Karan Johar says his upcoming film, a love story, titled Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani will revisit the ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ days. YJHD is a perfect love story, very similar to that of Shahid-Kareena starrer Jab We Met. Karan says, “I would define the film as a perfectly formulated formulaic love story. After KKHH, YJHD can be put in the same bracket.”
The filmmaker says, “After JWM, we haven’t had a quintessential love story in Bollywood. In the past few years, we’ve seen a slew of masala action entertainers and experimental cinema. We’ve had films like Dabangg (2010), Agneepath (2012) and Rowdy Rathore (2012), but in the process, genuine love stories took a back seat.”
Reports were that Karan’s film was a homage to yesteryear director Nasir Husain’s brand of rom-coms. However, Karan clarifies, “Not exactly. It’s not influenced by a particular kind of film, but it does channel the basic essence of romance in Hindi cinema.” He
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani is a story about how a man tackles life, love, friendship, ambitions and happiness in his 20’s. Karan also reveals that he was very little involved in the film and that the entire credit should go to the director, Ayan Mukerji. “I can’t take any credit for it. It’s completely Ayan’s (Mukerji; director) baby. My involvement has been limited to lending financial and moral support. Otherwise, it belongs to Ayan, Ranbir, Deepika and also Aditya (Roy Kapoor) and Kalki (Koechlin),” he adds.