clear clear clear clear clear


Karan Johar admits he has no friends in Bollywood at BOMBAY VELVET trailer launch

April 28, 2015 3:03:32 PM IST
By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
Send to Friend

You find it difficult to believe it when someone as successful as him says it. He has done it before pointing to a stark reality of the Indian film industry that exists but few dare to acknowledge it. Since the time he has severed his ‘umbilical cord' from the star system of Bollywood, Karan Johar has been quite forthright and refreshing about his views on the industry and the way it functions. It was no different this time.


The occasion was the launch of the trailer of BOMBAY VELVET at a Mumbai suburban hotel. He is playing a key role in the film. The entire cast and crew was present including Ranbir Kapoor who was rumored to have had serious differences with the filmmakers over the final cut of the film. Even if he had them, there was no evidence of that in the way he readily answered questions of the media in the post launch Q&A. However, it was Karan Johar who was most eloquent and ebullient.
He was asked if he sought the opinion of his friends in the industry about his role in BOMBAY VELVET and what did they have to say about it. And his reply was frank and definite and he was not joking. He said there are no friends in this industry, there are just people and he cannot turn to anyone here for an honest assessment of one's work. People always say nice things on your face and praise you but that's that. He admitted that there existed a film fraternity but implied that there were no friends in it.
Also Read - Why BOMBAY VELVET song launch event was cancelled today

Even earlier he had said in one of his TV interviews that his survival and success and relationships in the industry had largely depended on how he kept people in good humour and did not hurt their enlarged egos. He was pointing to the underbelly of Bollywood, the world of glitz and glamour and fake smiles, behind which hides the ugly reality of professional and personal rivalries, jealousies, constant bitching, and back biting. 

BOMBAY VELVET directed by Anurag Kashyap  is releasing on 15th May 2015. The film is produced by Phantom Films and Fox Star Studios. 

(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)

Stay updated with Bollywood on GLAMSHAM.COM's android app.
Click here to INSTALL on your device.




More related news

- Karan Johar turns singer! - News
- BAAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION set for Indian cinema's historic and biggest release - News
- S S Rajamouli: Sanjay Leela Bhansali has a right to express his views in PADMAVATI - News
- Sad news for Karan Johar fans - News
- Salman Khan's commitment is bigger than his friend Ajay Devgn's emotions - News
- TIT FOR TAT: Kangana Ranaut's fitting reply to Karan Johar - News
- AWW! Karan Johar's good luck kiss to Alia Bhatt - News
- B-town congratulates new father Karan Johar - News
- Karan Johar becomes father - News
- Karan Johar finally replies to Kangana Ranaut's nepotism remark - News
- Karan Johar's talk show 'Koffee with Karan' comes to an end - News
- Karan Johar makes Kabir Khan, Zoya Akhtar & Imtiaz Ali come together - News
- Saif Ali Khan wants daughter Sara to be as successful as Alia Bhatt - News
- Karan Johar unveils poster of Swara Bhaskar's ANAARKALI OF AARAH - News
- Is Hrithik Roshan finally in Karan Johar's next or not? Find out - News

A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.