Here is some great news for all you Indian cinema lovers, two of the most successful filmmakers in Bollywood are coming together for a film. Yes, it is true that one of B town’s biggest producers Karan Johar and one of the most successful directors in the industry Rohit Shetty are going to work together.
Now if you think about it these two come from different backgrounds and make completely different movies. So how did they come together to make a film. It’s simple really… Both of them are passionate about movies. They both also have abundance of knowledge and experience in film making. When Karan was asked for his thoughts on this, he said, “We are both passionate about cinema. Apart from that, I greatly admire him as a filmmaker and a person. He has tremendous goodwill in the industry. He has the respect of his cast and crew. Everyone who has worked with him has a word of praise for him. And that’s so rare in the industry. I know that they love and respect him, and for me that speaks for the kind of person he is. As a director, his track record speaks for itself.”
He also added, “Nothing is finalized yet. Right now, Rohit has some commitments to finish and once that’s done, we’ll figure that and the cast out. Then, we’ll make the big announcement. Dharma has produced many films with first-time directors (Soham Shah, Nikhil Advani, Ayan Mukherjee, Puneet Malhotra, Rensil D’Silva, and Karan Malhotra). This is the first time we’ve got an established director… someone who is on top of his game. He’s made six films in five years! That’s more than me! I have directed five films in 14 years!”
If and when Karan and Rohit team up, just imagine the impact it would have. Stars will be eagerly waiting to work with them. When Karan Johar was asked about what he thinks of Rohit Shetty, he said “I have enjoyed all his films and now he’s making one for us. At this stage, I am more excited about producing films, rather than directing — a statement I never thought I would make.”
Rohit Shetty too shared his thoughts on the team up with Karan Johar, “I respected his dad Yash Johar a lot, although I’ve never worked with him, I’ve heard great things about him from my mom and my seniors. When I entered Dharma office for the first time, I was entering Yashji’s office, and I wished he was around to see that. I respect Karan for his achievements as a director as well as a producer. For me, making a film for Dharma is not just a project but a big responsibility. People are saying it’s going to be one of the biggest collaborations ever but for me it’s a film that I want to work harder for. I want to make a good and highly successful commercial film for Dharma. Not to prove anything or to anyone but to pay tribute to a man who is not with us. A man the Hindi film industry respects and loves. This one is for Yash Johar.”
Both of these film makers seem to be very excited about working together and the fans are eagerly waiting to see their work. Soon we shall see both of them working together. But how soon is the question… you can be sure we will be waiting impatiently and watching and will bring you more news about this exciting project as soon as it is announced!