KJO blames the Khans for clash at the box office
“This year is pretty tough, there are not enough release dates available because it is such a jam-packed year. But what to do, all the Khans have booked Diwali, Christmas and Eid. So, we are releasing on the dates left for us.
“But I wish Nikhil all the best, I believe his animation film is lovely,” the 40-year-old said at a radio station where he celebrated Teacher’s Day with the cast of SOTY.
“One of the most intelligent minds in the business is Shah Rukh Khan and I think one of the most emotionally intelligent men is Shah Rukh Khan and I have learned little life lessons from him,” Karan said.
“I have learned a lot from Shah Rukh. In fact, spiritually, emotionally, the kind of person he is. So I have imbibed a lot of his qualities and I am doing it till now. I am going to learn a lot more from him,” he added.
Karan’s first directorial venture Kuch Kuch Hota Hai starred Shah Rukh Khan and later he repeated SRK in all his directorial ventures – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and My Name Is Khan.
For Student of The Year, Karan roped in newcomers – Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra, but he has co-produced it with Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment.