Karan Johar: ‘EMAET’ is the quintessential date film

The Indian film director Karan Johar has said that his upcoming movie Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which will be released on 2012 Valentine’s Day is the quintessential date film.

Karan decided to cast Bollywood super actors Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan.

Bollywood film producer as well as director, Karan Johar’s primary reason for casting Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan together was clear.

Here were two good-looking actors who would make a great-looking couple on cinema screen. It was a casting coup because Imran was the youngest Khan yet to serenade Bebo, and their pairing did get the trade to sit up and take notice. Of course, after a month-long
schedule in Las Vegas, director Shakun Batra realised that these two not only looked good together, they even shared terrific chemistry.

Unveiling the first promo of ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’, a Valentine’s Day 2012 release by Dharma Productions and UTV Motion Pictures, Karan says, “EMAET is the quintessential date film. Shakun has treated it like a slice of life film, but it is a romantic comedy
all the way. Kareena and Imran play Rihaana and Rahul – two diametrically opposite people – who find themselves in a common destination and go on to make the most of it.”

The film’s first promo is peppered with words like ‘sex’ and ‘bum’ and has a youthful appeal to it; and despite their squabbling on screen, the chemistry between Bebo and Imran transcends beautifully. Before launching the promo, Imran confessed that in his
three years in Bollywood, the one actress he has deeply admired is Kareena. “Shakun and I knew that we could make EMAET only with her,” he adds.

Bebo is undoubtedly flattered with all the attention. “My ‘Khan’tastic journey continues. Imran is the youngest Khan I have worked with, and also the sweetest.”

Karan adds, “Dharma’s slate for 2012 is an eclectic mix. We have the intense Agneepath coming out on January 26, and three weeks later we have the fun EMAET.”

Lavishing praise on his young director, Karan adds, “Shakun comes from good stock, having assisted on films like Rock On!! and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. His entire team – including his writers – are so young that the vibe they’ve brought to the film is very infectious.”

Thrilled with music director Amit Trivedi’s compositions, the filmmaker says, “Amit has worked with us on one track for Wake Up Sid. Here he has given us some amazing foot-tapping, youthful tracks.”