He got a jackpot with Baahubali series and that made him a for Telugu producers to look for an association and clean release in Hindi market.
But the producer did not take up KGF Chapter 1 as he had Simbaa releasing at the same time and even SRK's Zero was releasing on the same day, so stayed clear of that competition.
Now, Ram Charan tried to get a word about Megastar Chiranjeevi's Magnum Opus, Sye Raa, which he is producing through SS Rajamouli but Karan Johar said to the team that he has much more on the plate and he can't help them.
But Excel Entertainment and AA films like KGF are getting associated with this one for North Market release. The decision from Karan Johar is more because of the financial equation he sees that doesn't fit him better in the case of Sye Raa, it seems.
He liked the idea behind the film but long delay and more Southern affiliation in Freedom Struggle did not make him too confident, it seems.
With same parameters he may judge RRR too from SS Rajamouli but the producer will watch the movie and decide only after that, it seems.