For filmmaker Karan Johar, 2001 was the turning point in Hindi cinema as two unique films – Dil Chahta Hai and Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India – truly set the ball rolling for change.

“I think there are a lot of decades of brilliance. The 1940s and 1950s are considered golden ages of Hindi cinema. But for me, the most important year was 2001 when Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai released,” the 40-year-old said here Friday at a special screening of Bombay Talkies, a film made to pay tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema.

“The golden age, the new age started from there,” added the son of late filmmaker Yash Johar.

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