Press Esc to close
Wednesday 04 March 2015
News updated at 10:10 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Aamir is Indian cinema's game changer: KJo

Mumbai, Nov 24,2012 (IANS):

Filmmaker Karan Johar says actor-producer Aamir Khan is a game changer in Indian cinema, given his bouquet of unique, yet mainstream films.

"I think Aamir Khan is a game changer. Many of his decisions have made him pioneer the movement of great and yet mainstream cinema," Karan said here Friday at the screening of "Strangers In The Night", a short film by his Dharma Productions in collaboration with Chivas.

Elucidating his point, the 40-year-old said: "I think his endeavour starting from 2001 in 'Lagaan' going to the urban 'Dil Chahta Hai' to the pathbreaking 'Rang De Basanti' to his own directorial 'Taare Zameen Par', to every film he has made post that, he has always broken ground and done something different and yet catered to the mainstream."

"I think Aamir Khan is what you call the quintessential game changer of the film fraternity in India," he added.

Aamir's upcoming film is thriller "Talaash", which releases Nov 30. It also features Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. His last film was "Dhobi Ghat" in 2011, while he was also seen in a dance number in "Delhi Belly" the same year.

As for Karan, he is happily backing his short film, directed by Shakun Batra. Karan believes technology will boost the popularity of short films.

"This is a new, interesting vertical and today, in these technological times, this concept of short films will grow," he said.


Go to Top

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1414082100910-3'); });
Photo Gallery
Ireland's George Dockrell is bowled for 25 runs by South Africa's Morne Morkel to end their Cricket

Ireland's George Dockrell is bowled for 25 runs by South Africa's Morne Morkel to end their Cricket

The debris is being cleared after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Jammu National Highway

The debris is being cleared after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Jammu National Highway

Artist staged a play Visa Nirikshaneyelliddaga at the inauguration of Dalita Natakotsava

Artist staged a play Visa Nirikshaneyelliddaga at the inauguration of Dalita Natakotsava

Badly damaged road in Bengaluru

Badly damaged road in Bengaluru

A Zimbabwe farm worker harvests tobacco at a farm ahead of the tobacco selling season starting on We

A Zimbabwe farm worker harvests tobacco at a farm ahead of the tobacco selling season starting on We

Snowfall in Kashmir

Snowfall in Kashmir

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto ride a carriage as they leave Ho

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto ride a carriage as they leave Ho

A model presents a creation by French designers Francois Alary and Ophelie Klere as part of their

A model presents a creation by French designers Francois Alary and Ophelie Klere as part of their

A general view of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva

A general view of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers burn 15 tonnes of ivory confiscated from smugglers and poachers to ma

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers burn 15 tonnes of ivory confiscated from smugglers and poachers to ma

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523