Call it a coincidence, but there is always a 3 or 4-year gap between each of Karan Johar's films. Kuch Kuch Hota Hain (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and now, his ambitious venture My Name is Khan opens this February, after almost four years since his last release hit the marquee.
"I can't churn out movies like a machine. But I do promise to start another film this year," Karan enlightens me. Reportedly, the supremely talented film-maker is keen to cast his favourite Shahrukh Khan and Wake Up Sid actor Ranbir Kapoor in his next venture. True? "That's news to my ears. Right now, I am too much into My Name is Khan and can't think of anything else. The cast you mentioned is also untrue," he elucidates.
Karan also adds that he hasn't cast anyone in the Agneepath remake yet. "A lot of people ask me why I am keen to remake Agneepath. Let me explain. The film didn't work at the box-office when it opened almost two decades ago and my father, who was very vocal that Agneepath was one of his finest films, always felt that the film never got its due. He would often prod me to remake Agneepath some day, so here I am, fulfilling my father's wishes," Karan says.
The new Agneepath, hence, will be a tribute to Karan's father.