Will Karan Johar & Rohit Shetty Get Shah Rukh Khan & Ajay Devgan Together?
Speaking about their collaboration, Karan said, “We are both passionate about cinema. Apart from that, I greatly admire him as a filmmaker and a person. He has tremendous goodwill in the industry. He has the respect of his cast and crew. I know that they love and respect him, and for me that speaks for the kind of person he is. As a director, his track record speaks for itself.”
He also added, “Right now Rohit has some commitments to finish and once that’s done, we’ll figure that and the cast out. Then, we’ll make the big announcement. Dharma has produced many films with first-time directors (Soham Shah, Nikhil Advani, Ayan Mukherjee, Puneet Malhotra, Rensil D’Silva and Karan Malhotra). This is the first time we’ve got an established director… someone who is on top of his game. He’s made six films in five years! That’s more than me! I have directed five films in 14 years!”
Talking about Karan, Rohit said, “I respected his dad Yash Johar a lot, although I’ve never worked with him, I’ve heard great things about him from my mom and my seniors. When I entered Dharma office for the first time, I was entering Yashji’s office, and I wished he was around to see that. I respect Karan for his achievements as a director as well as a producer. For me, making a film for Dharma is not just a project but a big responsibility. People are saying it’s going to be one of the biggest collaborations ever but for me it’s a film that I want to work harder for. I want to make a good and highly successful commercial film for Dharma. Not to prove anything or to anyone but to pay tribute to a man who is not with us. A man the Hindi film industry respects and loves. This one is for Yash Johar.”