Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar is all set to direct ‘Student Of The Year’ from Aug 16 and says he`s more excited than nervous because this is his first movie with newcomers.
"More excited than nervous. This is the first time I`m working with newcomers. I hope all three of them Siddharth, Varun and Aliya turn out well. I feel they`ve humongous talent. But that could just be a proud parent`s opinion. Next summer I hope the audience discovers them to be as talented as I did," he said.
"Aliya being the only girl between the two boys is being fully pampered. In any case, our production house Dharma Productions has a track-record of pampering heroines. Aliya is getting the full-on Dharma treatment. Our production house is like a spa for actors," he added.
Do you feel a sense of trepidation working with newcomers?
"Working with stars thrills me. This challenges me. After the experimental `My Name Is Khan`, making a masala film with newcomers poses a challenge of its own," said Karan.
Karan, who is at daggers drawn with Ram Gopal Varma, takes umbrage at Ramu`s compliment for Amitabh Bachchan for his film ‘Bbuddah Hoga...Tera Baap.’
"Absolutely disgusting. You can`t talk about Amitabh Bachchan like that. If you praise him, you praise him with utmost dignity," said Karan.