News|September 21, 2012 5:05 pm

Karan Johar: Cinema is far more progressive than TV

In conversation with Karan Johar, the known film maker of bollywood who makes films larger than life, he speaks his heart and about how he finds both the small and big screens different.

Karan Says,

Indian television has its positives and negatives. It has a huge audience and some shows are very entertaining, but I think it needs to come out of its current zone.

Every time they try something new, it does not work and does not get TRPs (television rating points), because of which they go back to doing and showing strange things,

The TV industry lives around TRPs, like the box office for cinema. Every Wednesday morning is a wake-up call for TV people. One day it is Zee TV on top, then it is Colors, and so on. I don’t know how does all this work.

Seeing all this, I think cinema is far more progressive because it gives you an opportunity to make all kinds of movies,

Karan Johar made the celebrity talk show named “Koffee With Karan” which did very well on the small screen and was hugly popular, he is currently judging the celebrity dance show named ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ season 5 along with Madhuri Dixit and Remo D’Souza who is a choreographer, he will aso be seen as a judge in ‘India’s Got Talent’ soon,

Karan was asked if he would be interested in making a fiction show for small screen, he said,

Television is not for me behind the camera. I could be a judge, a host, but I am not sure if I could be a director over TV.

I sometimes feel I will be living on MRIs the day I decide to switch over to TV alone. They have so many things to take care of. I am coming back with ‘Koffee With Karan’ next June, but no fiction for me.

Giving credit to his mother, he said,

I will be lying if I say that I am a TV addict, but my mother is obsessed with Indian television and is very happy to see me as a part of these shows. She is a huge fan of Ram and Priya (of ‘Bade Achche Lagte Hain’). But I have never been into TV.

Karan wishes to judge a singing show, but he thinks he is not the right person for that as he lacks the experties for that, he says,

One thing I would love to sit back and watch a singing show, but I really think I would be the wrong person to judge a singing show. I can judge singing on a very surface level, but I don’t have the right expertise to judge it.