Bol­ly­wood has few stars, com­plains KJo

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Film­maker Karan Jo­har (right) says the film in­dus­try is go­ing through a cri­sis. “There are few ac­tors who are vi­able, saleable! It’s limiting, we have very few movie stars and I hope the coun­try starts lov­ing more stars soon,” says KJo. “100 movies to make and only six of them that can sell your movie, sud­denly you take any­one else and they say ‘you won’t get the bud­get other­wise, then the mu­sic won’t sell, over­seas won’t sell, satel­lite won’t sell, dig­i­tal won’t sell, noth­ing sells then,” he adds.

The 44-year-old — who has worked with some of the big­gest su­per­stars of In­dia, in­clud­ing Amitabh Bachchan, Sal­man Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ka­jol, Rani Muk­erji and Ka­reena Kapoor — says the way we used to love our movie stars up to the 1980s... “that mad­ness and in­san­ity is de­plet­ing” with time.

Talk­ing about Stu­dent Of The Year (2012) — which he made with new­com­ers Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sid­harth Mal­ho­tra, who have now es­tab­lished them­selves — KJo says: “I used to feel very sad, there was no star on that set ever... It was a chance I took, for­tu­nately things worked out, but it doesn’t work like that al­ways.” The film­maker’s next project stars big­gies Ran­bir Kapoor, Aish­warya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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