Aiming for the Stars

Think, Karan Johar says, of "a Hollywood release starring Sean Connery, Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio." And then add Audrey Hepburn, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson. That's what the 29-year-old director aimed for with Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham (Sometimes There's Joy, Sometimes Sorrow), which features three generations of India's brightest movie stars in one of Bollywood's most expensive productions ever. In an industry that churns out some 500 films a year, few motion pictures have attracted as much positive prerelease buzz. "This is our Harry Potter," says Amit Khanna, president of the All India Film Producers Council.

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