Karan Johar turns 45; birthday plans revealed


Karan Johar, one of Bollywood’s most loved filmmakers turns 45 on Thursday. While his birthdays have always been special for this party-lover, this time it is all the more special as it is Karan’s first birthday as a father.

Karan became a proud dad to twin kids Yash and Roohi in February this year. Add to this the phenomenal worldwide success of ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, presented by his banner Dharma productions – Karan is on cloud nine at the moment.

The ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ director loves to party and was recently quoted as saying by a leading daily, “…But I love my birthday, opening and receiving [gifts], and especially, all the importance, attention and everything else. I have always been like that, at least since I was two. So it’s been 43 years of me being excited about it…”

This year also is no exception and a big celebration is on the cards. According to reports, Karan will be hosting a grand party for his Bollywood friends in his house tonight. The guest list includes his best friend superstar Shah Rukh Khan, ace designer Manish Malhotra, Malaika Arora and sister Amrita Arora Ladak, Kareena Kapoor and husband Saif Ali Khan and his protégés Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.

Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma and Parineeti Chopra among others are also among the invitees.

Karan apparently returned from London yesterday and personally called up his industry friends to invite them for his birthday bash. Reportedly, a dance floor has been set up at his apartment, along with a DJ and a bar for the big night.

His babies – Yash and Roohi won’t be a part of the party as it begins late night and they will be fast asleep in their rooms upstairs. The party will be held at the lower level so as not to disturb the kids.