In 2014, Anupama Chopra asked director Rohit Shetty about his capacity to hold the common touch and live up to the expectation of the masses. The film director quickly took the opportunity to troll Anupama Chopra for her remark.
Rohit Shetty’s interview
The Rohit Shetty directional comedy movie ‘Cirkus’, featuring actors Ranveer Singh and Varun Sharma hit the theatres on Friday and surprisingly the film has received pale reactions.
Amidst the promotion, an old interview of Rohit Shetty with ‘film critic’ Anupama Chopra has also been doing the rounds of the internet. The video was originally uploaded on the Youtube channel called ‘Film Companion’ on Aug 7, 2014.
In the interview, Anupama Chopra asked director Rohit Shetty about his capacity to maintain the common touch and live up to the expectation of the masses. The film director quickly took the opportunity to troll Anupama Chopra for her remark.
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“Yes, the connection with the common man is very important. That’s what we are losing now. I am talking about the industry or the critics. You go to a Starbucks and you will meet like-minded people,” Shetty remarked.
“And then you’ll feel bad and you’ll support PETA and you’ll support stray dogs. But if a nariyal pani wala (coconut seller) is liking the film, then, you say it’s massy. This is hypocrisy. You guys look down upon massy films (referring to movies that appeal to the common people),” he further stressed.
Rohit Shetty added, “Who is mass? They are poor people. So it is a bad film? It’s not…How you all escape? With due respect to Mr. Yash Chopra, I saw your review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan.”
Taking a dig at Anupama
“You said where will a waiter fall in love with a multi-millionaire? Okay, it will fall into Yash Chopra’s world. Why can’t cars fly in Rohit Shetty’s world? So there is a kind of hypocrisy that ‘We are intellectuals.’ That is there. And it is sad,” he pointed out her hypocrisy.
An embarrassed Anupama Chopra was left with no option but to nod in agreement. “Absolutely. No, your movies can (blow up cars in the air) and they do. Very successfully.”
Here’s the full interview: