`We Are Family` is not melodramatic: Karan Johar

Mumbai: Karan Johar is known for his tear-jerkers like `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai` and `Kal Ho Naa Ho` but the producer says his upcoming film `We Are Family` is not a melodramatic film.

"The film is not melodramatic. There are emotions but there light moments too," said Johar.

Directed by debutant Siddharth Malhotra, the film is a Hindi adaptation of Julia Roberts starrer 1998 hit film Stepmom and stars Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in the lead roles. The film releases this Friday.

Johar said he decided to rope in Malhotra for the ambitious project because the young director brought sensitivity to the story.

"Siddharth has brought in an inherent sensitivity to the story, which is an insight into the life of a modern Indian family," Johar added.

The film is about a family which is required to have a man, his three kids, his ex-wife and his girlfriend brought together under the same roof due to the demand of the situation. How these family members cope up with the new developments in their lives is what forms the crux of `We Are Family`.

"When you make a family film, you know for sure that there is one set of audience that you have comfortably covered. However, in case of `We Are Family` we also wanted to win over youngsters," Johar said.

He is confident about the film`s success as not many films belonging to this genre are being churned out in Bollywood today.

"I guess the last film which came close to being a family outing was `Paa`. Before that, the only quintessential family film was Baghban which was quite a while ago," Johar said.


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