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Karan Johar Is Hell-Bent On Launching SRK's Son Aryan

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan attend the 'My Name Is Khan' press conference at the Courthouse Hotel on February 3, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

KARACHI -- Karan Johar has always been a bestie to Shah Rukh Khan, but the director now claims that he has called dibs on launching SRK's son, Aryan Khan, when he's ready to step into the glamour industry.

The 43-year-old director said in a recent interview that the 50-year-old actor is beyond family to him, reports the Dawn.

He added, "In fact, my equation with him has moved from him to his kids now. I always tell him that I am going to maintain my youth quotient only because I want to launch Aryan. No one else can launch Aryan but me."

Not only this, Karan credits his career as an esteemed film-maker to SRK, along with Aditya Chopra.

He said, "Shah Rukh was the one who felt that I could be a film-maker. Working with him hasn't just been an honour but a big thing for my career. When he chose me, it was a big deal for me."

Karan further said, "Working with him has taught me everything about movies. His technical expertise and intuition as an actor has made me a better film-maker. It was them who made me realize that perhaps I have the potential to become a director. Otherwise, it didn't cross my mind."

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