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"Script ready to launch Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi", says Karan Johar

07, Jan 2017 By Amrut Thobbi

Even as the Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor welcomed their new-born Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, renowned filmmaker Karan Johar has already announced new projects featuring the future hero.


Having a reputation of launching star kids, Johar is very eager to sign baby Taimur for a movie he plans to release in 2037. The director has in fact kept a few drafts for a romantic story ready which he plans to show to Taimur on his 20th birthday.

But there is one thing that is bothering the filmmaker. Whom to cast opposite Taimur? The Koffee With Karan host is hoping that some star couple gives birth to a baby girl who can be signed for the future project. One source close to Karan Johar told our reporter, “Karan is right now working hard on different names for Taimur’s role like Raj, Rahul, Rohit, etc. Getting script, supporting cast, music director and other things is easy. What’s difficult is to get star kids who can be launched swiftly in making super hit movies.”

Johar’s plans don’t begin and end with a movie for Taimur. The filmmaker has even planned promotional activities for the project. According to the source, Taimur and the female lead will first appear on Koffee With Karan to promote their movie.

“See, they may be star kids but they’re still kids at the end of the day. Everyone needs a godfather in this industry and who better than Karan to show them the right path?” the source told our reporter. When Taimur’s birth became news, Johar didn’t waste any time in rushing to the hospital. According to sources, the filmmaker succeeded in booking the future dates of the Saif-Kareena son.

Minutes after congratulating Saif, the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director discussed various scripts for Taimur with the father. “A star is born,” Johar exclaimed as he emerged from the hospital with a wide smile.

(Amrut Thobbi is an editor by profession, satirist by heart and useless as a person. You can follow him at @amrutti on Twitter or Amrut Thobbi on Facebook. He blogs here)