Oh yes, the NRI audience is a big motivating factor. About Karan Johar, i seriously think that the guy just cant( not wont) make a film for indian audiences, i am waiting for him to prove me wrong.
As for cashing in on the global audience, ours films earn a fraction compared to most hollywood films even abroad...so we have a long way to go...
Yes, i enjoy my bit of fluff too
, but i kind of like to give good, earnest and intelligent films a try too. No wonder we are guffawed at. We dont give serious minded films a chance here.
Films like Gangajal, Ab thak Chappan, Black Friday are basically ignored. Recently directors like Anurag Kashyap have been awared for their work.