Clearly, Karan, who was in the
capital Wednesday to host the Chivas Studio Spotlight as the brand
ambassador of Chivas Regal, likes to keep his offerings varied.
After the intense "My Name Is Khan", Dharma Productions
is now ready with the Imran Khan-Sonam Kapoor-starrer "I
Hate Luv Storys", with dollops of romance and aimed at
the young at heart.
"I am so looking forward to 'I Hate Luv Storys'. It releases
July 2. It is a fresh pairing. It's an exciting young film by
a debut director (Punit Malhotra). It's a young, popcorn fun
film with lots of love and mush and all the stuff that Dharma
Productions has always stood for. We had deviated (with 'My
Name Is Khan'), but are now back at it again," he said
with a grin.
Up next in Karan's production ventures after "I Hate Luv
Storys" will be the Indian adaptation of Chris Columbus'
1998 comedy drama "Stepmom". It is a heartwarming
tale about a divorcee coping with the new woman in her ex-husband's
life and the problems they face to find a common ground of understanding.
The Hindi remake has been directed by Siddharth Malhotra and
features actors Kareena Kapoor, Kajol and Arjun Rampal.
"The adaptation of 'Stepmom' is ready for release in October,
but we haven't titled it yet. We are hoping we have a brainwave
of a title soon," said Karan.
The sequel to "Dostana" is ready to roll in August;
a remake of his father's 1990 hit "Agneepath" is also
in the pipeline. What's the update?
"As for the 'Agneepath' remake, we are waiting to cast
it before we launch it. The script is ready; we are just giving
it finishing touches before we approach the lead actors."
Any actors in mind?
"Of course they are on our mind... but we are not going
to reveal them to you," he signed off.