Karan Johar is making business in Bollywood for over two and a half decades. He has built a brand of his name as a renowned filmmaker and producer. The director has worked along with actors of every generation, from collaborating with superstars Amitabh Bachchan to directing Shah Ruk Khan to launch Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, and more star kids. Karan Johar has commented on stardom as he believes the actors of the current generation lack the charm and aura of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
In a recent conversation, the director of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai stated that actors these days are talented and enjoy ‘popularity,’ but cannot carry the stardom and the aura around them. Undoubtedly, actors like Dilip Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, and Dev Anand still have stardom even when they are no more. For that matter, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are still super superstars with their prestige and reputation in the industry.
KJo realized this when Shah Rukh Khan attended his 50th birthday bash which was hosted at Yash Raj Studios on 25th May. Elaborating his point Karan said: “When Shah Rukh Khan came to my party, you could feel the thumping energy of the younger generation. If he walked in right now, you would feel his energy… even if you didn’t see him. You can sense Shah Rukh. He was the only one who didn’t walk the red carpet and came from the other side at my party. So, I could see that from the younger movie actors, maybe from as young as Ananya Panday, right up to his peers, everybody felt that aura.”
He added, “When I was at a party, and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Mr. Dilip Kumar walked in, Mr. Shah Rukh Khan walked in, there were heads turning everywhere, I have seen it. That aura, everybody feeling their presence, that was power, that was stardom. That was glory. I don’t think this generation has it. ”
The filmmaker made a statement on why this generation is lacking stardom and charm. “Today, everybody is much easier, more casual, more accessible, more available. I know which gym you go to, which Pilates class you go to, I know what you eat, I know who you meet, I know everything about you, how can there be any mystery about you?”
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