Bollywood Celebs About South Films: Sometimes, celebrities knowingly or unknowingly make some comments. Here are a few Bollywood celebs who spoke about the south Indian film industry.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in an interview said that “One mistake that happened is that we kept doing remakes of South films. The biggest problem here is with the writers and stories, we are not making originals at all, leaving everything up to the remakes. I think we should take a lesson from that mistake and start making original films. That would be better.”
Salman Khan once said that south films are doing well in Bollywood but Hindi movies don’t work in the south. He quoted, “I wonder why our films are not doing so well in the south. Their films are doing so well here. Heroism always works, as there is a kind of connection, and that’s very important for cine-goers. We’ve had this format from Salim-Javed’s times, but now they (south Indian filmmakers) are taking it to the next level. Fan following there (south India) is huge, and now I am also working with Chiru Garu. They have a different style of films, and it is very nice. They make films on beautiful concepts. Even when they make small films, people go and see them.”
Sanjay Dutt opined that the Hindi film industry has forgotten the larger-than-life heroism. He further stated, “But the Southern industries didn’t forget heroism. I’m not saying that slice-of-life films or rom-coms are bad. But why have we forgotten our audience from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan who make up a large section of our audience? I hope that trend comes back in the Hindi film industry. Earlier we had individual producers and financiers which the corporatization of film studios has brought to an end. Corporatization is good but that shouldn’t interfere with our taste in movies.”
Akshay Kumar spoke about the competition between Telugu and Hindi film industry. He said, “I don’t think (it’s a competition). It’s a collaboration rather than a competition. I don’t think we should take it as a competition. There is nothing to compete about. We all want to come on the big screen and make money out of it and make big, big films. So there is no point in competing about it, it should be a collaboration. And the collaboration should not end here only, it should go to other people, like from Hollywood, French films also, actors from there and anywhere. It should keep on expanding.”
Ajay Devgn believes that the film industry is one. He said, “There’s nothing south or north. It’s the Indian film industry. They are also doing the same thing, we are also doing the same thing.