Mumbai, July 3 -- A few days back, Shah Rukh Khan - after being impressed by Fukrey - invited the cast members to his house for dinner. A couple of days ago, Karan Johar extended a similar invitation to the cast and crew of Lootera, after watching the film. The filmmaker, who couldn't stop praising Vikramaditya Motwane's film, invited the entire team to Nido, a restaurant near his home in Bandra, to have dinner with them.
"It was a very surprising gesture, but he wanted to encourage the young team behind the film," says a unit member. Karan adds, "Yes, I invited them for dinner. Generally, when you're happy about something, you celebrate it, and that was the idea. We had a great time."
Calling Vikram one of the finest filmmakers in Bollywood, Karan says he's been left speechless by the film. "It's not every day that we get to see an impressive love story. He has extracted terrific performances from Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha (the lead pair). They should both be proud that at such a young age, they have come up with such powerful performances," he says. "We haven't seen such a love story on celluloid in a long time. Kudos to Ekta (Kapoor; co-producer) and Vikram for it."
Ask him if he'd offer Vikram a chance to direct films under his home banner, Dharma Productions, and Karan says, "I'd love to have him on board. In fact, I'd told him that even after watching his first film, Udaan (2010), so let's see."