Filmmaker Karan Johar claimed that Aamir Khan is responsible for losing the tonality in Hindi cinema that South cinema offers. KJo asked Aamir about why Hindi movies are not working and South films like ‘RRR’, ‘Pushpa’ and others are scoring big at the box office.

Aamir along with his ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ co-star Kareena Kapoor appeared on the show ‘Koffee With Karan 7’ hosted by the director.

During the candid conversation with Aamir, Karan said, “There’s been so much success that some of the South Industry films have offered us in terms of ‘Baahubali’, then ‘RRR’, ‘KGF’, and ‘Pushpa’ and some of our films that haven’t been working. Is there a shift that’s happened in our movies recently in terms of like there’s a tonality that ‘KGF’ has or ‘Pushpa’ has that actually Hindi cinema used to have. We actually let go of it and you’re responsible for it.”

Elaborating his point further, the filmmaker said, ” In the year 2001 you came up with two films ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Lagaan’, both had new sensibilities, both had a new syntax in cinema then after that you came up with a film ‘Rang De Basanti’ in 2006, then you made ‘Taare Zameen Par’ right after that, with the result you started making a certain audience and filmmakers.”

Aamir denied all the claims and said, “No you’re wrong. Those were all heartland films. Those movies had emotions. They reach the common man. It’s something that you will emotionally connect to. ‘Rang De Basanti’ is a very emotional film. It touches the people at grassroots.”

The superstar added, “I am not saying make action films or crude films. Make good films with great stories but choose topics that are relevant to most people. Every filmmaker has the freedom to make what they want. But when you are picking something that the bulk of India is not really interested in… There are niche people who are interested, which most of us don’t realise. That’s what I feel is the difference.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Aamir is currently busy promoting his upcoming family entertainer film ‘Laal Singh Chadha’ which is all set to hit the theatres on August 11, 2022. The film will be clashing with Akshay Kumar’s next film ‘Raksha Bandhan’ at the box office.

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