Mumbai: Coaxed by Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar has finally decided not to clash the release of his home production ‘We Are Family’ with Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’.
Buzz has it that ‘We Are Family’ includes two of the closest friends of Shah Rukh – Kajol and Karan Johar, and therefore the superstar is quite concerned for the movie.
Talking to a news daily, ‘We Are Family’ director Siddharth Malhotra said, “’Dabangg’ and Shankar’s ‘Robot’ are releasing on Eid. So we have Bollywood’s Rajnikanth (Salman) and Rajnikanth on the same day. It just made no sense for us to release with them. We are coming a week earlier, araam se.”
Well, it’s not SRK who has gone out his way for KJo’s ‘We Are Family’ as even Karan Johar went ahead and shot a couple of scenes for SRK’s ‘Ra.One.’
“When Shah Rukh got to know that Kajol was expecting, he understood that Karan and his director Siddharth Malhotra’s film needed to be shot with as much speed as possible. He repeatedly let go of Kareena’s dates for ‘Ra.One’ for the sake of ‘We Are Family.’ In fact, he will now let go of Kareena’s dates for the promotion of ‘We Are Family’, since Kareena will not have Kajol to support her in the marketing,” a source said.
Meanwhile, Siddharth said, “Both Karan Johar and I are very eager to show ‘We Are Family’ to Shah Rukh, who proves that he is indeed part of the family. We also want to show it to Soorajji (Barjataya) as soon as the print is ready.”
“Soorajji’s ‘MainePyar Kiya’ and Karan’s ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ are my two favourite films. When I saw the first I wanted to be part of Hindi movies. When I saw the second I wanted to direct a film. ‘We Are Family’ is a homage to both Sooraji and Karan. It’s also a homage to my father (Prem Kishen) who’s a big fan of Elvis Presley. In fact, my father used to sing Elvis’ ‘Jailhouse Rock’ live for me. He still does. That’s how that track has found its way in ‘We Are Family’," a jubilant Siddharth added.