New Delhi, Aug. 18 : Karan Johar, who has highlighted homosexuality through his movies and interviews, feels getting its acceptance in real life is a long way to go.
"Acceptance is still a long way but at least we're aware. That's the first stage. There was once a point when we weren't even aware," said the filmmaker in his recent interview with Filmfare.
Further speaking about the risk proposition for theme of homosexuality in his recent flick 'Kapoor and Sons,' the Dharma Productions head honcho said that there were odds which they fought out.
New Delhi, Aug. 17 : Karan Johar feels his best buddy Shah Rukh Khan has the most intelligent mind "in the business."
"I think he is one of a kind. He's a superstar, entrepreneur and he is also a visionary. He's the most intelligent mind I know in the business," the filmmaker told Filmfare recently while speaking about the three men he loves the most.
The other two people he spoke about while replying to the question were Amitabh Bachchan and Aditya Chopra.
While speaking about Big-B he said that the latter is the "youngest man" even in the age of 74.
New Delhi, Aug. 11 : Karan Johar is celebrating a decade of his third directorial venture 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna' today, which explored the themes of adultery and extramarital affairs.
The 44-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle to share his thoughts about the "most special film" of his career.
"#10YearsOfKANK the most special film of my career...a film that found love in retrospect and in abundance..." he tweeted.
Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says his eyes welled up when actor-friend Shah Rukh Khan praised the music of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" as the superstar's opinion matters to him the most.
"It is very kind of Shah Rukh Khan to say that. I am excited about it (film and music). Shah Rukh's opinion matters to me the most. I was moved to tears when he said that," Karan told PTI when asked about SRK praising the music of his upcoming film.
There were reports that SRK saw the trailer of Karan's film and was unhappy with it (trailer) and has asked him (Karan) to make some alterations.
Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar is elated to be back as a judge on "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" but says he is missing his actress friend Madhuri Dixit, who had joined him last season on the panel.
"I hope people are not bored seeing me. I love Madhuri Dixit (one of the judges earlier) and I miss her. I have always looked up to Madhuri as a movie star and a great actress. I grew to love her as a friend. We had developed a strong relationship," Karan told PTI.
New Delhi, July 22 : Karan Johar, one of the B-Town A-listers who are always under the media's spotlight, recently gave a perfect definition to describe the link between media and celebrities - "very odd but deeply committed relationship" in a "dysfunctional family, or a marriage."
In his latest article for NDTV, the 44-year-old filmmaker, with ultimate wit and humour, spoke about the symbiotic relationship of sweetness and sour between the two.
New Delhi, July 17 : It's almost a wrap up for upcoming film 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', as Karan Johar has kicked off the last leg of the movie, which is being shot in Mumbai.
Karan, 44, posted a picture from the set and tweeted, "Back on set for the last leg of #AeDilHaiMushkil in mumbai....."
In the snap, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma are seen shooting a sequence in the lift.
Karan Johar's directorial, which also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fawad Khan and Lisa Haydon, has been shot in Paris and Vienna.
The movie is slated to hit theatres on October 28. (ANI)
New Delhi, July 3 : Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan has showered praise on the teaser of Karan Johar's upcoming film 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'.
Gauri, 45 took to her Instagram page to applaud the movie and shared a selfie with Karan, writing, "Just saw the teaser of Ae Dil hai Mushkil ...congratulations Karan very impressive and melodious@karanjohar."
Recently, it was reported that actress Lisa Haydon has joined Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in ' Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.'
New Delhi, June 29 : Karan Johar, every celeb's BFF in the tinsel town, has recently revealed that he is not chasing s** any more.
In his latest article for NDTV, the 44-year-old filmmaker said that he is "going through AOMO - the acceptance of missing out."
Hence, Karan declared, "I'm not chasing s** (anymore). If someone wants to chase me, they can certainly go for it. I can't do it."
The Dharma Production head, in this regard, even said that he was once "invited to an orgy," which he declined.
New Delhi, June 29 : One of the most successful and most popular celebs in B-Town, Karan Johar has recently revealed that he lost his virginity at 26, post 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hain' fame.
In his latest article for NDTV, the 44-year-old filmmaker spoke about his insecurity and inferiority complex, which were later overpowered by fame.
Talking in this regard, KJo revealed, "By the time I lost my virginity, I was 26 and that was after ' Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' when I felt mildly famous."
New Delhi, June 23 : If sources are to be believed, Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh might star in Karan Johar's next directorial venture.
Pinkvilla quoted a source as saying, that the 44-year-old Johar is on the verge of signing Diljit for his next project following his outstanding performance as a police office in ' Udta Punjab'.
It would be right to say that the ' Ambarsariya' actor's career in Bollywood has taken off with a bang.
The 'Proper Patola' singer will also be seen in actress Anushka Sharma's produced film 'Phillauri.' (ANI)
New Delhi, June 20 : While friendships in the tinsel town are known to be fragile, Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar seem to be going stronger with each passing day.
Giving us major BFF goals, the 50 year-old-actor recently took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "@karanjohar u 'G** Ma******'.Ur sensitivity, drive and ur talent makes me say u truly 'Got Machismo' more than most. But BlueSteel is pushin it!"
To which the 44-year-old director replied, "@iamsrk haha!!!!! Love you Bhai!!!! I had a feeling you would react to that....big huge hug!!!"
Mumbai, June 16 : Filmmaker Karan Johar says that no filmmaker can function without the features of the popular search engine Google as movies are all about research.
"We are always researching; when we make movies it's all about research - emotional research, historical research, sometimes just modality research. I think that there is no filmmaker who can function without the functions of Google," Karan said while hosting a show to announce Google's new search experiences for the Indian film industry.
New Delhi, June 13 : Alia Bhatt goes all kishy-vishy with Karan Johar's new family member 'Nobu Johar' and it is none other than a French bull pup.
The 44-year-old director recently took to his Instagram account to share an adorable picture of Alia kissing the new member.
The ' My Name is Khan' maker captioned it as "New member of the family....NOBU JOHAR...@aliaabhatt launches him on social media."
On the work front, Karan is busy filming 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma. (ANI)
New Delhi, May 25 : Noted filmmaker Karan Johar, who made his directorial debut with the blockbuster romance 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,' has turned 44 today and heart-felt birthday wishes are pouring in from the members of the film fraternity.
Wishing Karan, her best pal Farah Khan posted a cute picture with birthday boy, writing, "Happy birthday @karanjohar .. Oh ho just when i was ready to party with you uv gone to london ??#friendforever."
Actor Punit Malhotra tweeted, "To my filmy godfather... Happy Birthday @karanjohar Hope u have the best year ahead."
New Delhi, May 15 : Karan Johar, who is busy hosting the reality show 'India's Got Talent 2016' these days, recently got a special visitor on his set.
Sharing a selfie with Parineeti Chopra, the 43-year-old film-maker took to his Twitter handle to write, "Look we have on set at #IGT today!! The super slim and energized @ParineetiChopra !! Super times on set!"
In the picture, both are seen enjoying each other's company.
Karan and Parineeti had earlier collaborated for the 2014 flick 'Hasee Toh Phasee.'
New Delhi, May 12 : The upcoming biopic 'Azhar,' featuring Emraan Hashmi, has been getting a lot of appreciation from the members of the film fraternity and recently, Karan Johar and Sonakshi Sinha made it to the group of celebrities who just can't wait to watch it.
Giving best wishes to the film, the 'Dabangg girl' tweeted, "All the best team #Azhar!! Looking forward to watching it!@balajimotionpic, tony and the cast!"
New Delhi, May 10 : Party anthem ' Kar Gayi Chull' from 'Kapoor and Sons' has joined the club of songs that are hitting every dance floor these days, as it has amassed fifty million views, thus becoming the song of the year.
Filmmaker Karan Johar confirmed the news by tweeting, "The party anthem gets global love!! Thank you all for chulling out!! http://bit.ly/MachGayiChull @sonymusicindia @DharmaMovies #50MChulled."
New Delhi, May 8 : On the occasion of Mother's day, Bollywood celebrities, including Farah Khan, veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, director Madhur Bhandarkar, Karan Johar and actress Hema Malini, took to the social media to express love for their mothers.
Sharing a throwback picture with her mother, filmmaker Farah tweeted, "MOTHER... The most powerful word in the world.. N also the most taken for granted! #happymothersday."
Wishing his mother, Madhur tweeted, "Mom, your memories are my life's only solace. I miss you. #Happy Mother's Day."
New Delhi, May 7 : A biography of Shashi Kapoor, titled 'Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star,' has been released and it unfolds the chapters of the veteran actor's personal as well as professional life.
Filmmaker Karan Johar took to his Twitter handle to unveil the biography and tweeted, "Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star Written by Aseem Chabbra... and forward by yours truly! It's out NOW."
New Delhi, May 5 : If people thought ' Dil Dhadakne Do' helmer Zoya Akhtar is not on social media, then Karan Johar's recent announcement will surely surprise them!
The 43-year-old filmmaker took to his Twitter handle to announce that Zoya is on Instagram and asked people to follow her to witness her "supremely creative photography and visuals."
" Zoya Akhtar is on social media...but on #Instagram...follow her on @zoieakhtar for supremely creative photography and visuals....," tweeted KJo.
Mumbai: Malaika Arora Khan says her `India's Got Talent' co-judge Karan Johar's conversations over the phone keeps her entertained on the show.
"For me, there are a lot of fun elements. We have a travelling phone on the show, which is Karan's best friend on the show. The funniest element on the show is Karan. He keeps me entertained, you got to see his phone, check out his phone calls, check out his conversations on those calls, they're quite something.
"You have bizarre people calling him up. He talks with them and gives them some serious and sound advice," said Malaika.
Mumbai: Here's good news for fans of Shah Rukh Khan. Producer-director Karan Johar may launch Aryan Khan in films. Yes, you heard it right. But then, here's a big condition.
KJo, who is Aryan's `God Parent', wants junior SRK to complete his studies first.
The nineteen-year old who is a spitting image of the Bollywood superstar has inherited the style and charm from his father.
While talking to the media, Karan said, "Aryan has to study now and after few years he will decide if he wants to enter movies. I am his godparent and I will hope for the best."
Mumbai, April 15 : Karan Johar has lauded superstar and good friend Shah Rukh Khan for his film "Fan", saying he has "created a character that will be remembered for years".
"Shah Rukh Khan creates a character that will be remembered for years ahead.... Gaurav in 'Fan' is a result of the performance extraordinaire of SRK!" Karan tweeted.
Karan, who has worked with Shah Rukh in popular films such as "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", " Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..." and "My Name Is Khan," also "saluted and applauded" the Maneesh Sharma directorial.
Karachi, April 8 : Seems like ' Kapoor and Sons' has affected Fawad Khan's next Bollywood venture Karan Johar's ' Ae Dil Hae Mushkil,' wherein he will now have an extended role, not just a cameo.
According to a production source, Fawad's character now in the KJo's rom-com will be almost as much as Salman Khan's role in 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,' reports the Dawn.
So, the 'Khoobsurat' actor will be seen in a supporting role, not a cameo, even in the film credits.
Earlier, the 34-year-old actor was to make an extended guest appearance in 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' as a DJ.
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