Karan Johar, in his latest episode of Koffee With Karan 7, brought Laal Singh Chaddha actors Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan together. Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan appeared on Koffee With Karan 7. The trio spoke about Laal Singh Chaddha, and the South vs North debate, among other things.
He held Aamir Khan responsible for the tonality shift in Bollywood that the South cinema possesses. Aamir Khan said that Karan’s perception is wrong and explained that his films have always catered to the mass. He also highlighted what the filmmakers are missing these days.
In conversation with Aamir, the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director said, “There’s been so much success that some of the South Industry films have offered us in terms of Baahubali, RRR, KGF, and Pushpa and some of our films that haven’t been working. Is there a shift that’s happened in our movies recently in terms of like there’s a tonality that KGF has or Pushpa has that actually Hindi cinema used to have? We actually let go of it and you’re responsible for it.”
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Explaining the reason why he finds Aamir is responsible for all this, Karan said, ” In the year 2001 you came up with two films Dil Chahta Hai and Lagaan, both had new sensibilities, both had a new syntax in cinema then after that you came up with a film Rang De Basanti in 2006, then you made Taare Zameen Par right after that, with the result you started making a certain audience and filmmakers.”
Aamir Khan had a mature take on this and said that Karan Johar’s perception was wrong. Explaining his stance, Aamir said, “You are wrong. All of my films are Hindi films, heartland films. All these films had emotions that touched the common man. Taare Zameen Par is connected with every household where there is a child. Rang De Basanti touched the grassroots-level audience. I’m not saying you make an action films or crude films. Make a good film, but choose a topic that’s relevant today. Every filmmaker has the freedom to choose the subject. But when you pick a topic in which the bulk of India is not interested, then your film remains a niche film. And that’s a choice you made right when you were starting the film. Most of us do not realize this.”
Apart from that, the fifth episode of Karan’s chat show ended on a very happy note, with the Sarfarosh actor winning the rapid-fire round with 73% votes of the live audience and with Kareena winning the quick buzzer round with a majority of 15 points in her kitty.
Aamir Khan will be seen next in director Advait Chandan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. The film is the official remake of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. The film is all set to grace the screens on August 11. Laal Singh Chaddha features Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh in key roles.