Director, producer, TV host, judge and overall well known film personality Karan Johar celebrated his 50th birthday today. Marking the occassion, Karan wrote a public note reminiscing his 27-year film journey that has thrown a lot of ups and downs on him. Filmmaking-wise, Karan said that his upcoming directorial Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani which sees Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead will release in theaters on February 10, 2023.
Karan has also announced that he is venturing into action, a genre way out of the director's comfort zone and his new action directorial will go on floors in April 2023. An official announcement on the cast and crew of Karan's new action film is awaited.
"Hello all This is a note of reflection and one of immense excitement! I turn 50 today (a number that seemed like a distant nightmare), while I know it's kind of a mid-point of my life but I can't help my wannabe millennial self from existing. Some call it a mid-life crisis, I proudly call it just living life without any apologies'. I have worked in the movie industry for over 27 years and I'm blessed to have had the best experience ever!!! Telling stories, creating content, nurturing talent and watching the finest artists perform in front of my privileged eyes.... these years are like being in a massive dream that made all the sleeplessness seem worthwhile! I am grateful for the brickbats, the bouquets, the praising souls, the public trolls...ALL OF IT!!! It's all been a huge part of my learning curve and self growth.....
The one aspect that I believe I am most passionate about is being a filmmaker! In the past I have always taken long gaps between my films but today on this special day I would like to announce my next directorial feature.... Rocky aur Rani ki Prem Kahani will release on the 10th of February 2023 And I will commence the shoot of my ACTION FILM in APRIL 2023. Need your blessings and love! And I have to shamelessly sign off by saying Jug Jugg Jeeyo (His upcoming production starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani scheduled to release on June 24, 2022) on to all of you.... My love forever, KARAN JOHAR"