Punit Malhotra: Karan Johar is not harsh as a producer

The young director, who has been working with KJo for a long time, is all praises for him

Filmmaker Punit Malhotra, who is ready with his directorial Gori Tere Pyaar Mein under Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions for the second time, says Karan is not harsh as a producer.

“Karan as a producer is lenient enough to give you whatever you want. The advantage is he is also a director. As far as the space is concerned, he didn’t come on the sets even once. As a producer, he gives you everything you want,” Malhotra told IANS.

Malhotra had earlier directed I Hate Luv Storys under Karan’s banner.

The director, who has also assisted Karan in movies like Kal Ho Naa Ho and Dostana, calls his forthcoming film a “fun” and is not bothered about entering Rs.100-crore club.

“Rs.100 crore depends on a lot of factors. The canvas of the film leads it to that zone. Ours is definitely not in that zone. It’s a very fun film,” said Malhotra.

The movie, slated to release Nov 22, features Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead.