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People think intelligent films aren’t my cup of ‘coffee’: Karan Johar

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Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar during the announcement of The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) 17th Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai, on June 10, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar at upcoming film brother poster. (Photo: IANS)

Mumbai: Director Karan Johar, who has been one of the powerhouses of mainstream Hindi cinema, is disappointed with the lack of interest independent and intelligent filmmakers show in him.

“Anything that is cerebral or intelligent, they (people) think it’s not my cup of ‘coffee’,” he said. 

Addressing a gathering to announce the 17th Mumbai Film Festival earlier this week, the 43-year-old also said that he is “open to supporting all kinds of cinema”, but independent filmmakers rarely knock at his doors. 

“I’m open to supporting all kinds of cinema, but unfortunately some of them never come to me. They rather knock on Kiran Rao’s door for these kinds of films,” he said.

Karan’s Dharma Productions had backed the internationally acclaimed independent film “The Lunchbox”, which stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. 

The 2013 film went globetrotting and was lauded at several international film extravaganzas in Cannes, Zurich, London and Toronto. 

“Such rare endeavors are extremely few and far between,” he opined.

Karan had recently shared that he was a huge movie buff irrespective of the various genres involved in them. 

“It’s a lesser known fact that I’m a huge lover of cinema. I don’t have a life, I don’t have a relationship and I don’t have a spouse or children. I’m married to my company and I’m married to cinema,” he added.

Karan’s latest production venture “Shuddhi” will go on the floors after the release of “Brothers” in August.

(IANS)

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Fantastic Time To Be In The Entertainment Industry: Actress Nimrat Kaur

On the work front, Nimrat will return as Tasneem Qureshi in the final season of American thriller series "Homeland". 

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Nimrat Kaur: The actress has starred in web series "The Test Case", in which she was seen essaying role of a combat soldier. 

Actress Nimrat Kaur says it is a fantastic time to be in the entertainment business — thanks to the boom of digital platforms.

“It is a great time (to be in the entertainment business). There is a lot of work happening. People are constantly coming out with new content be it actors, technicians, writers and directors. So, it is a fantastic time to be in the entertainment business,” Nimrat told IANS.

The actress has starred in web series “The Test Case”, in which she was seen essaying role of a combat soldier.

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Actress Nimrat Kaur says it is a fantastic time to be in the entertainment business — thanks to the boom of digital platforms.

She said working on the show has been the “most gratifying experience” for her.

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“As a medium, it (digital platform) is so fantastic and exciting. You are able to tell a story over such a long format. I have been really fortunate and really loved that experience a lot,” she added.

On the work front, Nimrat will return as Tasneem Qureshi in the final season of American thriller series “Homeland”. (IANS)