As Aditya Chopra turned 50, Karan Johar shared over a two-decade-old snapshot, which was clicked by Shah Rukh Khan when the two were 'doing uncle duties' for baby Aryan Khan.
Aditya Chopra in a rare photo shared by Karan Johar
On Friday, Aditya Chopra turned 50. Considering the prevailing situation, there was no celebration to mark the milestone, but even in better times, B-Town’s invisible man would not have been party-hearty. Buddy filmmaker Karan Johar shared over a two-decade-old snapshot, which was clicked by Shah Rukh Khan when the two were “doing uncle duties” for baby Aryan. Karan Johar on his Instagram handle and shared a post describing Aditya as an 'unstoppable visionary' and busted myths about Aditya's existence in jest since the filmmaker has rarely been seen in public. Karan wrote in the caption, "And just like that he's 50! So many memories ... so many movies... so many moments... He remains an unstoppable visionary! Silently and solidly takes on the studio mantle and creates barometers for everyone! Happy birthday to my mentor, best friend and chachu to my kids! Love you so much Adi! ( yes yes he exists!!) [sic]"
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The post by Karan was an old picture captured in Goa which had the two filmmakers in frame with Karan holding up a kid with him, which he hinted in the caption might be Aryan Khan since the click was credited to Shah Rukh Khan. Karan detailed, "pic courtesy @iamsrk with us being dutiful uncles in goa! Two decades ago!". Interestingly, Aditya's directorial debut 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' featured Shah Rukh in the lead while Karan essayed a cameo in this film. Recently, Karan, in association with Cornerstone Agency, launched a collaborative space to promote budding talent. The new venture is called DCA. This move has now made Karan's Dharma Productions, the second Bollywood production house after Aditya's Yash Raj Films to have a talent management wing.
Recently, YRF completed 50 years, Aditya Chopra gave the entire budget of Yash Raj Films (YRF) 50 years celebration to aid the industry and daily-wage earners, at a time when the country is battling with the deadly second wave of Covid-19. YRF completed 50 years in 2020, and Chopra had plans to celebrate the milestone event globally. With the second wave of the pandemic shutting down the film industry again, he had decided to give the YRF 50 budget for the cause.