‘Sholay defines Hindi film industry’
Filmmaker Karan Johar is a huge fan of the iconic film Sholay and says it defines the Hindi film industry.
“Whenever I speak about Sholay, internationally also, I say we should not term it Bollywood, it should be called ‘Sholay’...It defines us as a film fraternity. Pre-Sholay and post-’Sholay’, that’s what we are. It is truly a <g data-gr-id="18">text book</g> film (sic),” Karan said during the trailer launch of his latest romantic comedy Shaandaar here.
Karan also revealed that he has seen the Ramesh Sippy directorial, which will complete 40 glorious years on August 15, a ‘100 times’. “I’ve seen Sholay 100 times, like everybody living in this country must have. I have attempted to dance on glass like Hema Malini and my mother nearly slapped me when I came back home,” he said. <g data-gr-id="19">nHe</g> also revealed that when he first saw Sholay, the film was in its sixth year and he watched it twice back-to-back.