Vastavam web: Filmmaker Karan Johar says whenever he is launching a star kid, his thought is to make then go beyond their name and make their own identity.
Karan is launching Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi and actor Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother, Ishaan, with “Dhadak”, an adaptation of Marathi blockbuster “Sairat”. When asked, what is the most important bit he keeps in mind while launching new talent and especially star kids, Karan told reporters, “That they go beyond their name and make an identity of their own. That’s our responsibility and even theirs.” “There is a word (nepotism), it has run for two years. I wouldn’t even name it because I will be promoting the same concept. I will just say that people are here not because of that name but because of their hardwork.”
“Dhadak” is directed by Shashank Khaitan, who previously helmed “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” and “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”. Khaitan said when he saw “Sairat”, he kept watching the film on loop and was blown away. When it came to the adaptation though, he was “extremely nervous.”When Karan questioned if he was nervous about showing the film to “Sairat” director Nagraj Manjule, Shashank said, “I am extremely excited. I started out with remake of DDLJ, so I am not really scared.”
The film’s music has been composed by Ajay-Atul who were also behind the original soundtrack of “Sairat”. Two songs from the original film “Zingaat” and “Yaad Lagla”, have been retained in the adaptation while two new tracks have been added. “To write it in Hindi and retain the interest for both the songs required a lot of hard work from my side because both the songs are national phenomenon,” lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya said.