Sajid Khan slammed by critics

Critics react to the filmmaker’s recent comment that accuses them of slamming blockbusters. Sajid said that critics never rate blockbusters well and they run them down even if the films do good business.

entertainment Updated: Apr 05, 2012 00:22 IST
Robin Bansal
Robin Bansal
Hindustan Times

Known for taking a dig at actors and filmmakers, director Sajid Khan has now angered critics with his recent remarks. “Critics never rate blockbusters well. Last year, four films crossed the Rs 100-crore mark (Ready, Bodyguard, Ra.One and Singham). The critics ran them down, even though they did good business,” said Sajid, adding, “Hindi films are not made for critics, they are made for Hindi film audiences worldwide.”

Critics tell us what they think about Sajid’s remarks.

What he said
Critics never rate any blockbuster well. Hindi films are not made for critics, they are made for Hindi film audiences - Sajid Khan, director

What critics said
There is no filmmaker who has given only hits. Heyy Babyy and Housefull didn’t get any appreciation from masses - Amod Mehra

Sajid shouldn’t have passed such comments. He got carried away. Makers don’t react that way - Taran Adarsh

The more you succeed, the more humble you should become and that is something he needs to learn —SMM Ausaja

If he doesn’t like my work, it’s fine. But he should not say anything when I rate his work - Anupama Chopra

His films are working, so he can pass such comments. If that continues, we will have to grin and bear - Joginder Tuteja

First Published: Apr 04, 2012 19:36 IST