Karan Johar is basking in the stupendous success of his recent film Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. The filmmaker has directed a number of films in his career, majority of which were a commercial success. But in a recent interview, Karan recalled the time he worked as an assistant director and his first interaction with Shah Rukh Khan during the shooting of DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge). The director also shared a funny moment when he advised the actor to change his jeans brand and open shirt buttons!
Karan said, “I remember my first meeting with Shah Rukh Khan. It was crazy because I remember I was an assistant for DDLJ. I told him, ‘Oh, you know you’re wearing Wrangler jeans. You should wear Levi’s jeans. They’ll just fit you better. He was stunned. I didn’t know what gave me that entitlement I had. ”
He further added, “And I said, ‘Oh you have an Adam’s apple, you must open your shirt 2-3 buttons.’ So, he just kept nodding, and then he said, ‘Will you give me a moment, can you call Adi (director Aditya Chopra) in?’”
Karan went on to mention that it was Aditya and Shah Rukh who encouraged him to become a director. He said, “Shah Rukh and Adi were so amazing in the way they encouraged me. Not once did they make me feel different. Not once did they say anything about how I was. They found something in me and it’s because of them that I’m a filmmaker today.”
Source: Gold House