IFFI: Day 7 Part 2 Highlights


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IFFI: Day 7 shed light on India’s digital future and learnings of making your next film -

Please find below Part 2 of Day 7 at IFFI -

Key Highlights -

- Panel Discussion: World Economic Forum – Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor and Sudhanshu Vats

“We used to be the mothership but we now feel like a step child

We are so surrounded with technology and so distracted that Cinema has taken a backseat.

We’ve had an unfortunate year cinematically and theatrically

One can gage the kind of collections a film does through their genre.

We’ve lost the ability of beauty and essence of filmmaking. It’s all about numbers now.” – Karan Johar

“Only an Indian can teach us Indian filmmaking with an interval. No institute abroad will do this” – Karan Johar

We’re in the golden age of content. Much more is coming up because there’s hunger. -

Sudhanshu Vats

“Collaborations are potential possibilities.

Expertise is very underrated in India, In money vs talent, talent always wins” – Ekta Kapoor

- Panel Discussion on How to make your next film for young producers and writers. The session was moderated by Anupama Chopra with paneliests Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Vijay Singh

“You need to think if the film has the capacity to draw audiences out of their house. ” – Ekta Kapoor

“One can upload their scripts on our website. – Karan Johar

“It’s a struggle but if you’re at the right place at the right time, you can make yourself noticed.” -  Siddharth Roy Kapur

“It’s also a matter of chance, Failures on Friday are heartbreaking.”  -  Karan Johar

“If you’re passionate and hungry and love what you’re doing, don’t give up.” – Vijay Singh

“There’s denial, anger and forgiveness after failures. -Siddharth Roy Kapur

“You have to contemplate failure and relieved with success. Only the artists survive.” – Karan Johar

“Cinema is Saraswati and Lakshmi ka mishran” – Anupama Chopra

“Every successful film has a right budget, it has to be a sustainable business.” – Vijay Singh

“We don’t have strict piracy laws.”- Siddharth Roy Kapur

“Write lots of pages of what you don’t want in the film.” Karan Johar


- In conversation with Alia Bhatt at the Kala Academy

“I don’t think I’ve established myself at all, I think I’ve just started. I am just about finding my space.

I always decided that I won’t make a bucket list, I’ll take everything as it comes.

I am a complete director’s actor” – Alia Bhatt


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