Posted On Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 08:57:56 AM
Launching three newcomers, especially when they hail from the industry, is surely a daunting task. But Karan Johar, the selfproclaimed ‘father’ figure, handled it with élan.
At the first public appearance of the three youngsters, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan, who make their debut in Karan’s Student Of The Year, the filmmaker played not just a doting daddy but also a gracious host.
Apart from their director daddy Karan, the debutants had their own family to cheer for them. Varun had his mum, daddy David and filmmaker brother Rohit beside him. Siddharth had his filmmaker brother Punit and uncle Manish cheering for him.
For Alia, though her father Mahesh Bhatt couldn’t make it, mum Soni Razdan was present at the event. Also present at the event was the entire Dharma clan –– Ayan Mukerji, Karan Malhotra and even Tarun Mansukhani.
Interestingly, Karan’s mum Hiroo Johar, who generally strays away from trailer launch events, made an exception this time around. Karan kept up his witty banter throughout the do. Sample this: “I dressed up in a similar blazer (like the youngsters) so that I look a bit younger.
But now that is impossible since, like a fool, I threw a big bash announcing my fortieth birthday,” said Karan. Amongst the three newcomers, Varun looked the best equipped as far as facing the media was concerned.