The year 2022 will be remembered as a year where we experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Among the biggest debacles like Heropanti 2, Samrat Prithviraj and Runway 34, we had pan-Indian blockbusters like RRR, KGF Chapter 2, Karthikeya 2 and Kantara.
We even witnessed the North versus South and Bollywood versus South debate. There was a perception that the South has overpowered the North, and Bollywood has lost its charm. However, master masala artist Rohit Shetty has now broken his silence on the debate and said that we are only focusing on one side of the coin.
In a video clip shared by trade expert Ramesh Bala, Rohit and his main Cirkus star, Ranveer Singh, attended a media conclave. During the discussion, the reporter asked Rohit and Singh if the North had lost its charm. Shetty said that just like Bollywood, even the South has few big hits, and even they have suffered back-to-back flops. “Pichle 2 saal se hum pandemic se guzre hai. Humari jitni bhi badi filmein hai woh suru nahi hui, ya ban nahi payi. Jo filmein release hui waha (South) se, woh pehle se ban chuki hai. Humari pheli Sooryavanshi aayi. Phir saal ki suruvat mein The Kashmir Files, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Drishyam 2, aur Gangubai Kathiawadi aayi, and they all did fabulous business Toh aisa nahi hai ki humari filmein nahi chal rahi hai.
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The man of the moment strikes back with a statement that should have been said a long time ago. A great thought and speech there #RohitShetty pic.twitter.com/xeuiuO6fXo— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 22, 2022
Shetty further proved how South also suffered losses, “Waha by bhi aap dekhnge toh they strike, quite, kyuki kuch chal nahi raha tha. Hume humesha aisa lagta hai ki that the grass is greener on the other side. Toh aisa nahi hai. Hum ek waqt se guzar rahe hai. Rohit even added that Bollywood visionaries, large-scale directors couldn’t bring their films due to the pandemic, it’s is why the Bollywood phase seemed dull this year. However, he assured that after Cirkus, he will do Singham Again, Tiger 3 is coming, and even Sanjay Leela Bhansali is shooting a movie with Ranbir Kapoor. So it will get better the next year.