Sudhir Mishra defends Karan Johar after Vivek Agnihotri calls him “leader of Bollywood”
Filmmakers Sudhir Mishra and Vivek Agnihotri recently participated in a podcast where they were discussing their contemporaries in the Bollywood industry. Agnihotri referred to Karan Johar as the “leader” of Bollywood, which Mishra defended. Agnihotri expressed that neither Johar’s content nor the Indian middle class accurately reflects the feelings of real India. Mishra responded by stating that Johar has every right to be in the industry as he runs a production company. He added that Johar has given breaks to many young filmmakers, including his ex-assistant Nikkhil Advani. Agnihotri and Mishra hold different filmmaking approaches, but both wished Johar well, hoping he will make great films for the industry to prosper.
In their discussion, Vivek Agnihotri and Sudhir Mishra touched upon the topic of Karan Johar’s role in the film industry. Vivek referred to Johar as the “leader” of Bollywood, which Sudhir defended by saying that Johar is a valid filmmaker who has every right to be in the business.
However, Vivek went on to criticize Johar’s content, stating that it does not accurately reflect the feelings of real India. He also claimed that the Indian middle class does not subscribe to the mentality shown on Johar’s show “Koffee with Karan.”
Sudhir responded by saying that Johar runs a production company in the business and has every right to be there, just like any other filmmaker. He also pointed out that Johar has given a break to many young people in the industry, including his ex-assistant Nikkhil Advani.
The conversation between the two filmmakers highlights the ongoing debate in the Indian film industry about the kind of content that is being produced. While some argue that filmmakers like Johar are creating content that resonates with the younger generation, others feel that it does not accurately depict the reality of India.
As Bollywood continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how filmmakers like Johar adapt to changing audience preferences and sensibilities.
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