Gone are the days when the filmmaker's indestructible oath of tagging Shah Rukh in each of his flicks was considered to be the best sign of friendship in Bollywood. The filmmaker is moving on with all other B'wood actor sans King Khan.
Four years it's been but no association of Shah Rukh is witnessed in any of Karan's production. He didn't deserve even a cameo appearance in Karan Johar's last directorial ‘Student Of The Year'.
And similar approach is going to be witnessed in Dharma Production's flicks covering next two years and it's going to have other big Khan- Salman & Aamir, Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Emraan Hashmi and lastly Ranbir Kapoor with no Shah Rukh Khan.
According to media report, Karan didn't approached Shah Rukh for any of his four to five flicks creating a buzz for a soar relationship between the two. Have a look at his projects:
Shuddhi- The flick is going to be Salman Khan's comeback in Dharma Production after ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and will be directed by Karan Malhotra. After reputedly being denied by Hrtihik Roshan, Johar even approached Aamir Khan but finally it was Salman who won the race. Shah Rukh didn't come in the frame for once.
Brothers- The official remake of the Hollywood flick with the same title is going to have Sidharth Malhotra and for the first time ever Khiladi Kumar-Akshay in the lead role. The flick once again will be directed by Karan Malhotra.
Badtameez Dil- Serial Kisser Emraan Hashmi too for the first time ever will be working with Karan Johar and will be romancing Kareena Kapoor Khan. Badtameez Dil will be directed by Akshay Roy.
Ram Lakhan- Recently announced was a big news by the coveted house that the 1989 super hit will be remade and none other than action master Rohit Shetty is going to direct it. Speculations are that Gunday duo Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor will be Ram and Lakhan in the remake.
KJo's another venture will have Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and will be directed by Ayan Mukherji while other flick will star Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan.
So, while new members are joining in the family, Karan Johar seems to have diluted the relationship with the older ones.
What the reason behind it is not clearly known but one thing is sure that the long association between Karan and SRK is on its extreme edge!