I can make careers, says Karan Johar
Filmmaker Karan Johar today said he can make anybody's career in Bollywood.
Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar today said he can make anybody's career in Bollywood.
"I can make cake...I can also make careers," Karan said at a press conference here when asked what he cooks best.
Karan has made careers of several budding directors and actors like Karan Malhotra, Punit Malhotra, Shakun Batra, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and others.
The filmmaker and Alia will now be seen as co-curators of an entertainment channel. Both of them have curated shows for the channel, which span across genres like drama, superheroes, comedy, fantasy, crime and thrillers.
There will be reality shows as well with some of the world's largest shows across dancing, cooking, magic, singing and others.
Moving towards a new horizon in English Entertainment on Indian Television, the soon to be launched channel is all set to break new ground by ushering in the growing international trend of watching three continuous episodes of globally applauded narratives back-to-back.
Both Karan and Alia are big fans of English shows and they quickly jumped at the idea of being curators for the channel.
"The channel has amazing content. We both are excited to be part of it," Alia said.
"I have always enjoyed watching television. I enjoy being on TV," Karan said.
So will he do daily soaps, Karan jokingly says, "I am not going to daily soaps....That might be pushing a lot. I know I am known to do everything. But you never know I might end up doing ‘Balika Vadhu’.
The network has entered into major multi-year deals with
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, BBC and Endemol Shine among others.
There will be first-time India premiere of new shows, including the critically-acclaimed and multi award winning series like ‘Fargo’, ‘Orange is the new Black’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Better call Saul’ and others.
The channel will have first run programming seven days a week. Spanning genres like drama, superheroes, comedy, fantasy, crime and thrillers from major studios like Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures Television, BBC and Endemol Shine and others.
There will be reality shows as well with some of the world's largest shows across dancing, cooking, magic, singing and others. The channel will also host global live events and award shows.
Meanwhile when asked about actor Shahid Kapoor's marriage, Karan says, "We both congratulate him."
Alia, who would be seen with Shahid in ‘Shandaar’ and ‘Udta Punjab’ says her co-star had a "shandaar shaadi".