October 28, 2009 2:59:17 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
After the mega Diwali weekend that saw BLUE, ALL THE BEST and MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA fighting for screen space, WAKE UP SID was kept on hold. The Ranbir Kapoor starrer did have two bountiful weeks for itself and all Karan Johar and Co. could have hoped was to see if they get some open space in week to follow. Well, that has pretty much happened with Khannas (MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA) making way for Sid and WAKE UP SID being revived.
No wonder, Karan is quite ecstatic that yet another production of hit has managed to hit the bull's eye.
"Like I expect from any film maker who works with me, I wanted Ayan to focus entirely on the subject in front of them and leave the box office in the hands of audiences. This is exactly what he did with WAKE UP SID and look how he has passed with flying colours. Not just he received critical acclaim for his first ever film, he is also enjoying its commercial success", says Karan with a tone of appreciation.
No wonder, many first time film makers working with Karan are happy to be working in an environment that challenges as well as motivates them to make something worth remembering.
"I never ask my directors to give me a film that would fetch me 80, 100 or 120 crores. Once you do that, you only end up putting pressure on the poor guy", reasons Karan.
He continues to be following the 'mantra' of making quality films without worrying much about their blockbuster fate.
"At Dharma Productions, we have great vibes amongst us", says Karan, "Everyone is quite passionate about film making and we believe that we should always make films that we are proud of. Commercial success is important but not at the expense of something that would make us cringe later. This is one quality strength that you would find in every movie coming out of your production house."