Karan Johar returns to direction and Koffee
The brains and mastermind behind Dharma Productions, and the person responsible for making the production house what it is today, Karan Johar, will return to direction and his popular chat show Koffee With Karan by the end of the year/beginning of next year.
"As a producer, there is so much on my plate. I will direct next year in February-March," he told IANS.
His last film was the successful campus romance Student Of The Year in which he launched three new faces - Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. But the prolific director refused to divulge the genre of his next film, saying:
"To strike a balance between what is real and what is mainstream is the order of the day. I would like to do just that."
This year, Karan has directed one segment of Bombay Talkies, a compilation of four films that is a tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema.
Talking about the film, he said: "It's an emotional film. There are songs and emotions (shown) in a different way. It is about relationships. There is no glamour. It is more real in that way."
His segment will see Rani Mukerji, Saqib Saleem and Randeep Hooda.
"I have no problem in working with stars, but that was not the demand for this film," he said.
The director will also return his controversial, yet popular chat show Koffee WIth Karan too. The show in which stars taken open potshots at one another, ran for three seasons before Karan took a break from it.
Karan reveals, to Hindustan Times “The next season of Koffee… is confirmed for October. I can’t wait!” The director has big plans for the upcoming season, which involves not just compiling the guest list but getting into shape as well. He says, “I have started training and working out. I want to get really thin for this season.”
The show's fourth season was supposed to be shot last year but since the director was busy directing a film it was postponed. The new season will have 22 episodes.
Watch this space for more on the show and information on the director's next.
Theatrical Trailer: Bombay Talkies