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Karan Johar Says “If Bollywood Made KGF, We Would Have Been Lynched” By Critics

Karan Johar says that Bollywood does not have enough freedom as South Indian films get.
by Abdul Azeez | June 18, 2022 19:53 IST
Karan Johar Says “If Bollywood Made KGF, We Would Have Been Lynched” By Critics

KGF Chapter 2, directed by Prashant Neil and starring Yash, is a blockbuster film. The film has been released in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi. KGF Chapter 2 was released on Amazon Prime on May 17th.

 
But director and producer Karan Johar said that if KGF had been in Bollywood, critics would have ‘lynched’ it. Karan's response was in an interview with Film Companion. He also said that South Indian filmmakers have more freedom than Bollywood filmmakers.
 
“When I read the reviews of KGF, I’m like if we made this, we would be lynched. But here, everybody is like ‘Oh it was a celebration, a party and it was. I loved it. I loved it with all my heart. But I feel hum yeh banaate to? (If we had made this, then?);” said Karan Johan.
 
Karan's reaction was to talk about the recent failure of Bollywood films and the huge success of South Indian films at the pan-Indian level. Karan's reaction comes against the backdrop of films like RRR, KGF, and Vikram from South India being huge successes and recent Bollywood films being huge failures.
 
Karan also said that Bollywood is trying to be something else.“It’s working both ways. I feel we are also not given any kind of leeway and then we are trying to be somebody else. So, we are all over the place. We are living a dual existence and we have to stop;” Karan Johar added.
 
Meanwhile, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions has acquired the remake rights for Vineeth Sreenivasan's Hridayam. Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios have acquired the Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu remake rights for Hridayam.
 
Jugjugg Jeeyo, which stars Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Maniesh Paul, and debutant Prajakta Koli. One of his most ambitious projects that will hit screens this year is Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva


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