Filmmaker Karan Johar hasn't played Holi after the age of 10 and it's because of his friend Abhishek Bachchan, he revealed during a special episode of India's Next Superstars
, news agency IANS reported. KJo said that several years ago, he had hurt himself during the festival and when he revealed this to Amitabh Bachchan at his home, Abhishek came in and threw him in a pool of coloured water. "I fondly remember visiting Amitji
's house for Holi when I was 10-years-old. I told him why I feared the festival so much. That's when Abhishek came inside the room, picked me up and threw me in a pool of coloured water. That was the end of my love for Holi and I haven't played ever since," he said. Karan Johar shares a good bond with both Abhishek and his sister Shweta
, children of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and wife Jaya. His father Yash Johar had made several films with Big B.
Both Abhishek and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have starred in Karan Johar's hit films like Dostana
and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
, respectively. Karan, along with Shweta and Abhishek
, recently attended actor Mohit Marwah's wedding in UAE.
Of the Holi incident, when Karan Johar had hurt himself, he said, "When I was six or seven-years-old, kids in my colony ran behind me to put silver colour paint on me. Trying to save myself, I fell down and hurt myself and ended up in a fight with the other kids." Karan Johar, along with filmmaker Rohit Shetty, judges India's Next Superstars
Karan Johar, a filmmaker, starred in the recently-released film Welcome To New York
, headlined by Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh. He is also producing Sridevi's daughter Janhvi's debut film Dhadak
. Sridevi died late Saturday in Dubai. Karan Johar has been by the family's side since the news broke and has been photographed at Anil Kapoor's Mumbai home.
(With IANS inputs)