KWK 8: Ajay Devgn: "Back then, everyone was supporting each other's films; it's a lot different today"

On Koffee with Karan, Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar discuss the film fraternity of yesteryears and draw comparisons on how much things have changed.

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The producer, director, show anchor, and actor Karan Johar has always given the fans an insight into the lives of their favorite celebrities, from Deepika Padukone - Ranveer Singh’s epic unseen wedding video reveal, Alia Bhatt - Kareena Kapoor Khan talking about Raha, Sunny Deol - Bobby Deol talking about their comebacks and Sara Ali Khan - Ananya Panday discussing their best friend, Orry. Do you think you’ve had enough? Dropping new episodes every Thursday exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar, viewers will be on a whirlwind journey of getting up close and personal with celebrities. So why wait? Let’s brew Koffee with Karan Season 8.

This time around, gracing the couch will be some of the top talents from the Indian Film Industry - Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty, Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Jahnvi Kapoor, to name a few, leaving us wanting for more. Bigger and better, season 8 introduces some new unseen, unheard segments as the producer, director, actor and show host Karan Johar is set for unfiltered and candid conversations. From the iconic rapid-fire segment to new additions like the Imposter game, Koffee wrecktangle, Kwiz & tell and Ask Me Anything with Karan, this season will bring you close to your favorite stars.

On Koffee with Karan, Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar discuss the film fraternity of yesteryears and draw comparisons on how much things have changed.

Talking about the same, Karan Johar said, “Don't you think we came from a very different industry, though, of course, the industry can be harsh to failure? We’ve seen people’s attitude change, but today don't you think, when we look back in those days, that was a far purer industry.”

Opening up about it, Ajay Devgn said, “Lots of warmth.  Everybody was supporting everybody, people were happy watching each other's films, if they liked each other's films also, it's very different today. I have a chain of cinemas, so my feeling is very, very different. Any film that works, I am the most happy, but most people wait for that Friday when the numbers are not good, but they don't realize how it is harming us fewer films are being made, and fewer investors are there. We are all struggling. Today, people are talking about action films and how difficult it is to make an action film. You have to compete with Hollywood, and you have to compete with that kind of quality. What are the budgets we have compared to them? Its peanuts, and I am so happy that we have technicians today who can compete with them, practically coming near to them or competing with them with kind of budgets. I don't think Hollywood can do that. I am being very honest about it. I think we should have some kind of support from the audience. We do, but I think they should understand this aspect of this also. It's not very easy to sit in your living room and just say yeh toh kharaab film hai, yeh toh acchi film nahi hai, isse compare kar lo.”

Koffee With Karan Season 8 streams on Disney+ Hotstar.

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