Karan Johar along with Anil Kapoor and Javed Akhtar launched the novel - The Aladia Sisters written by Khalid Mohamed on Monday in the presence of yesteryear actress Asha Parekh. Mohamed has worked as a journalist, editor, film critic, screenwriter and film director.
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Anil Kapoor, on being asked if Mohamed's film reviews hurt him, and if he could recall any of the critic's caustic reviews, Kapoor said: "There are quite a few films. Right now, the film that comes to my mind is Beta for which I won the Filmfare Award as Best Actor. He titled his review as Beti! Fortunately, the film was a huge success at the box-office."
"The second film is Lamhe," Kapoor continued, adding: "I think reviews of Lamhe (1991) were quite devastating for Yash (Chopra) ji and for all of us because it impacted business of the film. I remember Khalid compared Lamhe with Gulzar saab's Mausam (1975). But almost after 25 years, Khalid sent me a message saying that 'I was wrong and it's a very good film'. So sometimes it's your state of mind. And at that time, you may not like the film but when you watch it again you might like it."
(With inputs from IANS)
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