January 27, 2011 03:11:04 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Maintaining a good pace and going steady, Karan Johar has definite plans to build his empire. Though his production house may not have been as prolific as corporate houses like UTV or BIG Pictures, he has a definite vision in place.
"Most of the directors who have made their first film with me and now busy working on their scripts to kick start their next with my production house", announces Karan who has given break to close to half a dozen film makers already, "Ayan Mukherjee (director of WAKE UP SID) will make his next immediately. His script will be ready in a month's time. Puneet Malhotra (of I HATE LUV STORYS) is also into scripting. As for Tarun Mansukhani (DOSTANA), he is neck deep down into ensuring that the script of DOSTANA 2 is double the fun. He wants to take the film to the next level."
While these three directors would be making their second film with Karan, another debutant director who is currently raring to go is Karan Malhotra. He would soon be getting his Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra starrer remake of AGNEEPATH on floors.
"That's right", confirms Karan Johar, "AGNEEPATH is one prestigious project for us. We can't surpass geniuses like (director) Mukul S Anand, Amitabh Bachchan and (producer) Yash Johar who made AGNEEPATH the way we see today. It is quite ironical though that when the original AGNEEPATH released 20 years back, it wasn't even a commercial success. All we can do is to make an attempt that honours a film which has a cult standing today."
Here is looking forward to your vision taking a good form Karan.