Karan Johar, who is impressed with SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali", says that the Bollywood filmmaker have a lot to learn from the Tollywood director's style of filmmaking.
Karan Johar is presenting the Hindi version of "Baahubali" and its theatrical trailer will be screened with his upcoming movie, "Dil Dhadakne Do", which is slated for release in theatres on 5 June. The trailer of "Baahubali" was recently screened at the preview show of "Dil Dhadakne Do" and it has got positive response.
In an exclusive interview to Bollywood Hungama, Karan Johar spoke about the response for the trailer of "Baahubali".
"After watching the promo, my mom called me and said you didn't tell me we are part of such a big film. I said we've nothing to do with the film. It's all Rajamouli's vision. We're just presenting it to Hindi audience. She said that everybody clapped at the end of the promo," he told the website.
Karan Johar says that "Baahubali" is a humongous visual spectacle for the audience.
"Rajamouli has a legacy of brilliance in cinema. Coupled with the fact, this is his 10th film and he has nine blockbusters before this. I would say that it's like hitting the 10 mark with 10th film so spectacular and special. It's all coming together so excitingly.
"His films are very strong on emotional energy, which moved me in "Eega", "Magadheera" and other films. Similarly, my films have an emotional graph. But his story telling, techniques and the way he blends technology with storytelling are something that I am not capable of," he added.
Karan Johar said that he is presenting the trailer because Hindi audience also get an experience of what a filmmaker can do. "We have tried to do some big and our endeavours have been to make humongous computer graphic friendly and emotional narrative. But I don't think we have really hit the bull's eye with one film," he said.
The filmmaker hopes "Baahubali" will enlighten the people in Bollywood and change their style of filmmaking. "I felt Hindi audience needs to understand there is a filmmaker, who is pushing the envelope. Our industry should get more empowered. By just seeing his films, they can perhaps walk the same path with their own cinema," he added.