Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is known to spend lavishly on his films, is facing a financial challenge to direct his upcoming project Bombay Talkies. According to KJo, he was under pressure when he was asked to make Bombay Talkies on a tight budget.
"We have our own style of film making but we didn't have much budget. First of all nobody gives me a budget because I have always made larger than life films. This is for the first time I have to work under a budget and it was difficult to make a film under a budget. The budget was Rs 1.5 crore each. We consciously made an effort to make it in 1.5 crores... we did not cheat by putting our own money into it," Karan Johar, told reporters during the trailer launch of the film," Karan Johar told IANS.
From Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham to Student Of The Year, we have witnessed KJo spending huge amount for the making of his films. But, Bombay Talkies had a different story all together. It was certainly difficult for the filmmaker to churn out such a great project, under such tight budget.
The movie Bombay Talkies will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. It has four segments directed by Johar, Akhtar, Banerjee and Kashyap, respectively. The film is slated for May 13 release.