We need more multiplexes, single screen theatres, says Karan Johar

Bahubali poster

Bahubali poster

If films have to reach all people across the country then there is a need for more multiplexes and single screen theatres to come up in the country, said Filmaker Karan Johar.

Karan Johar who is multi talented as director, screenwriter, reality dance show judge — sought government support for the film industry.

“Holiday periods are blocked (for film releases) as it brings in more money. Earlier two-three films used to release at the same time…like ‘Dil’ and ‘Ghayal’ or ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Gaddar’ – all these films were successful. We need more infrastructure… need more multiplexes..  single screen theatres. We need government support. We need to control budget,” he told reporters.

Karan Johar was talking to reporters at the song launch of ‘Bahubali’. The Bollywood filmmaker is presenting ace Telugu director S S Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Bahubali’ in Hindi.

Karan Johar said he is a huge fan of Rajamouli’s work and was happy to attach his name to the noted director’s film. “We don’t have a filmmaker like him (Rajamouli) here (in Bollywood) who can make films on such a huge canvas… putting 3-4 years of his life in one project,” he said.

“There are few filmmakers like him (Rajamouli) who will give three-four years for one film. We need such actors as well.”

The ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ director said he is open to present more south films in Hindi provided the content is good. ‘Babubali’, a war flick in Telugu starring Rana Dagubatti, Prantas, Anushka Shetty and Tamaannah Bhatia, is set to release on July 10.

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