From Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, Karan Johar has showcased the many sides of romance through his films. In a recent interview, Karan shared how the chemistry between two actors is always enhanced when they are great friends. While talking about Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, the filmmaker referred to the most-loved jodi of Indian cinema Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan and shared how the two looked great together because they shared a close friendship off camera.
At Bollywood Hungama OTT Fest, Karan was asked about the success of his latest directorial and how he created magic between his lead actors. “I think they are buddies. They are close friends and so relaxed with each other,” he replied while talking about Alia and Ranveer. He then shared that ‘great friends result in great chemistry’ and gave the example of Kajol and SRK.
He added, “Alia and Ranveer, the absolute comfort is what you see as chemistry. They are easy with each other.. the look (they are) giving. Often, when you are in a love relationship or marriage, the chemistry is actually not as efficient or as effective.”
His comment left the host quite surprised, who then asked if that was the case with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol too. Karan Johar replied in the affirmative and then went on to talk about his experience directing Shah Rukh.
“SRK is in my opinion is the best experience you can have on a film set,” KJo shared, adding adjectives like ‘magnetic, charming, magnanimous and majestic’. He added, “He is also so human and real. When he is on set, he wants everyone happy. He is the most unselfish actor. Apart from his performance, he also has the largest heart.”
The filmmaker further said that when SRK opens his arms wide, he also opens his heart. “He is truly the Emporer of entertainment. The creator of love in cinema,” Karan said, adding that audiences ‘love’ love because of SRK. “He is love. You can very well tell someone I SRK you.”