Vivek Agnihotri never shies away from speaking his mind. In the past, he has made a lot of controversial statements that not only put him in the limelight but also made him the center of many controversies. Recently, he made another statement that left the internet shocked and surprised.
In his recent interview, he shared that the real culprit behind how Bollywood has been ruined over the years is Shah Rukh Khan. Yes, the director of ‘The Kashmir Files’ shared in a recent interview that he doesn’t approve of Shah Rukh Khan’s politics.
Vivek on disliking Shah Rukh Khan’s politics
During a recent conversation with India.com, Vivek Agnihotri said, “But, I don’t like the politics of Shah Rukh Khan. I think it’s responsible for destroying a great institution like Bollywood. They have destroyed everything in Bollywood. Now, it’s only about PR, hype, glamour, and stardom… anything that isn’t stardom is not accepted. That’s my problem.”
Vivek feels Shah Rukh Khan believes the audience is ‘dumb,’ and his movies aren’t ‘people’s films.’
In his interview, he further added, “My second biggest problem is mediocrity, their hardcore belief that the audience is dumb. I cannot tolerate that. I make films for the people. They make Box Office films. When their film is successful, it’s a Shah Rukh Khan film that’s successful. When my film is successful, it’s the people’s film that’s successful.”
“So, we are standing on two different poles: the North Pole and the South Pole. However much I love him… sometimes I think it’s like ‘Shakti’ or ‘Deewar’… where you love your father and brother but one is a police officer and one is a smuggler. Now you decide who’s the police officer and who’s the smuggler in our relationship (laughs).”
Vivek Agnihotri revealed why SRK will never work with him.
He shared, “But if he works in my film, the writer and the director will be in the foreground and he will be in the background, which he will never accept. So, he will never work with me.”
Vivek Agnihotri shares that Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan’s cinema is a disaster for India
He told DNA India, “After the advent of Amitabh Bachchan as a superstar – not the one from ‘Deewar,’ but the one from ‘Shehanshah’ – the cinema never told real stories. Especially Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan’s cinema, which has damaged the cultural fabric of India in a very disastrous way. So, I felt it was important to tell real, honest stories.”
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