"It just makes me very happy to do it."
Karan Johar responded to being called the ‘Sima Taparia of Bollywood by revealing how his father, the late Yash Johar, played matchmaker.
The filmmaker joined Twinkle Khanna for a chat session and he was addressed as Indian Matchmaking star Sima Taparia.
Twinkle told Karan: “You are the Sima aunty of the movie business. You keep doing this matchmaking and your father did the same thing.
“When I was speaking to Waheeda Rahman, she mentioned that your father fixed up her marriage, it’s some genetic pre-disposition to get people together.”
Karan agreed, revealing that his father played matchmaker for Waheeda Rehman and Kamaljeet, who met on the set of Shagoon.
They ended up getting married in 1974 and had two children.
Karan also recalled being the one who introduced Siddharth Roy Kapur and Vidya Balan to each other.
He explained: “I take on the responsibility like I have to do it. It just makes me very happy to do it. It’s like one of the agendas in my life.
“Vidya (Balan) called me the other day. It was her 12th anniversary, and I had introduced her to Siddharth Roy Kapoor.
“I was so touched by this call, more than any feedback for a film.”
But despite his matchmaking abilities, Karan did not reveal any of his recent matches.
He told Twinkle: “I don’t think they would like me to go public with that information. Contrary to public opinion, there’s a lot that I keep secret to myself.”
During the interview, Karan Johar spoke about his own life.
When Twinkle asked if he ever felt lonely, Karan responded:
“After so many years of being single, I realised I am so used to being the master of my day and night.
“I feel like I am only accountable to my two children and mum. I don’t want to bring in any other person anymore.
“I’m never saying never, but I have never been in a solid relationship in all my 50 years.”
“There have been fleeting instances that I felt could have been a potential relationship, but it never fructified.
“Because I am the first one to run out. I also feel like I am really messed up in that department.
“The moment someone is really into me, I take the first flight out. It’s a big problem.
“I’ve spoken to therapists and psychologists and I’ve been in sessions about why am I this person who doesn’t want love in his life.
“The moment the love becomes intense, I start feeling caged… like I need to exit from this zone. The moment when I don’t have that love, I start chasing it.”
Karan stated that he does not want anyone in his life other than his mother Hiroo and his two children, Yash and Roohi.