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Vivek Agnihotri calls Shah Rukh Khan’s latest releases superficial, says, ‘He can do far better than that’

Updated on: 02 October,2023 04:54 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Written by: Shachi Chaturvedi | shachi.chaturvedi@mid-day.com

Vivek Agnihotri spoke in depth regarding what he feels about Shah Rukh Khan’s latest films including Pathaan and Jawan

Vivek Agnihotri calls Shah Rukh Khan’s latest releases superficial, says, ‘He can do far better than that’

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 Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri always makes headlines for his controversial statements. This time in a conversation with Siddhant Kanna Vivek spoke in depth regarding what he feels about Shah Rukh Khan’s latest films including Pathaan and Jawan. 


The Kashmir Files director shared, “I think his recent films are very superficial. He can do far better than that. Haan jo bhi aai hai unke films (whichever films released recently). Those that I have watched, I found them very superficial.”


He further added, “They are okay at the level of an action film but to present them as a standard of filmmaking and that this is the end of show business, I don’t agree with that. Then I think it’s a sycophancy. I have a problem with that.”


Earlier when a fan asked Vivek to have a box-office clash with one of the SRK starrer, the director said, “We aren’t in Bollywood game and terms like ‘clash’ etc. are for stars and media. I can guarantee SRK’s Jawan will be an all-time blockbuster. But after seeing it please also see our small film about India’s greatest victory in a war you know nothing about. #TheVaccineWar.”

Vivek often describes his films as non-Bollywood. Speaking to Midday, he shared how he categorises The Vaccine War, "This is my most complete feature film. Whoever has seen it, said the film is a complete package of emotions. We have done 20 screenings of the film before its theatrical release and every person said it will make the audience feel proud of the women around them. I believe a film has to stimulate emotions and intelligence. I am not saying that I’m a complete filmmaker; I’m still a student and still learning."

During an exclusive chat with midday, Vivek also spoke about his equation with the Indian media. He revealed people are now understanding his style of filmmaking which is far from conventional storytelling.

The filmmaker continued, "Most of the journalists, who come from smaller towns or even from Mumbai excluding those from South Bombay, love me. They’re more rooted in the Indian culture. Journalists who have an elite lens or look at my work from a particular lens will not like my films because it disrupts their supremacy and elitism."

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