Karan Johar is currently in Germany representing India at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. The festival had Karan Johar talking about the Indian film market and Indo-European film collaboration. Honouring the ace filmmaker, a German chamber orchestra played songs from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the film which marked his debut as a director in 1998. Karan Johar said this on twitter to thank them, “Was so excited and honoured to see this!!!!!

Later, Karan even spoke about the panel that he moderated at the film festival. He said, “We discussed that we are open for business and we also spoke about how Indian cinema has come of age… the new age content. Indian filmmakers are pushing the envelope. There are misconceptions around Indian cinema that has time and again been proven wrong in the last decade and beyond, that we are not just a song and dance film-making nation.”

He further added, “Someone asked me ‘Are you still running around trees’? I am like these misconceptions are almost annoying now because many films have broken new ground and are continuing to leave an impact in Europe,” said the owner of the popular banner Dharma Productions. He elaborated: “Films like The Lunchbox did phenomenally well in Europe, what’s happening in China with Aamir Khan’s film Dangal, and a Telugu film like Baahubali which went about breaking new grounds. There are several films that are being spoken about.