Today, the makers of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga hosted a special trailer preview for media which was also graced by the stars. Present were Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Rajkummar Rao, Sonam Kapoor, Shelly Chopra and Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

The year 2018 has not been a favourable year for the Khan- Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Their films Race 3, Zero and Thugs Of Hindostan have crashed at the box office and even their presence in it didn’t save the film. Despite raking in a good number on the first day, all the three films saw a drop later.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra: I Think The So-Called Stars Must Realise That Script Comes First
Vidhu Vinod Chopra: I Think The So-Called Stars Must Realise That Script Comes First

During an informal chat with the Sanju producer, he took a dig at the so-called stars of the industry. He spoke about how the scripts get haywire when it is written by keeping in mind a star’s name. His own film Sanju did wonders at the box office and it still remains the highest grosser of 2018. This year has clearly been only about content and not superstars. Ask him if it is difficult to crack down a good script with big stars, he said, “It is not difficult. The first thing is, the script should be written devoid of big stars. The trouble is when you start thinking that this is the story that I’m going to do for this guy, that is where you start making compromises which are the disaster is hitting you all now. Because it is not the script, it becomes a vehicle for the star and when it becomes a vehicle, It seizes to be a script. My answer is right a story, then look at the actors. I didn’t write this film for Anil Kapoor. I wrote the film and then I was like, ‘Anil is the best choice for this role’ and then I called him. There’s a difference. When I did 1942 Love Story, I wrote the film and then cast him. It is not that I’m writing for him. I think all the so-called stars must realise that the script comes first.”

He further recalled about Aamir Khan’s Dangal success bash and how he took a dig at him too. “During Dangal, Aamir Khan had hosted a party and I was there. Someone asked me about Aamir and his top position in the industry. I was like, ‘I don’t think so (ghanta!). If the film would have had Hrithik Roshan in it, it would have worked anyway. But if it was a bad film, it wouldn’t have worked.’ Then Aamir called me and said, ‘you are taking a dig on me at my own party.’ Now ask him what has happened? Whatever I had said back then was true or false? Today, we are sitting so comfortably because we have written the script first and then Anil has showcased his talent in it,” he said.

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  1. Vidhu has directed 5 movies in last 25 years and 4 of them are outright flop and 1 was average. How can he and why does he think so highly of himself? What happened to his methodology while making these 5 movies.

    He has gotten hits only with rajkumar hirani. Otherwise, he would have been out of business in last 25 years.

  2. I agree with VVC. All or SRK’s movies were hits coz scripts were awesome and made audiences connect with it, cry and laugh at times. Even if Jhonny lever had acted in place of SRK, movies would have been hits. (KKHH/DTPH/Pardes etc etc).

    Bollywood and India should stop likcing the 3 Khans and focus on True Indian/Hindu actors only. Khans are overhyped and overarrogant. Nikamme kahin ke

  3. Dangal would have been a hit even without Amir Khan. The content was the king. AK was lucky to have good scripts come by his way. No one cares about his presence in a bad movie. Thanks to TOH, it gave him a reality check.

  4. His highest grossing movies starred Amir Khan
    Imagine what Amir would have done to Ferrari ki Sawari?

    Agar apni script pe itna bharosa hai to raste se kisiko bhi uthakar fim banakar dikha

    Jinhe to so called “Stars” keh raha hai unka naam lete hi film hit ho jati hai
    Dhoom 3
    Happy New Year

    Bolna hai to un flop directors or writers k baare mei bol jo in “Stars” ka naam lekar logo ko loot te hai

    Film is like food
    It will taste better only if all the ingredients are perfectly mixed.
    Or the eater may add some ingredient or remove some to increase the tast of food- isse ye sabit nahi hota k tu achcha chef hai.

    Dekhte hai agar Hrithik (i am not against hrithik) ki aanewali film ki script/story achi rahi to wo 2000 crore kama payegi ya nahi

  5. Omg…. Qualified to be one the biggest joke of the century…… Vidhu i remember is the director having credit to the biggest flop of the century and on top of that he is nothing with mr. Raju hirani…… So sir u dont qualify to comment about aamir who is one of the biggest hard working actors of film industry and have belittle people like u with his acting talent…….

  6. I agree with you brother Pankaj this man is talking without knowing what he is talking to the press i agree script matters but a star or a super star also matters goddamn these guys speak anything they want to do you think Singham would have succeed if Ajay Devagan had not played the role it is a combination of both script/ content and the cast so Mr. Vidhu Vinodh Chopra or what ever you call go and screw yourself

  7. If PK or 3 idiots would have been same without Aamir, why you took him and paid lots of money? You could easily take Tushar Kapoor. If script is everything, actors capability doesn’t matter, Dangal would have been the same success with Abhishek Baccan. Tanu Weds Manu returns would have been the same success with Sonakshi. Isn’t it? Are you serious.

    This guy has huge pride for his movies. But I dont think he has any credit for those movies. We was just the producer. The main person who took his in this level in Rajkumar Hirani and his awesome scripts. Then the great actors like Sanjay dutt, Aamir khan and then Ranber kapoor who played awesomely in those movies. And all those technicians worked in the movie. The person who can be least credited for having a good movie is the producer. Everyone is ready to produce Rajkumar or Aamir khan movie. ou just have a good relation with Rajkumar Hirani, thats why you are getting some benefit. Thats it.

    You have a great sense of movies and scripts, thats why almost all of your directions are flops. Your this comment actually reflects your sense of films and its technical aspects.

  8. If script or content is the king and star performer at the box office,then why Akshay Kumar movies are not earning in big numbers like Khans.Why his best films despite lots of critical acclaim and appreciation are earning lesser than Khans underperformers at the box office excluding 2.0 in which he was villain and had lesser role.Even non Khans films are earning more than Akshay’s films despite weak script,content and storyline like Judwaa 2,Baaghi 2,Krrish 3,Gomaal again,Singham returns,Yeh Jawaani hai diwani,Bang Bang,Padmaavat etc.Why Bahubali 2 earned 510 cr in hindi version because of script,content or storyline.No it was because of VFX,CGI and strong performances from the actors and brilliant direction and presentation from Rajamouli.If Bahubali 2 wasn’t directed by Rajamouli,it wouldn’t have earned in big bucks.


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