Karan Johar birthday special: Will the candyfloss filmmaker go experimental?

After giving us emotionally-charged, melodramatic and over-the-top glossy films, the multifaceted filmmaker surprised us with his ‘realistic’ segment in Bombay Talkies a few weeks ago. Will Karan Johar take more risks with the subject matter of his future movies?

Born on May 25, 1972, filmmaker Karan Johar is supremely talented. From the glamorous movie biz to the lucrative television sphere to the world of fashion – you see KJo’s distinct presence everywhere.

The articulate dude wears many hats – that of director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, stylist, television host and who knows what else. In a career spanning over 15 years, Karan has given his adoring public commercially mega-successful films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham , My Name Is Khan and Student Of The Year. Helming Dharma Productions after the death of his father Yash Johar, he’s given young talent some deserving opportunities and produced films like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Dostana, Agneepath, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Wake Up Sid, to name a few.

He’s often been called the king of super-surreal, picture-perfect world cinema, where the actors saunter around in designer clothes in exotic locales all over the globe and tell dramatic stories weaved around raw emotions like friendship, love and kinship, with the much needed naach gana added, of course. Nevertheless, KJo’s standing in B-town as a commercially successful filmmaker is certainly enviable.

But this year KJo certainly surprised his fans with his directorial segment in the recently released Bombay Talkies. Miles away from his regular flicks, Karan’s story as part of the quartet of short films was certainly commendable. This year Karan is excited about his latest productions Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, along with the still being made Hasee Toh Phasee and Gori Tere Pyar Main. We hope with his 41st birthday KJo will usher in a new trend of more mature films that are as palatably packaged!

We wish Karan a very happy birthday on the very special day in his life. You too can send in your wishes, BollywoodLife peeps!