With the success of several Pan-India films like RRR, KGF: Chapter 2, Pushpa: The Rise, there is a debate going on about South Indian vs Bollywood films, as Hindi films have failed to impress the audience. Producer/Director Karan Johar, who has also worked in Telugu and Tamil film industry, has now shared his thought on the entire situation. During the trailer launch of Dharma’s upcoming project, Jug Jugg Jeeyo, the filmmaker said that there was no competition as they were all one unit.
As per Deccan Herald, during the trailer launch of Jug Jugg Jeeyo, Karan Johar was asked about the ongoing North vs South debate. Johar told that he was very proud of the success of RRR, KGF 2, Pushpa and that the success of these movies mean that Indian cinema is getting a push ahead. He said, “We can say with a lot of pride that we are a part of Indian cinema. We are proud of ‘RRR’, ‘KGF’ and ‘Pushpa’ which did phenomenal business. These films have raised the bar for Indian films, told us that our standards can be so massive and we can reach so far ahead.”
He added, “Punjabi films, Marathi films have also done well recently, so we don’t want any language (films) to be compared to each other. We are just proud of Indian cinema. We want our cinema to keep marching ahead and being on the entertainment global map.” Further talking about the topic, Johar said, “There’s no competition between the same industry, how can there be? We grow together.”
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