By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
So what is Karan Johar planning next? He has his hands full with as many as four biggies. Yes, the leading film-maker is getting into mass production of films. To start with, there's a project with his erstwhile assistant Tarun Mansukhani. Reportedly, the film will star Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan in principal roles. "Right now, only Abhishek is confirmed. We're still in the process of finalizing the balance cast," Karan informs me.
There's another project, with veteran actor Prem Krishen's son Siddharth Malhotra in the director's seat. Siddharth had assisted Nikhil Advani in Kal Ho Naa Ho and Sooraj R. Barjatya in Vivah. The casting, again, is under finalization. Plus, there's an animation film on the cards - the animation of his blockbuster hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. But instead of humans, the film will feature animals in principal roles. This one's called Koochie Koochie Hota Hai.
But the biggest project is, of course, helmed by Karan himself. Reportedly, it's titled Khan. "I would love to have this title, but the fact is, the title is not with me," Karan divulges. Also, the film will reunite his favorite pair - SRK and Kajol - after K3G. "Yes, that's the cast I'd like to have in my film, but till everything is on paper, I wouldn't like to make an official comment on it," Karan sets the record straight.