Karan Johar is now opening up about his upcoming ADHM and he let us in on some secrets while at MAMI.
He said that today’s generation is bored of seeing character names like Raj, Rahul and Anjali and hence decided a very different name for his characters in ADHM. He chose the name Dharam for Ranbir but later realised that Aditya Chopra had selected the same name for Ranveer Singh in ‘Befikre’.
He says, “Adi (Aditya Chopra) and I had kept the same character name – Dharam. I realized we have the same name hence we thought of changing. Ayan is RK’s friend so that is it. He couldn’t be Raj or Rahul because this generation is different. Alizeh is my cousin’s name. Salman’s niece’s name is also that. I have always liked that name. And Saba just happened.”
People anyways get confused with the names Ranveer and Ranbir in reality, to have the same situation on screen would have been a bothersome one!