Bollywood not a spin-off of Hollywood: Karan
Filmmaker Karan Johar says Bollywood is self-sufficient and is the only film industry that has not needed Hollywood backing.
The 43-year-old Student of the Year, director said he feels proud that Indian actors and actores are able to make a mark in Hollywood.
“I do not think, they (Hollywood stars) could do very much in our cinema. I am proud that there are more eyeballs to Indian actors and actor in Hollywood. This makes me feel proud of their achievements,” Johar said in response to a question on the success of Priyanka Chopra in the American film industry.
The filmmaker was scheduled to deliver key note address on “The # (Hashtag) Democracy” at the annual Indian Conference 2016 of the Harvard University. He instead opted to address Indian students at a jam-packed auditorium at the Harvard Kennedy School.
“India is one of the leading film making nations of the world. It is the only kind of film industry of the world that has never needed any kind of Hollywood money or from the outside. We are self-sufficient. We have a great domestic film economy. We stand tall.