Karan Johar opens up about his ‘unabashed love’ for Shah Rukh Khan | bollywood | Hindustan Times
Which is why I Karan Johar will not say the three words that possibly rounds about his relationship with his good friend Shah Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan was seen in a cameo in Karan's ást directorial, 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. Mumbai: Karan Johar is easily amongst the most loved. Along with Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar was also present at the by speculations of problems in his relationship with Karan, Shah Rukh.
He's the only person in the industry I've met who is so much fun. So we were just sitting around that day, and he said, 'You know, Karan, you should direct a film.
You have a very good instinct for writing. You're a very good writer. And you'll be a very good director, because all you need to do for that is to write.
And if you make your first film, I will act in it. And that if he does his first film, I'll act in it. Pradeep Bandekar Two or three months later, I was still assisting. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was on the cusp of release.
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One day, my father said to me, 'Shah Rukh has called me to his house. Next morning, when I woke up, my father called me and said, 'Shah Rukh paagal ho gaya hai. And he says he will start it right after whatever commitments he has. Kya seekh ke aya hoga ek film se? Papa, woh aise hi bol raha hoga. My father told her about it.
You, directing a movie? But you've just worked on one film till now. Shah Rukh called me up after the premiere and said, 'See, it's October I'm giving you dates in October You have two years to write a film.
I thought, oh my god, Shah Rukh actually wants me to make a movie with him. A part of me was ready, a part of me pretended to be shocked. But in my heart of hearts, I think I knew -- I can do this.
I had always had a dream that Shammi Kapoor would come out of a car to attend the premiere of my film. I told my mother, 'You know, I'm going to see it come true. Shammi Kapoor is going to get out of his Mercedes car and attend this premiere.
'Shah Rukh is a very possessive person'
My mother and father were outside. My mother was so upset because Shammi Kapoor was going to come and I would not be around to witness the moment. He said, 'I'm standing here in front of you. Let's see who shoots you. I'm standing right here. Nothing can happen to me and nothing will happen to your son. He's like my brother. I had my moment. I sent him a message to come on Koffee with Karan in the last season, for the New Year episode, to which he didn't reply. But he replied to every other message I sent him, about everything else.
Maybe, he didn't want to come for the show. I understood he didn't want to come, and he expected me to understand. I didn't ask him after that. It's not that I called him and said, 'Why are you not replying? Or I would go and have a drink with him in his house. When two people are so close, when they've done six feature films together and then haven't worked together on the set for a while, there's bound to be a gap. That's the way the industry is. I should not have said that because I put that seed in his and everybody else's head.
I don't blame people for saying things because I went on record and then didn't live up to my promise. So it's my fault. I don't blame him. Also, you get attached to somebody, and Shah Rukh is a very possessive person. He's a possessive friend. I think I may have hurt him when I made a film without him. And I think I got hurt because when I did, I felt he didn't give me that paternal or fraternal feeling that I had from him otherwise.
I think we were two hurt friends for no reason. I'm kind of back in Shah Rukh's life in a way. I don't need to scream it out. If I need to spell it out, I won't only because I live in a country where I could possibly be jailed for saying this.
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But honestly, I have no problem with people saying what they want about me. He described how our country still judges people on their sexuality and not over their work.
Sharing his insecurities he continued, "The reason I don't say it loud is simply that I don't want to be dealing with FIRs. I am very sorry. I have a job, I have a commitment to my company, to my people who work for me; there are over hundred people that I'm answerable to. I'm not going to sit in the courts because of ridiculous, completely bigoted individuals who have no education, no intelligence.
He said, "I wake up to at least hate posts saying - 'get out, you are polluting our nation, you are dirtying society' or' shove IPC Section up your arse'. I get this on daily on daily basis and I have learned to laugh it off. To all those people Karan said, "For years there were rumors about Shah Rukh and me. And I was traumatized by it. For me no matter what ups and down Shah Rukh and I have been through, he is a father figure, an older brother to me.
We live in a society where homosexuality is considered as a crime and people always judge for your choices. He has given inspiration and power to many people by speaking on his sexuality.