Mumbai, May 8 : Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is launching a female director for the first time with "Gippi" under his banner, says talent is above gender.
Sonam Nair makes her directorial debut with "Gippi", produced by Karan's Dharma Productions, which traces the changes in the life of a teenage girl.
Mumbai, May 8 : Madhuri Dixit's special dance number in forthcoming film "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" has impressed the film's producer Karan Johar so much that he has tagged her as "queen of dance".
"Madhuri Dixit is the queen of dance. The songs she has done are iconic... she is the mother of those entertaining songs," the 41-year-old said here Tuesday at the screening of his another production venture "Gippi".
Mumbai, April 27 : For filmmaker Karan Johar, 2001 was the turning point in Hindi cinema as two unique films - "Dil Chahta Hai" and "Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India" - truly set the ball rolling for change.
Mumbai, April 25 : The Hindi film industry has become "disciplined and structured", says director Karan Johar, but feels that "love and compassion" that used to bind people together in olden days have disappeared.
Not new to the industry, he is the son of late producer Yash Johar, the man behind films like "Dostana", "Agneepath" and "Hum" and founder of Dharma Productions, one of the most prolific filmmaking banners in Bollywood.
Mumbai, April 23 : Filmmaker Karan Johar has reportedly turned stylist for "Bombay Talkies" co-directors and is giving them tips for their red carpet appearance at the 66th edition of Cannes International Film Festival.
Karan, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap have directed four different short films for "Bombay Talkies", a tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema.
Mumbai, April 23 : Actress Mallika Sherawat, who will soon be seen on a reality show hunting for her Mr. Right, feels filmmaker Karan Johar could be a right match for her.
The "Murder" girl will be seen in TV reality show "The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayaalon ki Mallika", in which she will scout for her soulmate.
"Karan Johar. I just like him. He is just the perfect bachelor for me," she told the reporters here at a press conference Monday.
New Delhi, April 19 : "Bombay Talkies", a movie celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, has been chosen for a gala screening at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival. The four directors - Zoya Akhtar, Dibaker Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar - who have contributed to it are very excited.
Mumbai, April 19 : Choreographer Remo D'Souza has certified filmmaker Karan Johar as a "good dancer" who can do some really "professional spins".
"He is typically Karan Johar, who will first say no, but then (he) picks up really fast. You should see his spins, they are too professional and fantastic," the 39-year-old said here during the shoot of the promo of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa".
Mumbai, April 11 : Known for making larger than life dramas for the big screen, filmmaker Karan Johar feels nowadays everybody wants to be in the movie business and wonders if someone is interested in just being an audience!
"Everyone wants to either act, direct or then has a screenplay! Does no one want to be an audience any more?" the 40-year-old tweeted.
Mumbai, April 6 : Filmmaker Karan Johar has reportedly got the rights to four recorded classics composed by the late Madan Mohan for his production "Bombay Talkies". He is said to have got them free of cost.
Karan will use the songs in the background of the film, said a source.
Mumbai, March 13 : Karan Johar, who directed last year's release "Student Of The Year", says he will now wield the megaphone next year.
"I take time to direct films as I also have responsibilities as a producer. I get busy in that. I will be directing again next year," he told the media at the ongoing FICCI Frames 2013.
New Delhi, Jan 24 : Karan Johar+Varun Bahl, the brainchild of Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and designer Varun Bahl, is set to go online.
An assortment of casual shirts in white, grey, navy blue and black, the collection will be available at designer Pernia Qureshi's pop up shop, said a statement.
New Delhi, Jan 11 : Filmmaker Karan Johar has announced that his next production venture will be titled "Hasee Toh Phasee", which stars Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra as the lead pair.
Dharma Productions will co-produce the film with Phantom Production and Vinil Matthew will direct "Hasee Toh Phasee".
This will be Siddharth's second film with Dharma Productions after his debut movie "Student Of The Year".
New Delhi, Jan 8 : Karan Johar's Dharma Productions has blocked dates for releases of its three films "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", "Gippi" and "Ungli".
The first release will be children's film "Gippi". Directed by debutant Sonam Nair. It will come out April 5, and marks the production house's first association with a female director.
Riya Vij, 13, is likely to play the lead role in "Gippi".
New Delhi, Nov 23 : Three of Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar's films will be screened at the Marrakech International Film Festival, to be held Nov 30-Dec 8.
"Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", released in 2001, will be screened on the opening night, and the event is expected to be attended by megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Karan himself.
Mumbai, Nov 22 : Filmmaker Karan Johar has been active on the small screen this year, and says he enjoyed playing judge on two reality shows - "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" and "India's Got Talent 4".
Mumbai, Nov 5 : Filmmaker Karan Johar doesn't know about his next directorial plans and says that he is still under the hangover of the success of his latest movie "Student Of The Year" (SOTY).
"Lots of conjecture on my next... none of it is true! Will announce details only when everything is final... as of now its still SOTY on my mind," tweeted Johar.
If recent reports are to be believed, the filmmaker is now working on a period love story.
New Delhi, Oct 29 : Filmmaker Karan Johar says actor Salman Khan makes him nervous, but he doesn't know why!
Johar made the revelation during a chat with an Oye 104.8 FM radio host.
New Delhi, Oct 10 : Director Punit Malhotra and filmmaker Karan Johar, who have signed actor Imran Khan for their next project, are confused about which look to opt for the actor in their film.
The trio, who last worked together in 2010 film "I Hate Luv Storys", has teamed up again for a love story, which is expected to go on the floors this month.
Mumbai, Oct 8 : Filmmaker Karan Johar, who wanted to make an animated version of his hit directorial debut "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", says he has now kept the project on hold.
"Animation films are not working nowadays, so as of now I have kept it on stand-by. Let's see when the market changes. Nothing is finalised right now. It is on a tentative stage," Johar told IANS.
Mumbai, Sep 24 - Filmmaker Karan Johar says that Yash Chopra's "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" is going to be the most special film of the year as it might be his last film.
"Yashji (Yash Chopra) is like my father. His birthday this year is very special because he is probably making his last film. All of our films are releasing this year but that film will be the most special experience of 2012," the
Mumbai, Sep 20 - Filmmaker Karan Johar is super impressed with Kareena Kapoor's act in "Heroine", and Madhur Bhandarkar's direction. He feels the movie will set the box office on fire, once it releases Friday.
"'Heroine' will have the cash registers ringing this weekend!!! Congratulations in advance Madhur," Johar wrote on Twitter.
Mumbai, Sep 20 : Known for making larger than life family dramas for the big screen, filmmaker Karan Johar is now connecting with the masses on a new level through his appearances on the small screen. He however says this is just a phase and he can't work for the medium full-time as he fails to understand the concept of TRPs and finds cinema "far more progressive".
Mumbai, Sep 15 - Filmmaker Karan Johar feels "talentless" after watching Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" and says it would be an "honour" to work with actor Ranbir Kapoor who has excelled as a deaf and mute boy in the movie.
"I just saw 'Barfi!'... I have never felt more limited, inferior and talentless. Anurag Basu is the god of all filmmakers... his genius is 'Barfi!'," Johar tweeted.
Mumbai, Sep 12 - Karan Johar is looking forward to the release of Yash Chopra's "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and says that after a long time he would get to see a hardcore romantic film.
"Am the hugest Yash Chopra fan and can't wait to see 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' Shah Rukh (Khan), Katrina (Kaif) and Anushka (Sharma)!!! A true blue romance after a long time," tweeted Karan.