Karan Johar who is gearing up for the promotion of his upcoming production ‘Ittefaq’ was present at the Book Launch of ‘50 films that changed Bollywood’. During interacting with host Rajeev Masand, Karan said Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ is the only film in his career that he is going to make again.
Karan when talking about his films and his career stated that he wishes to make ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ again. ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ is the only film in my career that I am going to do again. And when I do make it again I hopefully will get it right. I became two people while working on the film, and I think I should have just been one person with one solid conviction. The script was written very differently and then, when the stars stepped in I started to adhere to the stars imagery and persona over the core content.”
The ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ director further said, he perhaps couldn’t convey the script right and focused more on catering to the audience. “If you read the screenplay of ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ it is infinitely superior to the film. And I think I let down many moments of the film by either overcasting some parts and some overly occupant for no reason. And it took away the intimacy of the film and paved the path for streamline films.”
While talking about films and reviews Karan mentioned he is a review Junkie and loves to read reviews as a source of entertainment. He said, “Reviews have helped me learn things that’s didn’t r don’t work out. They give you a new insight and reviewers are very instinctive enough to point out a perspective that is not something you would think of. I read the ones who I believe are intelligent enough to analyze your film, I love reading what they have to say.”
Karan’s future production projects include, ‘Drive’ directed by Tarun Mansukhani starring, Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez and ‘Raazi’ directed by Meghna Gulzar starring, Alia Bhatt, and Vicky Kaushal.
‘Ittefaq’ directed by Abhay Chopra is scheduled to release on 3rd November.