"As a producer Karan is lenient enough to give you whatever you want. The advantage is that he is also a director. As far as the space is concerned, he didn't come on the sets even once. As a producer, he gives you everything you want," Malhotra said.
Malhotra had earlier directed I Hate Luv Storys under Karan Johar's banner.
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, which is slated to release on November 22, features Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead.
Malhotra, who had assisted Karan in movies like Kal Ho Naa Ho and Dostana, describes Gori Tere Pyaar Mein as a "fun film". But he is not targeting Rs.100-crore marks.
"Rs.100 crore depends on a lot of factors. The canvas of the film leads it to that zone. Ours is definitely not in that zone. It's a fun film," said Malhotra.