Post the success of My Name Is Khan, the film’s director Karan Johar has decided to reward himself with a holiday in New York. “Leaving tonight for New York...am going for a week...a holiday after really long...can’t wait to land there...it’s my favourite city!” Johar tweeted before he left last week.
Johar is not alone. Several filmmakers have taken to holidaying and pursuing their hobbies as a way to pamper themselves after their films hit the box-office.
Filmmaker Ayaan Mukherjee, whose debut film Wake Up Sid was a hit, has been on a break since the film’s release. “I am in vacation mode now. Trying to run away from all Bollywood stuff. After completing the film, the first thing on my mind was a break, and spending time with friends” Ayaan said.
Director Imtiaz Ali headed to Kashmir with his family after the success of Love Aaj Kal. “I relaxed, ate good food and ended up putting on weight...like going to heaven,” he said.
Filmmaker Kunal Deshmukh, who took off for a holiday to South Africa after his film Tum Mile explains, “A film can really drain you out. Even after Jannat, I traveled to Barcelona and Spain to refresh myself.” Filmmaker Vikram Kumar and actor R Madhavan went vacationing after 13 B. “We went to the middle east and had lots of fun,” said Kumar.
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says that he, too, plans to take a break and come stay in Delhi where he went to college, so he can “relive those days.”