Blast from the Past: Karan Johar Filmfare Interview from 2002

  1. Baba 10 years ago

    soty,kkhh and k3g is his domain. we saw how badly he falters outside his comfort zone in kank and mnik. there is no need to be ashamed of what you are good at.

  2. Baba 10 years ago

    who can do this better than him?;)

  3. Bored 10 years ago

    Only only ‘unhappy/non-family’ movie he ended up producing was Agneepath in 2012 … 10 years after he gave this interview!

    • Baba 10 years ago

      lol… i think a few family scenes in AP too (hrithik scenes with mother) were added on the request of kjo to make it, what he perceives ,is more commercial. dont think those were a part of the original script of karan malhotra.

    • I.One 10 years ago


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    sputnik 10 years ago


    You should read the last para about shooting at the Pyramids in Egypt. Good example of some people reading too much into some scenes.

  5. Bored 10 years ago

    a couple of family scenes could not make agneepath acceptable to kjo’s family audience, most stayed away from it and those who watched didnt like it.

    • Baba 10 years ago

      yup. actually for the rest of us, those couple of unwanted family scenes were the only portions that were not gelling well with an otherwise intense film.i hope kjo and his cheesy mind doesnt interfere in KM’s next.

  6. mate 10 years ago

    MNIK is inarguably his best work by margin and one of the best movies of the last decade. Now-a-days one can even argue that DDLJ is just another romantic movie that come and go, doesn’t change the fact that it was a path-breaking glorifying moment that defines an era of bollywood.

  7. mate 10 years ago

    After 10-15 years, Karan will be ashamed of why he made Agneepath remake. Just to cash the classic image of old Agneepath, he totally ruined its essence. No one can be be another VDC except Bachchan and he had chosen a horribly bad actor to fill up his shoes, pathetic choice.

  8. Anjanpur685Miles 10 years ago

    “Only only ‘unhappy/non-family’ movie he ended up producing was Agneepath in 2012 … 10 years after he gave this interview!”

    Kurbaan? Wake up Sid?

  9. aryan 10 years ago

    Karan Johar to play villain in Ranbir Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet

    After his guest appearances in Om Shanti Om and Luck By Chance, director-producer Karan Johar is all set to play a full-fledged negative role opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Anurag Kashyap’s period drama Bombay Velvet.

    Karan Johar, who collaborated with Anurag Kashyap on anthology film Bombay Talkies, said the offer came to him out of the blue.

    “It’s true that I’m acting in Bombay Velvet and it’s unusual for me. I was blown away by the narrative… Since I’m

    playing an antagonist, there are shades of grey to my character,” Karan Johar said in a statement.

    The director’s first movie appearance was over a decade-and-half ago in the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Johar later became famous for directing big budget romance and family dramas like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and My Name is Khan.

    The 41-year-old filmmaker is excited about the movie.

    “I didn’t know whether I was ready for it. Now, I will start working on my role with Anurag. I will follow his directorial vision, and I won’t bring my director’s baggage on the sets,” Karan Johar said, adding Ranbir was also keen to see him in the movie.

    The two director have clearly put their differences behind as Kashyap says he first approached Johar to talk about the movie but decided to cast him on an impulse.

    “Karan is fantastic for the part. I actually wanted to bounce ideas off him. He loved the script, and I suddenly asked if he will play the role. He was surprised, but said yes. Karan said he will charge Rs 11, and the money kept aside will go for special effects and production,” Kashyap said.

    It is not for the first time that Kashyap has chosen a director for a key role in his film. He previously cast his director friend Tigmanshu Dhulia in a negative role in his two-part crime saga Gangs of Wasseypur.

    Set against the backdrop of love, greed, violence and Jazz, ‘Bombay Velvet’, first in a planned trilogy, tells the story of how Bombay became a Metropolis. Historian Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai Fables forms the basis for the movie.

    Ranbir and Anushka, who have been paired together for the

    first time, play lovers whose lives intermingle with the

    evolution of the city of Bombay, through the 50s to early 70s.

  10. aryan 10 years ago

    Ram Gopal Varma is a mad man, says Karan Johar

    Filmmakers Karan Johar and Ram Gopal Varma are known to take jibes at each other on Twitter every now and then. But this time Karan has gone a step further. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, he’s accused RGV of trolling him on Twitter. ‘Ram Gopal Varma is the biggest entertainment of my life. He’s basically a mad man. I think he has fits in the middle of the night. I think he is obsessively in love with me. He is like Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Darr. I want to tell him he was a great filmmaker and he should make another Satya,’ Karan said.

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