Mumbai: Karan Johar has always been a bestie to Shah Rukh Khan, but the director now claims that he has called dibs on launching SRK’s son, Aryan Khan, when he is ready to step into the glamour industry.
“Working with SRK was and is something that I always cherish. I feel whenever there are two people who are strong and close to each other, there is a section of people who are never happy with their closeness. Shah Rukh is beyond family to me,” the 43 year old director said.
“In fact, my equation with him has moved from him to his kids now. I always tell him, I am going to maintain my youth quotient only because I want to launch Aryan. No one else can launch Aryan but me,” added Karan.
He said, “Shah Rukh was the one who felt that I could be a film-maker. Working with him hasn’t just been an honour but a big thing for my career. When he chose me, it was a big deal for me.”
Karan further said, “Working with him has taught me everything about movies. His technical expertise and intuition as an actor has made me a better film-maker. It was them who made me realise that perhaps I have the potential to become a director. Otherwise, it didn’t cross my mind.”