Not playing Alia’s dad: Karan Johar

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2014 11:06 IST

He will be making his full-fledged acting debut in Anurag Kashyap’s

Bombay Velvet

later this year, but film-maker Karan Johar already has more offers to star in films.

Of late, talks have been rife that he had been approached to play Alia Bhatt’s father — a Sindhi businessman — in Vikas Bahl’s next, which also stars Shahid Kapoor.

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The latest reports suggest that after he turned down the offer the first time, the makers went back to him a second time. However, Karan clarifies the rumours, saying, "No, I’m not doing the film. I was briefly in talks (about the role) at a very initial stage. I am sure when the cast for Vikas’s film is announced, it will be a terrific one, but I am not a part of it. I think only once Bombay Velvet releases should people decide on offering me more films. I don’t think anybody should take a chance till then."

Interestingly, the same role was also offered to another director, Sajid Khan, but he also turned it down since he is busy working on his next film.

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