'Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar will not be superstars anymore; NEXT star will be content'
Popular filmmaker Priyadarshan calls it ‘last era of superstars’: Shah Rukh Khan to Salman Khan to Akshay, they should be thankful to God, says the industry has changed
Priyadarshan is all set to release his next Bollywood film Hungama 2, featuring Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Meezaan, and Shilpa Shetty in leading parts. In a recent interview with a news agency PTI, the director talked about the current state of Indian cinema and the era being the last of superstars.
Priyadarshan also stated that the movies had taken a more natural form of narrative. “The industry has changed. I think this is the last era of superstars. Whoever is enjoying today, Shah Rukh to Salman to Akshay Kumar they should be thankful to God. Tomorrow, the superstar will be the content. I can see how films are taking a more realistic turn. You can't exaggerate without a believable situation. Even in a comedy or a serious film, the make-believe should look right. I don't think any film can fail if it looks convincing," Hera Pheri director, said.
Moreover, in the same interview, Priyadarshan talked about getting typecast as a director into one genre(Comedy) by Bollywood filmmakers.
Priyadarshan said, “When things didn't work for me for sometime, I thought of 'Hera Pheri'. I decided to try what I had been thriving doing in the south. At that time, I found there was a huge scarcity of comedy films. After 'Hera Pheri', Bollywood filmmakers only wanted me to do comedies and not go back to anything else. The couple of times I tried deviating, I didn't succeed.”