The director turns 44 today...
Karan Johar is known for his quick wit, amazing sense of humour, kickass oratory skills and of course his films. His last film Kapoor & Sons created a storm at the box office and his next film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil already looks promising! Well, there's no denying that Karan offers a perfect launch pad for newbies and has also resurrected many actors' careers so far. We feel that he is the ultimate godfather in Bollywood and you might agree!
Alia Bhatt should thank Karan for her career. She is just 23 and is one of the most promising actresses we have today. While she made her screen debut with Karan's Student Of The Year, she has proved herself to be a formidable actress in mere five years after her much hyped debut. Her last performance has been incidentally Karan's movie again. Kapoor & Sons showed her vulnerable, girl next door side to us and she shone brightly! VIDEO
After Alia, come Karan's other students: Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra. Like Alia even Varun proved his mettle as a perfect superstar of gen next. After SOTY, he did Badlapur which took his acting game to some other level. After his debut film, he acted in one more Dharma film: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Now, he is gearing up for a sequel Badrinath Ki Dulhania!
Sidharth too proved himself to be an director's actor. He has impressed us with versatile roles in Brothers, Ek Villain and now recently Kapoor & Sons. He is all set to enthrall us with Baar Baar Dekho with Katrina Kaif, which again is a Dharma movie.
Apart from this, there is a strong buzz that the director - producer is all set to launch his GODSON Aryan Khan. He has never really confirmed the news but we all know how close Shah Rukh is close to KJo hence who better than him to launch Aryan? Apart from this, the talented filmmaker also has eyes on Saif Ali Khan's kids Ibrahim and Sara. We will not be surprised if he announces a film with these three. There was also talks of KJo roping in Shahid's kid half brother Ishaan.
Along with launching newcomers, he can be credited for even transforming established actors' careers. Fawad Khan's comes to mind immediately. His unconventional role in Kapoor & Sons brought out the actor in him. Also, the filmmaker's contribution to Rani Mukerji and Priety Zinta's career too is outstanding. Both Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kal Ho Na Ho starring Rani and Priety respectively were massive hits which put the two actresses on the top of their game!
In short, KJo is all of 44 and he has been a successful filmmaker, mentor to budding actors and an inspiration to many. We feel the best is best to come from. Bring it on, Karan!
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