Karan Johar Believes That Bollywood Films Have More Passion When Compared To South Asian Cinema
Bollywood director Karan Johar has frequently spoken out on the business and current trends in the sector. In light of the ongoing North vs. South debate, Karan stated that the Bollywood industry’s slower pace is primarily due to its constant need for validation and the associated paid PR.
Karan claimed in a news outlet interview that South Asian filmmakers “do not seek confirmation” and have “ample conviction” in their works. He believes that Bollywood directors, like himself, are victims of all the things they ought to have been eschewing, such as sponsored PR, groupthink, and herd mentality. He continued by saying that southern directors have a lot of conviction and faith in their sensibility, which is just not evident in a lot of northern movies, which merely follow whatever trend is trendy.
Karan went on to discuss how, when he chose to venture into a different type of filmmaking from what he had previously been producing, he asked for approval from others. “I tried to win accolades with My Name is Khan when I saw films like Lagaan getting nominated at the Oscars, but I soon realized that I was neither here nor there with my films, so I went back to making the films I was passionate about.”
Regarding his professional endeavours, Karan is presently working on his upcoming film, “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani,” which will star Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. The movie is expected to be released in 2019. Jugjugg Jeeyo will soon be released, and producer Karan is preparing for it. Along with Maniesh Paul and Prajakta Koli, the movie stars Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor. Along with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Amitabh Bachchan, he produced Ayan Mukerji’s “Brahmastra.”