Filmmaker Karan Johar terms the minimal number of stars in the film industry as a “crisis” and hopes that the country starts loving more and more stars very soon.
Present at the launch of a digital portal ‘Talent Next’, Karan, asked about the few options filmmakers have to cast in their films in terms of stars, he said: “Yes, big problem. 100 movies to make and six of them only 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,satellite won’t sell, digital won’t sell, nothing sells then.
“We have very few movie stars and I hope the country starts loving more and more stars very soon so that we can actually have the choice.The way that we used to love our movie stars up to the 1980s”. “When I was making Student Of The Year, I used to feel very sad on the set, there was no star on that set ever... We definitely have to launch faces, we make films with big budgets, we have to sell them. I don’t have that pool of wealth lying to take that chance with, I need to have a selling face.“When I made Student Of The Year, it was a chance, fortunately things worked out but it doesn’t work like that always.”