Karan Johar has made a lot of people’s acting careers in Bollywood. However, he has never been able to make one for himself [In terms of acting, of course].
All that we remember seeing of his acting is his cameo in DDLJ (the experience of which, he wanted to “erase”) and his full-fledged role as Kaizad Khambatta in Bombay Velvet.
However, the jokes we’ve all heard about Karan Johar’s acting in Bombay Velvet say a lot about his performance.
In fact, he acknowledges the fact that he doesn’t do so well at acting.
“No one offered me a single role after that, not even a bad one that I could refuse,” he quipped in a conversation at the Toronto International Film Festival.
But why are we going on about Karan Johar’s acting? You’ll see.
Remember we told you we discover hidden treasures while whiling away our time on the internet? Last time we discovered a very awkward video of Esha Deol and Priyanka Chopra.
And this time, it’s the well-renowned director, Karan Johar’s hidden treasure that we’ve been fortunate enough to lay our eyes on.
We found him acting in a Sci-Fi drama, titled Indradhanush, directed by Anand Mahendroo (who gifted us Dekh Bhai Dekh). Karan plays the role of Srikant who’s the protagonist, Appu’s friend.
The show, that aired on Indian Television in 1989, revolves around four school students who aim to build a computer.
Not only do these kids successfully build a computer, albeit stealthily, but also succeed in inviting trouble for themselves.
Although he isn’t in the lead role, Karan Johar is to look out for. I mean, the hoity-toity director that we now know appears as a rather shabby school kid in the show.
We wonder why we never knew about this! Anyway, you can check out the 13-episode season of Indradhanush here, on YouTube.
Tell us what you think!