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No one can beat Shah Rukh Khan at romance: Karan Johar

No one can beat Shah Rukh Khan at romance: Karan Johar

Karan Johar and superstar Shah Rukh Khan have always created magic whenever they have teamed up

Highlights

  • Karan Johar and superstar Shah Rukh Khan have always created magic whenever they have teamed up, delivering hit films including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, and the filmmaker feels that SRK is the ultimate king of romance and no one can beat him in that space.
  • "I think no one can beat Shah Rukh in romance, he owns that space. If and when I am challenged to write a love story which I feel I can justify, I will definitely make it. Right now, I don't know if there is enough of me to make another love story," Karan told PTI in an interview.
  • With Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) Karan attempted a love story between three college students (Shah Rukh, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee).In 2003 super hit film Kal Ho Na Ho, Karan again formed a love triangle between terminally ill Shah Rukh, an uptight student Priety Zinta and her friend Saif Ali Khan.
  • While with Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna he explored the side of adultery and extramarital affair. Karan hopes to make an unusual love story yet again hopefully with Shah Rukh. "There are so many love stories that are being made.. I feel I should have something unusual about the love story for me to tell through the film. And working with Shah Rukh is always great. I hope and pray that I should come up with films that would justify his tremendous star presence," he said.
  • Shah Rukh is now back to woo his fans once again with a romantic film with Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra, written and produced by Aditya Chopra, stars Shah Rukh, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead. "Shah Rukh is doing Yashji's film after a gap. I can't wait to see Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Its a film by Yash uncle, coupled with Shah Rukh's romance with Katrina and Anushka.. will be spectacular," Karan said.
  • Karan tasted success this year with the remake version of Agneepath that had Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra in the lead. It retold the 1990 film of the same name and was directed by Karan Johar's former assistant Karan Malhotra.
  • Through this ilm, Karan paid a tribute to his father Yash Johar, the producer of the original. "I believed in Agneepath. I have grown up watching Hindi films, so I like film drama. In case of Agneepath, I liked the drama, emotional violence and I believed in Karan Malhotra. I am glad I made this film. It was the only film of my father that I wanted to remake," he said.
  • The 1990 original film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Madhavi in the lead did not do well at the box office. But the remake version which released this year in January was a huge hit earning approximately Rs 190 crore at the box office.
  • "I felt this film broke my father's heart when it did not run.. he felt very dejected. But I am sure wherever he is in the universe he will be very proud that we got it right," Karan said.
  • Meanwhile, Karan is quite kicked about yet another reality show India’s Got Talent. He will be judging the show alongside Kirron Kher, Maliaka Arora Khan and Farah Khan. "This show happened as I was doing Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. I have loved watching this show. Ironically I was offered the first season but I couldn’t make it then.
  • So I was fourth time lucky to be part of the show. There are so many talented people and they come with so many contestants from different parts of the country," he said. We got see different art forms, different dance forms and various other things. It is the human story that moved me as there are people who leave their jobs for the passion of their craft and art, it is fascinating and heartening. I am happy that I did the show. I got a lot from the show than I contributed to it," he said.
  • Well, Karan revealed that he was moved by a three-year-old boy who was drumming. "This child was drumming like a rockstar. I went on stage to see if he is actually doing it himself or not. He is just awesome," he said. As the show, India’s Got Talent is all about showcasing what you are best at, Karan feels he only has the talent of making films.
  • ;"I have no talent barring being a director and producer. That I feel this is my only talent. I can't sing, I can't dance.. I can't do anything. I don't have great talent I can't write poetry all I can do is make films. But I wish I could sing," he said. The show will go on air from September 22, every Saturday and Sunday at 10 pm on Colors channel.
Mumbai: Karan Johar and superstar Shah Rukh Khan have always created magic whenever they have teamed up, delivering hit films including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, and the filmmaker feels that SRK is the ultimate king of romance and no one can beat him in that space.

"I think no one can beat Shah Rukh in romance, he owns that space. If and when I am challenged to write a love storywhich I feel I can justify, I will definitely make it. Right now, I don't know if there is enough of me to make anotherlove story," Karan told PTI in an interview.

With Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) Karan attempted a love story between three college students (Shah Rukh, Kajol andRani Mukherjee).In 2003 super hit film Kal Ho Na Ho, Karan again formed a love triangle between terminally ill Shah Rukh, an uptight student Priety Zinta and her friend Saif Ali Khan.

While with  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna he explored the side of adultery and extramarital affair. Karan hopes to make an unusual love story yet again hopefully with Shah Rukh. "There are so many love stories that are being made.. I feel I should have something unusual about the love story for me to tell through the film. And working with Shah Rukh isalways great. I hope and pray that I should come up with filmsthat would justify his tremendous star presence," he said.

Shah Rukh is now back to woo his fans once again with a romantic film with Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra, written and produced by Aditya Chopra, stars Shah Rukh, Katrina Kaifand Anushka Sharma in the lead."Shah Rukh is doing Yashji's film after a gap. I can't wait to see Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Its a film by Yash uncle,coupled with Shah Rukh's romance with Katrina and Anushka.. will be spectacular," Karan said.

Karan tasted success this year with the remake version of Agneepath that had Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and PriyankaChopra in the lead. It retold the 1990 film of the same name and was directed by Karan Johar's former assistantKaran Malhotra.

Through this film, Karan paid a tribute to his father Yash Johar, the producer of the original. "I believed in Agneepath. I have grown up watching Hindi films, so I like film drama. In case of Agneepath, I liked the drama, emotional violence and I believed in Karan Malhotra. I am glad I made this film. It was the only film ofmy father that I wanted to remake," he said.

The 1990 original film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Madhavi in the lead did not dowell at the box office. But the remake version which released this year in January was a huge hit earning approximately Rs190 crore at the box office.

"I felt this film broke my father's heart when it didnot run.. he felt very dejected. But I am sure wherever he isin the universe he will be very proud that we got it right,"Karan said.

Meanwhile, Karan is quite kicked about yet anotherreality show India's Got Talent. He will be judging the showalongside Kirron Kher, Maliaka Arora Khan and Farah Khan."This show happened as I was doing Jhalak DikhlaJaa. I have loved watching this show. Ironically I wasoffered the first season but I couldn't make it then.

So I wasfourth time lucky to be part of the show. There are so manytalented people and they come with so many contestants fromdifferent parts of the country," he said.We got see different art forms, different dance formsand various other things. It is the human story that moved meas there are people who leave their jobs for the passion oftheir craft and art, it is fascinating and heartening. I amhappy that I did the show. I got a lot from the show than Icontributed to it," he said.

Well, Karan revealed that he was moved by athree-year-old boy who was drumming. "This child was drumming like a rockstar. I went on stageto see if he is actually doing it himself or not. He is justawesome," he said. As the show, India's Got Talent is all about showcasingwhat you are best at, Karan feels he only has the talent ofmaking films.

;"I have no talent barring being a director and producer.That I feel this is my only talent. I can't sing, I can'tdance.. I can't do anything. I don't have great talent I can'twrite poetry all I can do is make films. But I wish I couldsing," he said. The show will go on air from September 22, every Saturdayand Sunday at 10 pm on Colors channel.