Karan Johar points out the eight things you need to do to become a modern-day movie star. I believe that we have a special industry and that our films are unique. They have an ethos that’s different from the rest of the world cinema. So the qualities that go into the making of a mainstream Bollywood star are different from the attributes required from a movie star at the global level. The eight qualities addressed here will be applicable, strictly to Bollywood.
1. To start with, the most important thing is to love Hindi cinema. You have to love everything about it — the song and dance, the hero, the typical hero-wali entry or the heroine’s nakhra. You have to love all these things which stand for mainstream Hindi cinema. Whoever has done well in our indust