Karan Johar is riding high on the success of his last directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and has even been winning prestigious accolades for the film. On the other hand, considering his experience and expertise in the field of films and filmmaking, the director-producer has received a special invite to attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting this year.
"The global event will take place in Davos Klosters, Switzerland, from January 17 to 20. At the same event, Karan has been invited as a 'cultural leader', an honour which is a first for a Bollywood personality. This year, the theme of the event is 'Responsive and Responsible Leadership', and Karan has been sent an invitation for the same. Karan is likely to leave for Switzerland early next week," says an insider.
Till date, Indian personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, AR Rahman and Mallika Sarabhai have been invited to Davos and all of them, co-incidentally, were bestowed with the Crystal Award.
Karan says, "I am honoured to be invited as one of the cultural leaders on this prolific platform. Representing my country and reflecting my ethos and the sentiments of my land on a global level is always exhilarating and empowering. Also, it's a solid meeting ground of minds and personalities, which I am looking forward to engulf and experience fully."