Karan Johar (Karan Johar) is the son of late filmmaker Yash Johar. He joined film production following in the footsteps of his father. He has directed many memorable films. He started his career with the film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, in which he was an assistant director. The director of this film Aditya Chopra is his close friend, but when Karan Johar was young, he did not like to travel with Aditya.
Actually, Karan Johar did not like Aditya always talking in Hindi. There is also a family relationship between the two. Karan’s mother Hiroo Johar is the sister of Aditya Chopra’s father Yash Chopra. According to media reports, Karan told in his memoir ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ that he had complained to mother Hiru about Aditya and his Hindi and requested not to send him to Aditya’s house.
Aditya liked to speak Hindi
An excerpt from the book reads, ‘Yes, I spent my childhood with Star Kids. I knew Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. I was always close to Shweta and Zoya. The boys were very smart, especially Abhishek and Farhan. I never really got along with them. I have never liked them. Aditya Chopra and his group always spoke in Hindi. It was something that I could not bear.
Karan had complained to mother Hiroo Johar about Aditya
Karan further wrote, ‘I used to return to my mother and tell her, ‘Mummy, they only speak in Hindi! Don’t send me to his house.’ She would say, ‘What do you mean they only speak Hindi?’ I said that he was very filmy in his talk. They say things like- ‘Have you seen the revolution? What a good film.’ I did not find it cool to talk in Hindi like this continuously. I told my mother that I will not talk to these children.
Karan Johar made his directorial debut with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’
Not only was Karan Aditya Chopra’s assistant in ‘DDLJ’, he also did a cameo in the film as a friend of Shah Rukh Khan’s character Raj. Aditya and Shahrukh persuaded Karan to do a cameo as the actor who was supposed to do it fell ill. Later, Karan made his directorial debut with the 1998 film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 31, 2022, 18:46 IST