Karan Johar is going to Davos, Switzerland. And not to shoot for a film, but the director has been invited to attend the prestigious World Economic Forum annual meeting this year. A source told a publication, “The global event will take place in Davos Klosters, Switzerland, from January 17 to 20. At the same event, Karan has been invited as a ‘cultural leader’, an honour which is a first for a Bollywood personality.

This year, the theme of the event is ‘Responsive and Responsible Leadership’, and Karan has been sent an invitation for the same. He is likely to leave for Switzerland early next week.”

Johar will not be the first Bollywood star to attend. Amitabh Bachchan has also graced the platform in the past as have other celebrities like AR Rahman and Mallika Sarabhai. Karan says, “I am honoured to be invited as one of the cultural leaders on this prolific platform. Representing my country and reflecting my ethos and the sentiments of my land on a global level is always exhilarating and empowering. Also, it’s a solid meeting ground of minds and personalities, which I am looking forward to engulf and experience fully.”