Mumbai: A token of appreciation made director Mohit Suri pay a midnight visit to fellow filmmaker Karan Johar.
It all happened at a quiet dinner organised by Karan for a handful of friends at his Khar apartment. Ekta Kapoor, Shabina Khan, Manish Malhotra and Ayan Mukerji were among those invited, said a source.
At the dinner, Ekta showed Karan the new official two-minute-18-second trailer of “Ek Villain” and the guests were completely blown away. So much so that past midnight they made congratulatory calls to director Mohit Suri.
Ekta went a step ahead and invited Suri to Karan`s house.
Ranbir and Katrina, who reached Karan`s at the same time as Mohit, also watched the trailer of his film and showered praises on the young director`s exemplary work.
When contacted, Mohit said: "I was at Mithoon`s studio when Ekta called me and gave me the good news.”
“I was relieved more than anything else as I had been in the edit suite day and night, cut off from the world, and these were the first few people who had seen the trailer. I am delighted with the overwhelming response to the trailer from the audience too, now that it`s out on the Net."
Starring Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor, “Ek Villain” releases in cinemas June 27.