A few days ago, the Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ, 1995) jodi — Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol — made news again. The reason was their reported onscreen reunion in Karan Johar’s next film. But ask KJo about it and he sounds surprised.
“No, there’s nothing. Right now, my entire focus is on Student Of The Year (SOTY). In fact, I haven’t planned a thing (as far as his new venture goes) next. Everything you
read or hear is just conjecture,” says Karan, who last directed the pair in My Name Is Khan (2010).
It has been reported that he will cast the duo in his next romantic film. And since he always works on one film at a time, it won’t be announced before the end of the year and won’t begin rolling before early next year.
“Of course it would always be my biggest honour to work with Shah Rukh and Kajol who, I believe, is the best pair Hindi cinema has ever seen. I would always want to work with them, but there’s nothing on the cards,” insists Karan, who also did a cameo as one of SRK’s friends in DDLJ.
At the moment, Karan is busy with the post-production work on SOTY that doesn’t have any big star in the lead. Instead, the film will mark the launch of newcomers Alia Bhatt (Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter), Varun Dhawan (David Dhawan’s son) and model Siddharth Malhotra.
Rumours says SRK and Kajol are going to do a cameo while Rishi Kapoor will play a gay principal. This is KJo’s latest directorial venture after My Name Is Khan.