At the trailer launch event of his upcoming film Jug Jugg Jeeyo, Karan Johar opened up about the ongoing debate between the north and south films and said that he doesn’t believe in such things. He further praised Prashanth Neel And SS Rajamouli for setting up new standards in Indian Cinema.
Karan Johar on Hindi and South film debate
After the successful run of KGF Chapter 2 and RRR in the theaters, a lot has been said and talked about the difference between Hindi films and Southern industry films. Various celebs including Salman Khan had joined the debate and given their thoughts. Karan Johar, recently at the trailer launch of Jugjugg Jeeyo, went on to speak about the same.
Karan went on to say that there is no contest between the films from the ‘north’ and ‘south’. He further said that films like Pushpa, RRR, and KGF: Chapter 2 have raised the standards for Indian cinema. The filmmaker also added that films like Gangubai Kathiawadi and Bhool Bhoolaiyaa 2 have done great business.
“We can proudly say that we are a part of Indian Cinema. When the business of RRR, KGF, and Pushpa did so well, we can say that it is Indian cinema. We are proud of all those films, we are proud of Indian cinema. They have raised the bar of the Indian cinema. Prashanth Neel, SS Rajamouli, Sukumar, and KGF all that has completely told us how big our standard can be and how far we can reach,” said Karan.
He further said that filmmakers from every part of India have to be one collective unit. He then recalled how SS Rajamouli has mentioned multiple times that there should be one cinema- the Indian Cinema. “The best cross over is the cross over that happened recently is that when the South has done such extensive business in the north. That is crossover. Going to any festival, winning an Oscar doesn’t matter to us. We want to grow as Indian cinema and that has been proven time and again,” added Johar.
He ended his address by saying that he also wants that films made in every language should work at the box office.
“When we specified Hindi, it is really a function of technicality. Gangubai Kathiawadi has done solid business well last week, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has done a solid opening. We hope and wish that Jug Jugg Jeeyo also becomes a part of that list. We also want that films made in every language should work and so should our films,” he concludes.