“Hope general budget doesn`t forget Bollywood”

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Mumbai: Indian Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has given blockbusters like `Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham`, `Wake Up Sid` and `Agneepath`, is hoping that the general budget on Friday doesn`t forget Bollywood.

“Well, all we hope is that we are also considered. We entertain the entire nation and I think we also contribute to the psyche of this country and I think it is very important to think about us as well,” the 39-year-old said here Wednesday at the opening ceremony of FICCI FRAMES.

Karan says keeping the growth of the entertainment industry in mind it should be given more incentives.

“There is a 12 per cent growth and the estimated growth is 13 per cent and then eventually it`s 16 per cent. So the scope is growing, so I think we are on a growth pattern which is very good,” said Karan who had a great start to 2012 with his production `Agneepath` hitting the bull`s eye.

Karan`s production house Dharma Productions is currently working on three Hindi movies – `Student Of The Year`, `Dostana 2` and `Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani`.

While he is directing `Student Of The Year`, he has finalised Ayan Mukerji of `Wake Up Sid` fame to direct `Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani` starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.