From a brilliant film director to an astute film producer to hosting TV Shows and acting Karan Johar is a bundle of talent. However even as he turns 43 today there is someone in his life on whom this multifaceted personality demands.
Who is the secret person whom Karan Johar regards as the corner stone of his life and before each and every decision he gives his opinion prime importance. Any Guesses ???
No he is not Shah Rukh Khan, who everybody knows is quite close to Karan. Nor is he, Amitabh Bachchan, whom Karan Johar reveres next to his father, the great film maker, Yash Johar.
Well the person in question is Aditya Chopra, the outstanding filmmaker and son legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra.
Speaking about Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar says, “Adi is not just my mentor, friend and a guru who thought me the art of filmmaking but it is his extraordinary sense of understanding the pulse of the audience that has guided me in my career and made me a successful filmmaker.”
He adds, “The untold aspect about my relation with Adi is that whenever Adi does not like something, unlike others, he is straightforward to criticize my faults frankly on my face and it is his candid attitude that makes me work on my errors and produce a good film.”
Recalling how he awaits Aditya Chopra’s approval Karan says, “When I made WAKE UP SID, Adi was so impressed that he asked me film maker Ayan's number. Similarly for AGNEEPATH and YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI he was the first person to give his thumps up. So, whenever I make a movie I quietly and silently seek his approval.”