Mumbai: Producer-director Karan Johar has taken to blogging. Johar’s blog is called www.mynameiskaran.com. Incidentally, his next directorial venture is also titled similarly – My Name Is Khan.
On his blog, Johar says, "My film is finally titled My Name is Khan (alvida, ‘K’) and it stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. This is my first official announcement."
Incidentally, the names of all Johar directed films till date began with the letter K, namely Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
However, Johar is not the first director to get blogging. Directors like Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Kashyap, Hansal Mehta, Santosh Sivan and Onir have been blogging for long on a website called www.passionforcinema.com, where they discuss issues, put forth their viewpoints and interact with each other. Ram Gopal Varma also tried his hand at blogging.
While among the actors, it was the quintessential Aamir Khan who started the trend in Bollywood, the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and even Salman Khan followed suit.
Johar will be posting on his blog as and when he can. However, it is unlikely that the frequency will be as high as that of Aamir Khan’s entries on his blog.
Johar’s Dharma Productions is working on four films at present. Dostana, directed by Tarun Mansukhani, stars Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra with Bobby Deol in a special role. The film is slated for release by 2008 end.
The second film is the animated version of his directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, which is titled Kootchie Kootchie Hota Hain. This will also be directed by Mansukhani and co-produced with Prana Studios. The film will have voices of Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji.
The fourth film, which is yet untitled, will be directed by Rensil D’Silva and star Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi. This film will go on the floors in October 2008.