Karan Johar is a popular Indian filmmaker and TV personality. He primarily plies his trade in the Bollywood film industry. He had launched the careers of many successful actors under his own Dharma Productions.
Moreover, he is also the recipient of several accolades including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards. He has been honoured with Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India in 2020.
He is the son of producer Yash Johar. Karan made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy-drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) which earned him the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay.
For the unversed, the 50-year-old Mumbai-born had ventured into other avenues of the entertainment industry. He also hosts a television talk show, Koffee with Karan, and a dating show What the Love! Apart from that, he has appeared as a judge on competition reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s Got Talent, India’s Next Superstars.
Karan Johar hits out at actors who ask for Rs 20 cr fee but can’t even assure ₹5 cr opening
Meanwhile, Karan Johar launched a scathing attack on the actors who ask for INR 20 crore fee but can’t even assure INR 5 crore opening at the box office. He also went on to call the Telugu film industry ‘most lucrative.’
On Masters’ Union podcast, Karan Johar said, “Like I told you about Student Of The Year. Like I made a hit film and lost my money. I literally popped a pill every night.”
“I have so much emotion. My heart lies in Hindi cinema. But if you ask me, as a business person, I think Telugu is a far more lucrative industry,” he added.
When asked who is earning what part of the film money, the filmmaker responded, “Unfortunately, a pie of that is with the movie stars. I might be murdered for saying this, but if you are opening to five crores and you are asking me for 20 crores, how is that fair? Delusion is one disease that has no vaccine.”