Karan Johar&’s love sagas and family dramas flows so seamlessly on the screen and brings such varied emotions that it manages to sweep the audiences off their feet. But when it came to acting, the filmmaker chose a completely contrasting script – he decided to turn evil for Anurag Kashayp&’s much talked about film Bombay Velvet.

He is not only one of the surprise elements in the film, his grand entry in the promos gives one chills.

So, the big question is — was Karan comfortable playing a villain?

“For me, being an actor was both surreal and exciting,” said Karan, who was earlier seen in a guest role in super hit movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

“And I had no problem being directed by Anurag. Our cinematic sensibilities are completely contrasting, so opposites attracted in the best way possible. I feel he has taught me a lot; it was like being in a film school. I enjoyed being on the other side of the camera,” added the 42-year-old.

Karan is not the first director to face the camera as a bad boy.

A new trend has been catching up off late with directors pulling off powerful villains on the big screen!

Tigmanshu Dhulia played an apt villain in the cult film Gangs Of Wasseypur, so did Amol Gupte in Kaminey.

Kashyap says a director actually is a very good actor and that “only a director can understand that…”

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Karan Johar and I am sure he will surprise you all when you will see him in the film,” added the director who had himself played a child abuser in Onir’s episodic film I AM

Set in the 1960s of Mumba, Bombay Velvet stars Ranbir Kaporo in the lead role and is set to hit the screens on May 15.