Karan Johar: Just like movies, growth will speed up in second half

Just as movies speed up after the interval, the Indian economy too should accelerate in the second half of the current fiscal, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar said today. The Indian economy may have slowed in last two quarters but it is still growing and so there is no space for pessimism, he said at an event.

“I feel strongly that the interval point in cinema is a great point. We all know that in second half of most cinema things speed up. That’s my feeling for Indian economy,” he said. “When it comes to India, I’m hoping for a glorious second half and a great innings ahead,” he added.

The ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ director said instead of looking at the glass as half empty, it should be viewed as half full. “Here there are so many negative and pessimistic voices about the economy,” he said. “In Europe they are hoping… their economic growth is flat and not negative.”

The economy, he said, would grow at 6.7 per cent as opposed to previously projected 7.3 per cent, according to RBI. “That’s still not flat, we are still on our way up. And I feel very strongly that just like our films, our narrative is dramatic, sometimes melodramatic.”

“I feel strongly that the interval point in cinema is a great point. We all know that in second half of most cinema things speed up. That’s my feeling for Indian economy,” he said. “When it comes to India, I’m hoping for a glorious second half and a great innings ahead,” he added.

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