Karan Johar calls talk of Bollywood’s downward slide ‘nonsense’; says, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, JugJugg Jeeyo have done huge numbers’

There’s no denying that Bollywood has been facing a horrid time since the past year or so at the box office, arguably it’s worst in history. Big films, with big names aren’t only flopping left, right and centre, but the more worrying aspect is that many of them haven’t even taken at opening, while most that did, crashed after the opening weekend. On the other hand, almost every smaller or mid-sized film, the kind that did well in metro multiplexes in the past, came and left without a trace. The post-pandemic effect, with the onslaught of OTT and the barrage of unfounded negativity against Bollywood has had the industry reeling, but Karan Johar seems to think otherwise.

Karan Johar calls talk of Bollywood’s downward slide ‘nonsense’

As per an entertainment news report in Hindustan Times, when Karan Johar was recently quizzed about the chatter going around that Bollywood is probably finished, the maverick filmmaker labelled such talk as “all nonsense”, insisting that good films will always work and cited examples of the huge numbers recently done by Gangubai Kathiawadi and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 at the box office while also adding that his own production, JugJugg Jeeyo, has also recently done pretty decent numbers. KJo further stressed that films which aren’t good can never work and they’ve never worked.

Karan Johar is hopeful about Bollywood’s immediate future

In the same conversation, Karan added that with many big-ticket films like Laal Singh Chaddha, Raksha Bandhan, Brahmastra, Rohit Shetty‘s film (Cirkus) and finally, the year ending with a Salman Khan film, there’s a lot to look forward to in the immediate future of Bollywood. He signed off by stating that the industry still receives a lot of love, it just needs to create the right content.

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