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My heart lies in television but my soul lies in films: Karan Johar

Karan Johar may be busy with his talk show right now, but the filmmaker says directing movies has not taken a back seat and he will start working on his new project by the end of next year.

bollywood Updated: Dec 07, 2016 17:06 IST
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Karan Johar’s recent directorial venture was Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Karan Johar’s recent directorial venture was Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.(HT File Photo)

Karan Johar may be busy with his talk show right now, but the filmmaker says directing movies has not taken a back seat and he will start working on his new project by the end of next year.

“I have solemnly resolved that I will be back on sets as a director next year, towards the end of the year as a filmmaker. My heart lies in television but my soul lies in films,” Karan told reporters at the launch of new singing reality show Dil Hai Hindustani.

He has been a judge on television shows like Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa and India’s Got Talent and will now be judging Dil Hai Hindustani. I have covered all on television. If there are other ideas then I will see. I think the more reality shows the better. Whatever offer comes my way I will see. I can’t say no to television,” he said.

The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil helmer thinks he has become a television personality. “Now films are seeming to be an incidental part of my personality. People ask me about talk show, talent show and it’s embarrassing that I have to tell people I direct and produce films as well,” Karan said.

“The impact of television is more, three per cent of our country watch films and 25-30 per cent watch television, so it’s nine times more impactful. So my wish to be on national television has only helped my brand as filmmaker. I am thankful to television for that,” he added.

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