Karan Johar is one of the most witty and intelligent filmmakers of Bollywood. He is Shahrukh Khan's closest friend but he also admires Salman Khan. When Karan was asked recently that who would he have cast in the lead 15 years ago in his upcoming film Student of the Year, he said Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan.
Karan Johar told Emirates, "Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani. But wait, the "Student.." has two male leads, so definitely Salman Khan would be it. He and Shahrukh were the reigning superstars back then."
Talking about Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar said, "Shahrukh is co producing the film (Student Of The Year) but I could never call myself an equal to him. He is emotionally superior and an elder brother to me. Plus he is such a brand power, how could I even think about competing with him as an equal."