“He has been travelling abroad to work on his scripts since Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). He gets too distracted and caught up in India, which is why he doesn’t find time to spend time on his own writing. That’s why he either goes to London or New York where no one can disturb him,” says an insider close to him.
Karan, who last directed Student Of The Year (besides a segment in Bombay Talkies) in 2012, plans to start shooting this directorial venture towards the end of 2014. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have other commitments to attend to as well. Karan, who is making his full-fledged acting debut with the Anurag Kashyap movie, will need to be present for the film’s next shooting schedule early next year.
On his return from the US, he will also resume work on the news season of his hit TV chat show, Koffee With Karan, in addition to another reality show which he has been roped in for. Karan, who is currently in New York, couldn’t be reached for a comment.