During the Express Adda, Karan Johar expressed his delight at Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2’s performance, which is approaching the Rs 400 crore mark in the domestic market.
Karan Johar, who is currently reveling in the success of his newest film, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, believes that Bollywood was simply going through a lean spell in the last couple of years and that the business would always bounce back. He also expressed his delight at the success of Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2, which is approaching the Rs 400 crore mark in India.
Speaking about people tearing down the Hindi cinema business and dismissing Hindi filmmakers, Karan stated that this is not the first time the industry has encountered adversity. “I never thought there was any problem with what Bollywood was doing,” said Anant Goenka, Executive Director of The Indian Express, and film critic Shubhra Gupta at the Express Adda event in Mumbai on Monday. We’d had tough years in the past, and we were about to have another one or two. It does not imply that you should boycott Bollywood, that they are dead, or that the South is taking over. The south is fantastic. What they are accomplishing is incredible.”
The filmmaker emphasized how, with SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, he was among the first to present a South Indian film in the northern markets. “I was the first one who went to Rajamouli sir with all reverence in my heart and wanted to present Baahubali,” he remarked. I’m completely smitten with them. Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam film have catered to varied types of audiences and done it with great passion. As a result, I hold a high regard for them. But I also have great admiration for the storytellers in our (Hindi) movies.”