"I would like to announce my next directorial feature"
To mark his 50th birthday, Karan Johar announced that his next project will be an action film.
He explained that filming for the untitled project will begin in April 2023, shortly after the release of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh.
In a lengthy statement, which he called a “note of reflection”, Karan said:
“I turned 50 today (a number that seemed like a distant nightmare), while I know it’s kind of a mid-point of my life but I can’t help my wannabe millennial self from existing.
“Some call it a mid-life crisis, I proudly call it just ‘living life without any apologies’.
“I have worked in the movie industry for over 27 years and I’m blessed to have had the best experience ever!!!
“Telling stories, creating content, nurturing talent and watching the finest artists perform in front of my privileged eye… These years are like being in a massive dream that made all the sleeplessness seem worthwhile!
“I’m grateful for the brickbats, bouquets, the praising souls, the public trolls… All of it!!! It’s all been a huge part of my learning curve and self-growth.”
He went on to announce his next project.
“The one aspect that I believe I am most passionate about is being a filmmaker!
“In the past, I have always taken long gaps between my films but today on this special day I would like to announce my next directorial feature… Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani will release on 10 February 2023 and I will commence the shoot of my action film in April 2023.”
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 25, 2022
Karan Johar hosted a birthday party at his home in Bandra, with several celebrities attending.
The likes of Gauri Khan, Farah Khan, Ayan Mukerji, Apoorva Mehta, Maheep Kapoor, Sohail Khan’s ex-wife, Seema Kiran Sajdeh, and others attended the event.
In addition to his get-together, Karan will be hosting a grand party at Yash Raj Studios.
He has reportedly appointed filmmaker Amrita Mahal to design the decor for his grand birthday bash.
All the top names from the film industry are expected to celebrate the big day with Karan Johar.
Meanwhile, celebrities have taken to social media to send their well wishes to Karan.
Varun Dhawan wrote: “Happy birthday Karan. You know you mean the world to me. Thanks for always being there and being patient with me always.”
Kareena Kapoor posted an old picture of the two alongside a birthday message.