Wish I Could Direct Sridevi: Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar is well-known for working with Bollywood big names and helping the careers of aspiring actors. Johar has admitted that his ultimate dream was to direct the late megastar Sridevi in one of his movies and it remained unfulfilled.

"I'm her huge fan. When she (Sridevi) passed away this year, I was like this is not fair. I used to say she is the one actor I really want to direct and I would have done something with her in my writing and directorial existence. I just love her. She is one actor who updated her craft," Johar revealed on Saavn's audio show Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev podcast which will be televised on Monday.

However, Johar did get to launch her daughter Janhvi Kapoor through his recent film Dhadak. When talking about Sridevi’s acting, KJo said,  "...She was from the 80s and 90s but when she acted in 'English Vinglish' and even in many parts of 'Mom', I feel like she has watched other actors, she has imbibed a certain tonality. And a lot of actors from that generation don't do that. You know they get stuck in that 90s acting... Even though she was detached from cinema since 'Judai' which was in 1997, she came back many moons later in 'English Vinglish' in 2012 and I was blown away by her.

"And I really feel like we lost a special actor. I really wish I could have directed her," Karan sighed.

Sridevi passed away at the age of 54 in Dubai. The news shocked the film fraternity and family, as well as her fans.

-Rubaina Bilgrami
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