Director turned Choreographer Farah Khan seems to be upset with the critics. Going a step further Farah called critics biased and said that critics should stop reviewing commercial films.
On a TV reality show Farah Khan was quoted, "It would be great
if everyone likes the movie, critics and the audience. But I think
there is a bias against commercial cinema. I know the critics are
only doing their job, but there is a breed of critics that only
likes slow and boring movies."
That's not all, Farah further said, that commercial films should
be reviewed by someone who can enjoy them.
Giving the examples of the latest films Humshakals and
Ek Villain, Farah said, "Humshakals got terrible
reviews but it did pretty well at the box office, so I rest my
case. So did Ek Villain also I think. I was in London at
that time, but I heard the reviews were not great. But look at the
Farah Khan gave thumbs up to the audience for not going by what
critics said. Farah said, "Audiences watch a film using their own
sensibility and if they like it, they go again. They don't go only
by the critics."
Farah Khan feels that if the critics continues to do same type
of reviews then the industry will get shut one day. Farah was
quoted, "I am noticing that the critics today are liking only a
particular type of film, which is arty, slow and a bit boring. They
do not like commercial films at all. So if we follow only those
four people, then the film industry will shut down."
Farah Khan is geared for a big release during Diwali this year.
Her film Happy New Year stars Shahrukh Khan, Deepika
Padukone , Abhishek Bachchan and Boman Irani.