October 16, 2023 marked a significant milestone in the illustrious career of renowned filmmaker Karan Johar. It commemorated the 25th anniversary of his directorial debut, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” a cinematic masterpiece that starred Bollywood icons Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji. To celebrate this remarkable journey, Karan Johar engaged in an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla at the Pinkvilla Masterclass. During this insightful discussion, he offered intriguing insights into his remarkable journey, casting choices for his debut film, and his cinematic ventures over the past 25 years. Most notably, he unveiled his exciting plans for the future, revealing that his next project will be an action film.
Karan Johar, known for his versatility in the world of cinema, discussed his perspective on action films, stating, “When I announce something, I make it. Pop-corn is great, but just making a pop-corn action entertainer isn’t something that would excite me.”
This emphasis on emotion as the driving force behind action promises a unique and thought-provoking approach to the genre. Karan Johar’s commitment to storytelling and the depth of emotion behind the action sequences will undoubtedly pique the interest of cinephiles worldwide.
During the conversation, Karan Johar also touched upon the prevalence of the franchise culture in the Indian film industry. While confirming the third installment of the popular “Dulhania” franchise, which has been spearheaded by the dynamic duo of Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, he expressed his reservations about creating too many sequels. “I don’t know how to plan these things. It’s a love story franchise that actually doesn’t exist. It’s only us that made it.
Karan Johar’s stance on franchises and sequels is firmly rooted in his belief in the power of a compelling story. He emphasized, “I go by stories much more than franchises.Not everything should be 2. Sometimes, I am given that advice for commercial reasons, but many a time I wonder if it is fair to the audience. But the world does it, and it is successful. I have been asked so many times to make ‘K3G 2,’ but the story ended where it had to.
Karan Johar’s dedication to storytelling and his commitment to creating meaningful cinematic experiences continue to set him apart in the Indian film industry. As fans eagerly await his next directorial venture, which promises to infuse action with a strong emotional core, they can also look forward to the next chapter in the beloved “Dulhania” franchise. Karan Johar’s passion for storytelling ensures that his future endeavors will be as captivating and unforgettable as his iconic debut, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” which continues to be cherished by audiences around the world.