Karan Johar Says If Bollywood Made Films Like ‘KGF’, They Would Be ‘Lynched’, Twitter Divided

In recent years we have seen a rise in the nationwide popularity of Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. Films like Baahubali, RRR, Pushpa, and KGF have broken records like no other. It has also irked the audience to make a comparison between them and Bollywood films.

Karan Johar, in an interview with critic Anupama Chopra, expressed that had Bollywood made a film like KGF, they would have been “lynched”.

 

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Hindustan Times quoted him saying:

“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 toh?”

He went on to add that Bollywood isn’t given “any kind of leeway” and that they are trying to be “somebody else”, causing their work to spill all over the place.

“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.”

However, his comment divided desi Twitter who came forward with their opposing views.


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On one hand, there were fans who challenged Bollywood filmmakers to make a film like KGF and then talk.

On the other hand, there were people who completely agreed with him and said that Bollywood gets unnecessary hate. After all, look at the response that the Brahmastra trailer got.

Do you agree with what Karan Johar has to say here?

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