Multi-talented Karan Johar, who made his debut as a director with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, says he started as a novice and then matured as a director, gaining a stable foothold in Bollywood and now he is on a roll as if he is on an adventure ride.
Known for making popular movies, like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, My Name Is Khan and Student Of The Year to name a few, Karan is not just a director and producer, but also a designer, a chat show host and a reality show judge.
Karan, who will soon be seen on TV as a judge on the dance reality TV show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa, said that being on the show is like being with a family. “I am pretty excited as Jhalak for me is like a family. To be part of Jhalak is emotional for me because I began my journey with reality TV. Once I got into it, I realised the impact of TV on the people and it has played a large part in building my personality and perhaps my brand value,” he said.
“Jhalak will always remain special for various reasons. It will always remain a big part of my existence in the entertainment world,” the 44-year-old said. Asked about how difficult it gets to be a normal person in the film industry which is often termed as a “fake world”, Karan said: “I don’t know… fakeness is a by-product of circumstance. Sometimes, you have to be artificial or fake to match the environment around you, but then you reach a certain age and maturity in your life where you feel you don’t need to be like people around you.”
He said we all still put on a face in the society. “Yes, we all are fake up to a certain extent. We all are artificial. We all have to put up a face and at a certain stage of life we accept the reality free from artificial value,” he said. – CINEWS