Karan Johar in Bombay Velvet
He may have provided the perfect launch pad to many aspiring actors, but Karan Johar did not get a dream debut as far as his acting career was concerned. KJo, who made his full-fledged acting debut in Bombay Velvet (2015), had joked after the film’s debacle, “Nobody has offered me any role till now. I think nobody liked me. I should at least get offers to refuse them. I can’t cast myself in my own films.”
Looks like acting is still on the cards for the talented filmmaker. KJo has been roped in for a pivotal role in the film, tentatively titled Crazy Hum, which puts the spotlight on the incidents that occur behind the stage at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards.
“It’s a full-fledged role and not a cameo. While many celebs are making cameos, KJo has a prominent part in the film. He will be seen playing himself,” informs a source. Newbie director Chakri Toleti had approached the filmmaker a few months ago. “He was kicked about the idea the minute he heard it,” informs another source from NYC.
Johar is currently in New York attending the events leading up to the big finale. He will also be hosting the awards ceremony with Saif Ali Khan. We reached out to producer Vashu Bhagnani and Johar, both of whom remained unavailable to comment.
Meanwhile, Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh have already begun shooting for Crazy Hum in the Big Apple.
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