Filmmaker Karan Johar is riding high on the success of his directorial and productions and he is now looking forward to the forthcoming projects. From Ittefaq to the multi starrer Shiddat, Karan has a long schedule listed ahead. With the multi-talented star also turning author and a doting father this year, Karan Johar recently spoke about his love, Dharma Productions and the kind of young and dynamic employees he often likes himself to be surrounded with.
In a recent interview, Karan Johar clarified that he is quite open to suggestions and criticisms from everyone. He further emphasized that he insists on people telling him if he has gone wrong. He believes that although he trusts his instincts enough as they often warn him when he’s going on an incorrect track, there are times when he might not realize that. Hence, he believes that it is important for him to surround himself with ‘No Men’ rather than ‘Yes Men’. He also observes that the average age of employees in the office of Dharma Productions is between 19-25 years. He asserted that he listens to all of them and they are welcome in his cabin at any point of time, even without an appointment. He believes this is an important criteria through which he stays relevant.
When asked if it’s tough for a writer to get Karan’s attention, the 45-year-old stated that it’s a wrong belief. He also added that the information on how to submit the script is given on Dharma website which any writer can access. Besides he also revealed that there’s soon going to be a development division within his company that would make the process easier for budding writers and filmmakers. At the moment, his team is going through scripts that they receive and if they like it, it is forwarded to Karan Johar. He also mentioned that on an average, he reads five scripts a month.
Finally, what Karan Johar also spoke about was the importance of ‘babying’ directors, which according to him, has to be done much more than ‘babying’ actors. Karan broke the myth by stating that actors are often happy in their zone of vanity but it is actually the directors who are much more insecure. They constantly feel that they are not doing justice to their vision. That is when Karan Johar steps in and gives them the required mentoring and understanding in order to take the film ahead. The filmmaker described this as a tutorial skill of skill of sorts where he feels like he is running an institute. However, he jokingly also added that this has given him a very good experience at parenting even before he became father to twins earlier this year.