my directorial life, I am able to be that filmmaker who not only danced at a wedding but also made great films.

When Komal Nahta speaks to him about being a public persona, the filmmaker retorts, “I don’t get taken seriously at all, but that’s absolutely okay. I’ve learnt to live with it. So, what if I’m dancing at weddings or reality functions or whether I’m facing the red carpet like I’m Aishwarya Rai at Cannes? I do all these things because I unapologetically and unabashedly love this business and I love what comes with the territory.” When asked about feeling insecure, “I think insecurity is the biggest reason for anyone’s success.”

Spilling the beans on his plans to direct a film, “It’ll take me a year to prep. It’s a big film that I’m planning. It’s a monstrous film, actually. I’m just a bit sceptical because it’s so monstrous that I’ve to take baby steps in its planning.”

Speaking about Karan’s childhood days, his best friend Apoorva shares, “During school days, he was quite the opposite. He was an introvert. He was a little huge. He always wore a blue sweater over his white uniform.” He goes on to say, “He was far from poor. Our exposure to foreign goods was only because of him – fancy schoolbags, pencil boxes and very fancy food.”

Catch the filmmaker speak about his life as he talks about his bond with his mother, kids and his first-born Alia Bhatt only on Starry Nights 2.Oh!

Get the inside gossip on your favourite Bollywood stars, only on Starry Nights 2. Oh! on Zee Café, Sundays at 10 PM!

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