'It Made My Day And My Year' — Karan Johar On Receiving The Best Birthday Gift From Manish & Punit Malhotra

Avya Sharma , 26 May 2020
Manish Malhotra and Karan Johar outside Natasha Dalal's residence (Source: Yogen Shah)
Manish Malhotra and Karan Johar outside Natasha Dalal’s residence (Source: Yogen Shah)

It is of common knowledge that ace filmmaker Karan Johar is a social butterfly and loves a great party. But he could not celebrate his 48th birthday with his dear friends due to the nationwide lockdown. To make his day memorable and special, Bollywood’s favourite fashion designer Manish Malhotra and his nephew Punit Malhotra gifted KJo a video compilation of messages from his friends and family. How cute, no?

Karan took to his Instagram to reveal that Manish planned the super special video with messages from his closest friends. Calling it ‘the best present’, he wrote a heartfelt caption showing his gratitude and love towards him. He also thanked Punit who helped execute and edit the 1 hour 5 mins long video.

Have a look at the post here:

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I turned 48 yesterday and was overwhelmed with all the love and wishes that were showered on me..I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friendships around me that are beyond family to me and mine today ….yesterday my dearest and closest friend @manishmalhotra05 made a video for me with messages from my close friends and family…it was the best present I could have ever received …he has been relentlessly following up with everyone for the past week and i was overwhelmed with emotion watching it….it made my day and my year and many years ahead as well….thank you Manish for this will cherish it all my life….I love you so much!!! Have known and been close to you for 28 years now!!!! Big thank you to my bacha @punitdmalhotra who helped execute and edit this video ( that was 1 hour 5 minutes long) i love you Punit and I can totally believe how Manish must have sat on your head 😂😂😂 ! Both of you are in my heart forever! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Within minutes, KJo’s post was flooded with comments from his friends and fans. Manish’s comment read “Karan you are truly special to us and we all love you very much,” while Punit commented, “Oh sweet Karan. You’re just the bestest. And we had so many of your friends validate that. So much love for you. Just so happy that you liked it! Love.”

The director shares a close bond with both Manish and his nephew Punit. In Karan and Manish’s 28 years old friendship, they have worked together in a number of films namely — Dostana, Student Of The Year, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Kal Ho Naa Ho, I Hate Luv Storys, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

On the professional front, Karan Johar had scheduled to resume the last leg of the shoot of his magnum opus Takht after the lockdown gets over. Takht boasts of an ensemble cast including some big names from the industry namely, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar in pivotal roles.

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