Dawn - Wednesday August 16, 2017
Karan Johar hosting a MasterClass 'How to direct a big Bollywood dream' at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) on Sunday. The Director has admired to cast the Dangal Star. Johar said, "I don't want to be the one who gave him the bad film... I'm over-nervous."
Johar is very impressed by the versatility of the Aamir Khan and his blockbuster recent movie Dangal and said, "I've yet to make my Lagaan or a Rang De Basanti or a Lage Raho... which I believe are defining iconic films." "the most intelligent cinematic mind" "
Johar put emphasis on the writing of the content, script writing should be reinvent and content should be appealing and entertaining. He also qouted the example of the Baahubali, and said: "We need to reinvent... dependence on stars has to reduce, content has to take over." "I think I should have made many more movies. You start believing that you are so important that you can't fail - nobody is that important. Cinema is bigger than all of us. Last year, I promised myself to lessen the gap, but I'm still crackling with the idea of what to make, because it's the same fear of failure, overestimation about the self that keeps popping up, which I have to fight."