We must focus on 1000 crore mark: Karan Johar

Karan JoharFilmmaker Karan Johar, co-chairman of the FICCI Frames 2013, says the focus on the Rs.100 crore benchmark, is limiting the growth and content of Bollywood films at a time when the aim must be to mint Rs.1,000 crore from one film.

“Rs.100 crore is restricting the limits of our self. We must add one more zero the Rs.100 crore films and take it to the next level. Rs.100 crore is limiting the growth and content (of films). The possibilities are endless, and we must focus on Rs.1000 crore mark instead,” Karan said here.

“In next five years, we will be in a position… it might sound aspirational, but there is a possibility that we may have achieved all that,” added the filmmaker.

He spoke Monday at a press conference of FICCI Frames 2013 — an entertainment and business summit of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) starting Wednesday in Mumbai.

The theme of the conclave this year is – “A Tryst Destiny: Engaging a Billion Consumers”.

It will serve as a platform for dialogues between thought leaders, studio heads and academics, who will talk on a range of topics like digitisation, censorship, marketing, exhibition, distribution, the future of content consumption in an era progressively getting defined by the digital media, innovation and planning required in various policy issues within TV, cinema, animation and gaming.

Talking about the state of theatres in the country, Uday Shankar, who heads FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee, said: “The number of theatres in our country is very few and the films releasing is more. We need to have more theatres for screening.”

Adding to this, Karan said: “Hollywood is a much bigger market. It has six to seven films releasing on a Friday. Here, if more than one film releases, it is considered as a war. There is so much made out of two films released in a single day.”

The FICCI Frames this year will especially tackle issues related to censorship.

One of FICCI’s Policy Representation on the media and entertainment industry mentions that “the Cinematograph Act needs to be urgently amended, so that there are no impediments to its screening once the censor board passes a film”.

“There is a special emphasis on the Cinematograph Act this year, especially with regard to what happened to ‘Vishwaroopam’ (which was banned in Tamil Nadu after being passed by the Central Board of Film Certification).”

“This needs an immediate attention. We believe that the censorship should be the final authority on a film’s release. Censorship on satellite has already been tackled,” said Karan.

FICCI Frames 2013 will be held March 12-14 at Hotel Renaissance in Mumbai.




  • Karan johar if u want to focus on 1000 crores then u should take salman khan and aamir khan in ur movie bcoz only these 2 actors movies “ett” and “3 idiots” has crossed 300 crores worldwide and their popularity is increasing day by day.


  • karan johar needs to make a universal movie starring salman khan and aamir khan together bcoz at present both r capable of giving 400 crores movie worldwide and their lethal combination together maybe after 3-4 years can achieve 1000 crores landmark.


  • At present 1000 crores is impossible but this year “dhoom 3″,”mental” and “krish 3” can achieve 400 crores worlwide box office collection.


  • aamir khan and salman khan should act together in a movie again..then only bollywood can gross big amount..its possible..bec they are very good friends..just imagine the hype..if they decide to act together then no need to think about script..bec aamir is there..


  • 1000 crores mark will be only achieved by SRK in the future……Salmaan and Aamir will surely be limited by 100 to 200 crores mark….Becoz SRK is most popular actor in the world…….His latest movie were not so good for entertaining but all the movies crossed 200 crores grossing in the worldwide box office…It is only due to having most fans following of SRK…..When SRK will give a good movie then It will be certainly crossed 1000 crores marks….It will be sure


  • poor ppl, ur khans r getting older, get ur facts cleared, dey will last fr 3 years max. as lead heroes ! the future lies in d hand of young brigade consisting of hrithik,john,ranbir,emraan etc , dey vl surely mek gud films n tek bollywood frwrd n plz dnt compare a perfect actor lyk aamir to salman, salman cn only mek remake movies while aamir meks novel movies !


  • @vipin srk’s RNBDJ and OSO,CDI were good movies and srk was his prime then y these movies can’t achieve 100 cr Domestic or 200 cr worldwide while Ghajin which was released 2 week after Rab ne set 100 crore club domestic and 190-192 cr worldwide even that time Aamir popularity was not same as srk have, and these 3 moive which i mentioned above was critically and commercially successful so my dear frnd srk wasn’t set any record in his prime time so how he can achieve in his bad time and srk last 4 release were coleected 200 cr worlwide due to high promotion by srk of his movies , in overseas srk movies collected very well because his movies supposedly made to attracted overseas audience that’s y srk last 4 movies Ra one,Don 2, Jthj and MNIK were shoot abroad location in which MNIK was completely shoot in abroad that’s y it raked 100 cr in overseas so srk first come with script which have universal appeal and shoot only in India and then if he got 100 cr business in Overseas than we can admit he is King in overseas because Salman did only one movies recent time which shoot in foreign location ETT and it was second highest grosser overseas in 2012 with collection abt 60 cr overses and it was not released in Pakistan if this released in Pak who knows that ETT was highest grosser of 2012 overseas. and mark my words srk CE will get some success In India but in overseas it’s collection will be less than Salman Dabangg 2 (45 cr)…..


  • 1000 Cr movie can only be a dream of Bollywood, well even if u put srk or Salman or hrithik or any one movie also nothing is gonna happen, if u want to focus on doing 1000cr movie the Bollywood needs to stop making remakes, masala movies, item songs etc… Instead focus on developing VFX, spreading the word Bollywood every where etc. it needs to be at the level of Hollywood to achieve such big number as “1000” but unfortunately that’s never gonna happen for Bollywood, may be it will if the I dusty starts developing on such areas right now..
    I am glad the stars like srk and hrithik are trying their best to reach the heights of Hollywood standards.


  • The Immortals of Meluha has the potential to do 500 cr worldwide if made well with a very good director & hrithik starring in it.I have read the previous two parts of Shiva Trilogy & all I can say that the role of Shiva is tailer made for Hrithik. The right person for this movie to direct would be Raju Hirani or Rakesh Roshan & that guy Karan Malhotra won’t be a bad choice either.BTW I am only waiting for this movie along with P.K and I am not that excited for K3,D3 or bang bang(no way) either.

    Karan please announce it soon…


  • Aks ok I marked ur words…
    Letss see what happen…
    I think u fohgot oso.it waz a masala movie n blockbuster in overseas….
    Salman wil compete wid shahrukh in overseas….atleast not in dis life


  • @aks agreed with you that even in his so called prime srk didn’t set any milestones except overseas.btw all Hrithik’s blockbusters in that period collected much more than any Srk movies.In 2000 KNPH did 38 cr where as mohbattein did 32 cr,in 2003 kmg did 42cr & kal ho naa did 35cr and in 2006 both had two movies srk’s don did 51 & kabhi alvida got 45,where as hrithik’s dhoom 2 did 80 & Krrish collected 70 cr.so It proves that Srk is not about BO Atleast in India even when he was in his so called prime.btw everyone knows what happend post 2008-


  • 2000 2003 2006 hrithik nly fr 3 yrs…wid movies wid way better wom..nd srks oso was d highest grossing movie worldwide them.nly a few lakhs short of d 2 in ind..though d 2 had way better wom.rnbdj mixed wom..highest grossing movie in ind nd world at tat tym..nly remake lyk ghajini wid better wom cld beat it..lallu wid remake nd positive wom cld even do 100cr wrldwide wid wanted in 2009..k 3 vil do well bcause of the vfx by srk nd d script if it is gud


  • Why other heroes can never be where Srk is? He is the only one in the industry with a character. Here are some juicy reports about the so called faithful men of bollywood.

    Salman Khan and the women who came in his life: Media always blames the women who had affair with Salman. But the history is darker and Salman is not the man any woman would ever dream of having. Here is his story, during the early 80s he came as a model. He began a relationship with Sangeeta Bijlani who was 6 years older than him at the time. His father was against his wish of getting in movies. However, Sangetta launched the guy. After a while, she was dumped. Salgay was quite a playboy during that time. He even had an affair with Sridevi during their first film together. Then came a time when she started ignoring him. According to insiders, Sridevi always came late to the set of Chand K tukda just to get Salman away from her. Somi Ali was also there. However, he cheated on her by going for Aishwarya Rai. She was cheated too by him. He started going out with random women. During this same time, he had friends with benefits with Preity Zinta.

    Ajay Devgun Raveena Karisma Love triangle: Ajay dumped Raveena and moved on to Karisma…
    Raveena taunted them with a headline on the cover of Stardust, ‘She can keep Ajay. I am not interested. When Ajay Karisma have babies, they will look like Zebra’…
    Ajay and Karisma took digs at her on the sets of a movie and also Ajay made a director replace Raveena with Manisha in one movie… Karisma ousted Raveena from a few movies bcoz of her close connection to the actor and director… Raveena blasted Karisma in couple of interviews…
    Ajay dumped Karisma and moved to Kajol…. It is noted that once Karisma caught Kajol and Ajay Devgan in hotel room.

    Once married to Kajol, he got involved with Mahima Chaudhry that almost broke his marriage… Ajay and Kajol reconciled and they lived happily ever after for a while. However, last two years he had a secret affair with Kangana Ranaut. He even promised her that he would marry her. When dream was dashed, Kangana notified the press about it. Insiders also say that Ajay Devgan gets into flings with hair dressers and makeup artists on his movie sets.

    Akshay and his royal oats: Raveena moved on to Akshay after her brief affair with Ajay… They got engaged and she said tata bye bye to her producers too and sat at home because that was Akshay’s wish and according to Stardust magazine there was a secret marriage too…
    Only to hear that Akshay was painting the town red with Shilpa… He dumped Raveena and moved on to Shilpa… Then he dumped Shilpa after he fell in love with Twinkle who was Shilpa’s friend at that time… Akshay Twinkle got married… Akshay had a brief fling with PC… Twinkle moved out briefly… After which they reconciled.

    Akshay dumped Pooja Batra for Ayesha Jhulka… Akshay dumped Raveena for Shilpa… He then dumped Shilpa for Twinkle… All of them right from Pooja to Raveena to Shilpa have blasted him on print either for cheating or for contradicting statements by him on their relationships… In spite of that, all of them are in good terms with him today… Quite a charmer…

    Shilpa on a wrecking spree: Shilpa moved on to a much married Anubhav Sinha ( Ra.One director). His wife Ratna Sinha gave an interview where she accused Shilpa for her marriage breakup… Shilpa who’s career was not going anywhere was on the verge of getting married to Anubhav… Then Big Brother happened and the rest is history…She dumped Anubhav like a hot potato… Got a better catch in the form of Raj Kundra… Played havoc with his marriage… His wife too accused Shipa of breaking her home… Raj and Shilpa got married and lived happily ever after…By the way, once Shilpa was out of the scene, Anubhav Sinha started a new affair with Sharmista Shetty who happens to be her sister.

    Aamir Khan and his ‘not so perfect’ past… Affairs with Mamta Kulkarni, Juhi, Pooja Bhatt, Twinkle etc when he was married to Reena… Reena tolerated this for a long time… He even openly flirted with Rachel Shelly on the sets of Lagaan… After a while Reena was fed up of living a hypocritical life of an unhappy star wife and wanted to end the marriage… Aamir worried abt his public image and wasn’t keen abt it… But eventually he gave in and they filed for divorce…However, recently, he made a statement that Bollywood has so many beautiful women that it is not easy to be faithful to just one woman.

    Sanjay Dutt and his conquests: Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt were on the verge of getting married. Madhuri dumped him as soon as he was arrested and cut ties with him… Sanjay later gave an interview were he said ‘I wouldnt do a film with Madhuri today”

    After that he moved on to Rhea Dutt and eventually married her… When married to Rhea he had an affair with Sushmita Sen during one of the shows abroad… That reached Rhea’s ears and she confronted him… He accepted it and Rhea forgave him and they moved on…

    Rhea Dutt had an affair with Leander Paes when she was still married to Sanjay Dutt… Leander was seeing Mahima Chaudary at that time… Mahima blasted Rhea in an interview too… After that Mahima broke off with Leander… Sanjay too moved on to Nadia for a brief period…And then eventually married Manyata and lived happily ever after…
    Rhea and Leander hooked up and lived happily ever after…

    Rekha and her toy boys: After the Coolie accident Rekha was not allowed to meet AB… On a vengeance she got involved with Sanjay Dutt… He was referred to as her toy boy…
    While Akshay was with Raveena he had a brief fling with Rekha who was a costar in his movie, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi… Raveena confronted her and asked her to stay away from Akshay and she even blasted Rekha in an interview…
    Rekha is rumored to be bisexual… She is rumored to be in a relation with her hairdresser turned secretary turned companion Farzana…

    Govinda and his rendezvous: He had confessed in an interview that if he wasnt married he would have pursued Sonali Bendre… LOL … Marriage was not a deterrent when he had a fling with Rani… Govinda Rani affair went on for abt 4-5 years… They even had a live in relationship too where Govinda moved in with Rani after his wife moved out… He gifted her diamond necklaces, mercedez car and a flat…
    His wife called Rani over the phone and abused her… Rani apparently was hurt and confessed to her friends and said I would have never behaved like that…

    Both of them wanted to get married but they were hesitant bcoz of Govinda’s kids and also bcoz all of Govinda’s properties were under his wife’s name… His wife gave an ultimatum and Rani Govinda broke up… But that was all a facade… Rani told a friend at that time We never broke up…Its all a facade for his wife…
    Rani and Govinda continued their affair and met up at her flat… After a while they got tired and went their separate ways… Rani moved on to greener pastures and Govinda went back to his wife and lived happily ever after…

    Some more…

    Kamal Sadanah and Pooja Bhatt were having an affair in the late 80’s/early 90’s… Raveena and Kamal Sadanah were cast together for a movie ( It was shelved or never made). Raveena was friends with Pooja Bhatt… Inspite of that she got involved with Kamal and that led to Pooja-Kamal break up… Raveena and Kamal dated for a brief period and then he dumped Raveena for Ritu Shivpuri… After that Raveena got involved with Ajay Devgun…

    Divya Bharti Govinda Kirti Kumar Love triangle: Brothers Govinda and Kirti were both smitten with Divya Bharti… She was dropped from her first film bcoz magazines wrote Govinda was having an affair with Divya and reading that Kirti became jealous and could not tolerate it…

    Sonali Bendre: She had a secret crush on Sunil Shetty for a long time… They starred in many movies together… Sunil was already married to Mana and he did not reciprocate…

    There were rumors too that Sonali was Raj Thackery’s mistress for a long time… Raj was so smitten by her that he wanted to get married to her inspite of having a wife at home… This reached Bal Thackery’s ( BT) ears and he summoned Raj and gave him an earful… BT warned Raj of the consequences and the bad name and image Raj will get bcoz of the affair and that would not be good for the future heir of the party… At that time Raj was projected as the one to succeed BT and kursee ke chakkar mein he cut ties with Sonali… Eventually when the time came to name the successor, BT overlooked nephew Raj and made his own son Udhav the successor…Kursee bhi gaya, chokree bhi gayi…
    This obviously upset Raj and eventually he split from Shiv Sena and founded his own party…

    Sunny deol Dimple Raveena: Sunny and Dimple affair started back in the late 80’s/early 90’s and lasted more than two decades… He was already married but that was no deterrent…
    It continued until around 96/97 when it hit a rough patch for a brief time when Sunny got involved with Raveena on the sets of Ziddi… Raveena was in depression and on the verge of a break down bcoz of Akshay who had cheated on her with Rekha while shooting Khiladiyon ka Khiladi… Sunny had a brief fling with Raveena after which Raveena was back with Akshay and Sunny was back with Dimple…
    Sunny Dimple affair continued discreetly in the beginning and eventually its become an open secret… They were spotted together as recently as 2009 on a Kingfisher flight and also he was by her side with Akshay and Twinkle at her sister Simple Kapadia’s funeral consoling. Twinkle and her sister have been calling Sunny their chote papa. The interesting fact is that Twinkle also had an affair with his brother Bobby Deol.



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