On the occasion of his 52nd birthday, Karan Johar announced that he is set to direct a new film.

The filmmaker took to his Instagram profile to announce the news. He posted a picture of himself holding a script. On the front cover, it said: ‘Untitled narration draft. Directed by Karan Johar. 25th May 2024.’

This left netizens excited as many rushed to comment underneath the post. YouTuber Prajakta Kohli gushed: “Yesssss.”

One fan commented: “Please bring back SRK and Kajol.” Another fan added: “And it’s a good day.”

Meanwhile, many users wished Karan a happy birthday. In December 2023, Karan Johar opened up about how he wished to direct more films.

He is also the head of Dharma Productions – one of Bollywood’s leading film production banners. Karan said: “Being a studio head, you have many responsibilities and I wanted to direct more often.

“My primary passion is being a director. When I sleep at night, I think of stories, I don’t think of conversations I have on a talk show.

“I want to be remembered as a filmmaker.” Karan began his career as a director with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. 

The film was released in 1998. Since then, Karan has directed seven films.

He also delved into the global impression that Indian movies were all about song and dance. Karan continued: “Yes, we make song and dance movies and we are proud of them.

“But there are stories made in so many languages and from so many parts of India that are beautiful and should be viewed by audiences. Thank God streaming services are bringing it to the world.

“The world needs to wake up to Indian stories and storytelling.” Karan last directed ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’ in 2023.

In September 2020, Karan confirmed that a real-life family scandal he faced inspired the story. He said: “I remember there was an incident that happened in my family where a member of my family had dementia and he had gone back into his past love.

“Only thing is he was a married man and he kept taking the name of this one lady who happened to be his family member as well. It was a scandal and then the truth came out that he was actually having an affair.

“It was only that he was talking about the relationship at age 80 and the lady who he was having an affair with was age 84 at that time. And his wife is 79.”

Karan Johar is also the host of the popular talk show ‘Koffee With Karan’, which he has been presenting since 2004.