Filmmaker Karan Johar says contrary to popular perception, male stars have more differences among themselves than their female counterparts, and he admits making a two-hero film nowadays is a tough job.
“It’s about two men in the film that is to think of. You can’t afford two heroes and they also don’t want to work with each other. It’s a mess,” Karan said during the panel discussion at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival.
This is a reason why Johar feels his impending collaboration with Rohit Shetty on the remake of “Ram Lakhan” might never happen.
When asked about Shetty’s comment that “Ram Lakhan” remake can’t be made as two heroes don’t want to work with each together, Johar said, “You can’t make as two heroes will not work together. The role of Lakhan will be considered as a larger part and the character of Ram will be insecure of Lakhan.”
“I would be like why get into this either make Ram or Lakhan you can’t make both. It’s not age to make multi-starrer films or two-hero films. If two are big stars then you land up doing MRI,” he added.
Despite this opinion, Johar’s filmography consists of many two-hero projects like– “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Kal Ho Na Ho”, “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, “Dostana”, “Student of the Year” and most recently “Kapoor & Sons”.
The filmmaker is now set for his romantic drama “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, which stars Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor.