Karan Johar is one filmmaker whose name and fame is on par with the glitzy star cast he ensembles in his movies. A writer, director, occasional actor, columnist, designer, tv anchor, Karan dons various hats. Isn’t it then obvious that the office space of this creative maestro has to be as quirky as him? But looks like, Karan’s taste is pretty basic and understated compared to his lavish movie sets.
Karan and Dharma Productions’ CEO Apoorva Mehta were looking for a sprawling new office to keep pace with their growing business. They approached ace designer Simone Dubash Pandole , who although experienced in designing homes for affluent families, had zero experience in designing a Bollywood office. Karan, on the contrary, had no plans to make it into a pure Bollywood space. He wanted basic gray, beige, and glass mixed with an understated feeling of his mushy romantic movies along with an element of quirkiness.
Hence came this marquee designed background spelling DHARMA in bright colors between all grays and blacks.
This is Dharma’s conference room where all the magic happens in the middle of creative brainstorming sessions.
This is the make-up room where literally the magic happens!
This is one of the cabins in the office with sideboards, batman, and fun, quirky eye catchers.
The understated theme is evident in the lobby, lounging room as well. The tan leather sofas perfectly complement the white walls.
This is the wall of Karan’s legacy.
Karan’s own office space is 650 square feet. It contains a seating lounge, and a separate workspace with a large table, sofas, and chairs. The major attraction is this giant chair with ”Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham” picture hanging on its wall. Purely, Kjo style! His desk is neat and tidy with piled up scripts and magazines on one side. On the other, there is a wall of cabinet with Dharma’s award trophies lined up.
And finally, all the colors, vibrancy, and electricity were befallen on this bricked wall designed by Delhi-based graffiti artist Arjun Bahl. This is placed in the cafeteria to bring out some fun in the office. All right, so where do these guys post job openings?