Karan Malhotra, a renowned director in the Indian Film Industry, Bollywood was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is also a screenwriter and a writer. His excellent direction led to the existence of movies like ‘
Agneepath’ and ‘
Brothers’. He is the son of Ravi Malhotra, and his wife is Ekta Pathak Malhotra.
Before debuting as a director in 2012, he worked as an assistant director for ten straight years which included movies like
Jodha Akbar and My Name is Khan. He debuted with the venture, ’Agneepath’ along with
Karan Johar and his production house, Dharma Productions. In 2015, the duo returned with ’Brothers’, a story about two brothers who are up against each other fair and square in a tournament of MMA; this only took place after the audience went gaga over their previous venture, “Agneepath”.
Akshay Kumar and
Sidharth Malhotra were the lead actors and
Jacqueline Fernandez played the lead actress;
Jackie Shroff played the role of Akshay and Sidharth’s father in the movie, “Brother”. The movie was a remake of the 2011 Hollywood movie ’Warrior’ starring
Tom Hardy. The movie released on 14th August 2015. Karan Malhotra has been an expert in his remakes.
First, the remake of the film Agneepath, to which the audience responded well and it was appreciated hence Karan came to the limelight. His next venture “Brothers” was also a remake but it won the hearts of many through the story of two brothers out there against each other in the MMA championship. The whole plot of the movie was very clear, both the brothers went against each other to prove their worth to themselves and to their alcoholic father, and by the end both the brothers forget their vengeance against each other and return united with their father to fulfil his dream of seeing both his sons share the same roof.
He won the Zee Cine Award for Special Award Power-Club
Box Office for the same movie. The director is planning to adapt “The Immortals of Meluha” by
Amish Tripathi and convert it into a movie. However, he already has a venture under his direction i.e. ’Shhuddhi’, which has
Varun Dhawan as its lead actor and
Alia Bhatt as the lead actress. The screenplay for the movie was the joint work of Karan and his wife. The role for the lead actor and actress had gone to different artists before fate landed it in the hands of Varun and Alia. The movie has completed its shoot and is slated for release this Diwali. High hopes are pinned on the project because of its powerful star cast and the buzz that it has already created before its release.