Did Karan Johar take a jab at Nawazuddin Siddiqui's thoughts on the success of RRR and KGF Chapter 2?

  • May 23, 2022, 12:34 p.m.

Producer Karan Johar opened up on the recent pan-India blockbuster RRR, KGF Chapter 2's success in north India, and said that we shouldn't compete with each other, and celebrate the global acceptance of "Indian" films. 

Among others, Karan who was present at the trailer launch of his upcoming production venture, Jug Jugg Jeeyo, was asked about his views on regional films like RRR and KGF Chapter 2 overtaking Bollywood. Karan instantly replied to the query, saying, "Hum bahut garv ke saath keh sakte hai ki hum Hindustani cinema ka hissa hai." So when RRR, Pushpa, and KGF have done wonders at the box office, we can proudly say it is Indian cinema. We are proud of all those films. They have taken our cinema to a new level. Prashanth Neel, sir, Rajamouli saab, and Sukumar have proved that we can go so much further. " 

Karan further quipped about whether he sees regional movies as a competition to Bollywood. Karan replied, "There is no competition between the same industry. How can there be?" We have to be one collective unit. In fact, the best crossover is the one that happened when films from the south did such expansive business in the north. This is the best crossover. Going to any festival and winning an Oscar doesn't really matter to us. We have to develop an Indian cinema, and that has been proved time and time again. 

Karan's remark on the film festivals contradicts Nawazuddin Siddiqui's views about the recent pan-India blockbusters. In many instances, Nawazuddin took a dig at South Indian cinema. Even at the Cannes film festival, Siddiqui said that at this festival, cinema is discussed, not box office figures. So, it seems like Karan gave an apt reply to Siddiqui's viewpoint. 

Karan further asserted that he wants Jug Jugg Jeeyo to continue the winning streak in Bollywood. We just want that Hindustani cinema should be on the global map. "Gangubai did so well, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 took such a huge opening, so we just wish that Jug Jugg Jeeyo should also make it to that list. However, we want every regional film to do well. We don't want any language to be compared with each other."

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

Rajdhani delhi representative

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