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Imran is no more just Aamir's nephew: KJo

Karan Johar, is producing Short Term Shaadi with Imran Khan, speaks about Imran and Ranbir, his blue-eyed boys whom he had on his show Koffee with Karan.

tv Updated: Nov 13, 2010 19:43 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times

Karan Johar is producing Short Term Shaadi with Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor next year. "Imran brought the project to me, Shakun (director Shakun Batra) and Ayesha, who has developed the script with him, are mutual friends. I’m happy they thought of me," says Johar.

Johar is also doing a film with Ranbir Kapoor. Ayan Mukerji, director of Wake Up Sid!, is developing a script and Johar admits that Mukerji and Kapoor make for a great combo. But to bring Khan and Kapoor together, he has to come up with a screenplay that will ensure they have a good time on the sets.

ImranAccording to Johar, both have grown as actors, moved from strength to strength with each film. Kapoor has the legacy of the Kapoors behind him. Khan entered the industry as Aamir Khan’s nephew. "But today Ranbir with his father and Imran with his uncle’s blessings have carved out their own identities. It’s nice to be working with them again," Johar points out. "Ranbir is more than just Rishi Kapoor’s son. And Imran is no more just Aamir Khan’s nephew."

‘Imran photographs like a dream’

Karan Johar:
Imran is the quintessential good boy. He’s warm with his mother, good to his friends and absolutely wonderful with his fiancée, Avantika (Malik). Loyal and dependable, I used to think he could never do anything really naughty and lacked masti but that was until I saw him in I Hate Luv Storys. Imran has one of the most beautiful faces I’ve seen. It’s a perfect mix of vulnerability and good looks. He photographs like a dream.

‘Ranbir holds back emotionally’
Karan Johar:
As a person, I have a feeling that Ranbir holds back emotionally. One senses a reservoir of emotions within him, waiting to explode. And they do. What you don’t see in him as a person you get to see on screen and that’s what makes him such a superb actor.

‘Katrina is the sexiest heroine in Bollywood’
Highpoints from the show

The kiss… It sizzled even though it was staged.
Ranbir Kapoor rates Katrina Kaif as the ‘Sexiest Heroine In Bollywood’ and describes her as an extremely sorted and
hardworking girl.
Imran Khan would like to present Ranbir the book ‘10 Ways To Stay Faithful.’
Kapoor says he’s not dating anyone and his link-up with Katrina Kaif was a rumour.
Khan confesses he wants to live Kapoor’s life.
Kapoor thinks it is extremely brave of Deepika Padukone to keep the ‘RK’ tattoo at her nape even after their break-up, says to date that has been his longest relationship and lasted almost two years.
Khan describes Kapoor’s Saawariya co-star and his from I Hate Luv Storys, Sonam Kapoor, as a “drama queen”, says she’s a “nice girl” but “high maintenance”.
Kapoor is the most educated Kapoor boy
Khan believes Kapoor is a better actor than him

What’s in the HAMPER?
The new Samsung tablet
The BlackBerry Torch
Lots of chocolates

Karan describes it as a “richer” hamper to the one in Season One, which had only “coffee things” and that in Season Two that got a little “techno friendly” with a Nokia phone. He adds that thanks to all the hype, over the three seasons going home with the hamper has become a “mild ego kick” for his guests and brings them “a certain subliminal happiness.”

First Published: Nov 13, 2010 13:46 IST