- "Launched a new director at Dharma 2.0 today," said Punit Malhotra
- Karan Johar is directing Deepika for the first time
- Deepika has starred in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which was produced by KJo
Deepika Padukone has starred in Dharma Productions' Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani while she has appeared on Karan Johar's chat show Koffee With Karan several times. This advertisement will be the first time Karan will direct Deepika and who knows, it may soon translate into a bigger venture, like a film. *fingers crossed*
Deepika Padukone was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat," which has earned over Rs 300 crore in India. After "Padmaavat," Deepika's dates were assigned for Vishal Bhardwaj's film, which has now been put on hold. Deepika's co-star Irrfan Khan is getting treated for neuro-endocrine tumors abroad and the filmmakers said that they'd wait for Irrfan instead of re-casting.
Karan Johar is also a busy man with several projects in the pipeline. He is producing Janhvi Kapoor's Sairat, Sara Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh's Simmba, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra. He is also directing a short story for Netflix's Lust Stories.