He sleeps, eats, drinks and talks movies and filmmaker Karan Johar (right) candidly admits that he can’t think anything beyond celluloid. “My work is my lifeline. My films move me and I don’t have a life besides my movies. They are my primary passion,” says the 40-year-old.
Johar, who gave a new flavour to romance with his youthful film, Kucch Kucch Hota Hai in 1998, says he doesn’t follow any trend. “I am driven only by my instinct. I don’t go by what is happening around. If remakes are being made, that does not mean I will also make one. Or just because masala action films are working, does not mean I will make one. I make what I believe in and hope to achieve the best with it. I don’t follow a norm or go by trends. I make what motivates me,” says Johar.
Known for making larger than life films, Johar is the head of the production house, banners Dharma Productions, and his latest release was Student Of The Year, that has opened to mixed reactions.
But for the filmmaker, who teamed up with a young brigade of newcomers — Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra — it was about fulfilling his wish of making a campus film.
“Whatever I think of, I make. I wanted to make a campus film about friendship, so made Student Of The Year. It was different for us because we worked with newcomers for the first time. The whole idea excited me, so I made the film. Shooting with newcomers was a different but not a difficult experience. I don’t know what is next,” he says.