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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)
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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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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Plans To Farm In Kasara, Buys A Plot

They plan to start farming by next month

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Buys A Plot To Farm. Flickr
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Buys A Plot To Farm. Flickr

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will buy a plot in Kasara for farming, says his brother Shamas Siddiqui.

Nawazuddin, who enjoys going to his hometown Budhana in Uttar Pradesh and indulging in farming, also intends to educate farmers about the new techniques available in the field.

Nawazuddin Plans To Start Farming NExt Month With His Brother. Flickr
Nawazuddin Plans To Start Farming Next Month With His Brother. Flickr

“We have been scouting for plots in Kasara. Due to Nawaz bhai’s tight schedule, it has become increasingly difficult for him to travel to Budhana to farm. The plots shortlisted in Kasara are close to the river,” Shamas said in a statement.

“We have been farmers all our lives and it helps us de-stress. We had implemented new irrigation techniques in Budhana which helped the farmers there. We hope to educate the local farmers here on the advancements in agricultural technology and techniques,” he added.

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They plan to start farming by next month. (IANS)

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