Filmmaker Karan Johar who is currently seen judging the TV reality show India’s Next Superstars on Star Plus, revealed why he doesn’t like to play with colours during the “festival of colours” Holi. He shared a few instances due to which he fears playing Holi even today on Holi episode of the reality show.
When I was six or seven years old, kids in my colony ran behind me to put silver colour paint on me. Trying to save myself, I fell down and hurt myself and ended up in a fight with the other kids,” Karan said.
Sharing another incident at Amitabh Bachchan’s house for Holi, he said, “I fondly remember visiting Amitji’s house for Holi when I was 10 years old. I told him why I feared the festival so much.”
“That’s when Abhishek came inside the room, picked me up and threw me in a pool of coloured water. That was the end of my love for Holi and I haven’t played ever since.
Karan Johar hasn’t played Holi after the age of 10 and it’s because of his friend Abhishek Bachchan.
Karan Johar is the son of to Indian Bollywood film producer Late Yash Johar, founder of Dharma Productions and Hiroo Johar. He started his career in entertainment industry as an actor, he played the role of ‘Shrikant’ in 1989 Doordarshan Serial Indradhanush. As a child, he was influenced by commercial Indian cinema: He cites Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra and Sooraj R. Barjatya as his inspirations. For a time, he followed numerology, creating film titles in which the first word and a number of others in the title began with the letter “K.” After watching the 2006 film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai which was critical of numerology, Johar decided to stop this practice.
Karan Johar is a single father to twins through surrogacy. Johar named his son Yash – after his father, and his daughter Roohi – rearranged from his mother’s name Hiroo.
Johar has worked as an assistant director on Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. He made his directorial debut with the blockbuster romantic film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, My Name Is Khan, Student of the Year, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are some of his directorial movies.
Karan Johar, starred in the recently-released film Welcome To New York, with co-stars Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh. He is also producing Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi’s debut film Dhadak, a remake of superhit Marathi film Sairat.