I love watch­ing Karan Jo­har’s films: Paul Feig

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal ■ sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

While our Hindi film in­dus­try has al­ways been in awe of Hol­ly­wood, the West is equally en­am­oured by Bol­ly­wood. Amer­i­can film­maker Paul Feig, who has di­rected pop­u­lar films such as Brides­maids (2011) and Spy (2015), shares that he and wife, Lau­rie Karon, love watch­ing In­dian films and are also good friends with peo­ple in the in­dus­try, in­clud­ing film­maker Karan Jo­har.

“I love watch­ing Bol­ly­wood films. My wife is the world’s big­gest Bol­ly­wood ex­pert. We’re friends with a few Bol­ly­wood peo­ple, and when my wife talks, they’re like, ‘You know more than we do (laughs)’,” he says. “We haven’t met Karan, but Lau­rie is a gi­ant fan, as am I. She’s be­come friends with him on Twit­ter and we love watch­ing his films,” says Feig.

The 53-year-old di­rec­tor — who has helmed the up­com­ing re­boot of the pop­u­lar fran­chise Ghost­busters — was also “blown away” when he got a chance to do a video chat with Bol­ly­wood star Shah Rukh Khan. “We got to Skype with Shah Rukh Khan, which was a mind-blower for both of us. We are huge fans of SRK,” says Feig. “We’re also re­ally good friends with Uday Cho­pra and Nargis Fakhri. Be­cause of them, we got to hang out with Priyanka Cho­pra,” adds the film­maker.

My wife (Lau­rie Karon) and I are friends with a few Bol­ly­wood peo­ple, and when she talks, they’re like, ‘You know more than we do’ PAUL FEIG, HOL­LY­WOOD FILM­MAKER

PHOTO: GARETH CAT­TER­MOLE/GETTY IM­AGES

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