ON Friday night, multi-faceted filmmaker Karan Johar will be the guest at the Convey Adda in Mumbai.
The forty four-calendar year-old’s films, these types of as his directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and together with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and My Name is Khan (2010), have been between the most successful Hindi films in modern background, generating him a single of Indian cinema’s most influential filmmakers.
Johar’s upcoming projects include things like the Nitya Mehra-directed Baar Baar Dekho, which releases on September nine, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, composed and directed by Johar himself, which is slated to release this Diwali.
At the Convey Adda, the filmmaker will be in dialogue with Anant Goenka, Government Director, The Convey Team, and Shubhra Gupta, film critic, The Indian Convey.
Johar’s occupation in the Hindi film industry commenced when he assisted Aditya Chopra on Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). He’s gone on to
have on quite a few hats — as writer, director, producer, actor, vogue designer, columnist and host of the muddle-breaking and hugely successful tv chat show, Koffee with Karan.
Johar’s directorial debut — manufactured, as all subsequent directorial projects, underneath Dharma Productions — was instrumental in introducing a youthful and very stylised idiom of filmmaking. Alongside with Chopra and Sooraj Barjatya, he was liable for changing the format of stories in Hindi cinema, creating his own brand of shiny “Indian-but-modern” spouse and children dramas. But, as he showed a short while ago with “Kapoor & Sons”, which he manufactured, he’s also been unafraid of texture and shades of gray.