Karan Johar is one such name in the Bollywood industry whose work speaks for itself, he is one of the finest directors who has given blockbusters back to back! Karan is not just a director but also a producer, scriptwriter, television personality, actor, and even a costume designer. Almost everyone who comes to Mumbai wishing to act in Bollywood, dream of acting in a Karan Johar movie, especially the younger generation of actors. Karan started his Bollywood journey as an actor but ended up directing some of the biggest blockbusters. Here’s all that you need to know about this ace director.
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Many may not know, but KJo started his career in the entertainment industry as an actor in a television series called Indradhanush on Doordarshan where he played the role of Shrikant. Karan entered the film industry as an assistant director to Aditya Chopra for the movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ which is a landmark of Hindi cinema till date.
What Makes KJo Bollywood’s Favorite Director?
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As we all know, he plays the role of a godfather in the lives of many. Most of us love what Karan presents in his films. His movies are full of family values, love, and emotions, etc. that makes us connect easily. Karan Johar is responsible for setting the trend of love triangles in Hindi films. His films are normally clean and something that the whole family can watch together and relatable too.
Know Why KJo Starts His Movies With The Letter ’K’?
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We’re sure you have noticed that most of Karan’s film starts with the letter K. Most of the films in his initial years as director and producer Karan used to title his films with the letter ‘K’ much like his best friend Ekta Kapoor who also used the letter K as the first initial for the title of her serials. Take for example films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham or even Kal Ho Naa Ho and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. The reason is that it is said that Karan believes strongly in numerology.
Did You All Know Karan Johar Is A Costume Designer?
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We can say if not filmmaker then Karan Johar’s parallel career would surely have been costume designing, Karan worked as a costume designer for his best friend Shahrukh Khan in movies like movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Duplicate, Main Hoon Na, Veer Zaara, and Om Shanti Om; he was even a costume designer for Amitabh Bachchan and SRK in movie Mohabbatein. This doesn’t end here, Karan Johar has his own label called Vero Moda Marquee which is only for women, the label has been created keeping latest trends in mind. Karan’s fashion style is inspired by high-street trends and haute-couture, the fashion which is luxurious and grand, yet functional at the same time.
Karan Johar Confesses All In A Book!
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Karan Johar takes a clear-eyed look at himself in his biography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, Johar has confessed about everything in his book right from his movie-making to his fall out with his close friends in the industry. His book is filled with self-deprecating humor and many unknown revelations. Some may not be aware of but Karan Johar charged just 11 rupees for acting in ‘Bombay Velvet’ his first film with full-fledged acting. Apart, from former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Karan Johar is the only Indian who has been invited for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. Last year in 2017, Johar was invited as a cultural leader in the World Economic Forum.
Well, Here’s wishing the Unsuitable Boy a Very Happy Birthday!
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