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Karan Johar: You may argue Konkona's selection on commercial grounds

September 29, 2009 3:00:55 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Konkona Sen Sharma in a Karan Johar production? The same production house that has been known for it's grandeur treatment to projects, larger than life characters and actors who are sitting right there are the top of the heap when it comes to their commercial viability? What's more, the lady in question is paired opposite none other than Ranbir Kapoor himself.

Now that's one casting decision that indeed led to quite a few eyebrows being raised when WAKE UP SID was announced with first time director Ayan Mukherjee.

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"I know. We were prepared for all the questions coming our way the moment we finalized the casting of the film", smiles Karan Johar who is now eagerly awaiting the response of audiences for his 'wake up call' film, "Of course on commercial grounds you may argue around decision to cast Konkona. However, honestly I wasn't really looking at it this way. Cinema should not always be just about an actor's viability at the box office. Sometimes you also need to look at the fact that whether a particular casting would fit in cinematically as well or not."

No wonder, Karan continues to stand by the choice made by his director.

"Ayan believed that Konkona was the right choice and I too agreed. Now when I look at the final cut of the film, I can see so clearly that the casting is just bang on. I know for sure that Konkona has performed so very beautifully. In any case, the film is just two days away from release. It is time for me to stop justifying and let audiences see it for themselves", continues Karan.