Mumbai: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty on Saturday stated individuals making doomsday predictions about Bollywood are mistaken as he believes Hindi movies won’t ever be completed.
“When the technology modifications within the media, then all of them assume it’s all new. And the pattern that Bollywood khatam (end) offers some individuals excessive however Bollywood khatam nahi hoga (Bollywood won’t ever be completed),” Shetty stated at a press convention right here.
Giving the instance of the ’80s the director, recognized for his mainstream blockbusters like “Golmaal” sequence, “Chennai Categorical”, and “Singham”, stated such predictions had been made at the moment too.
“Within the 80s when VCR got here, everybody stated theatre (enterprise) can be over. Equally, now after OTT got here, persons are saying Bollywood is completed. So this thought that Bollywood is completed offers them excessive however Bollywood won’t ever be completed,” the 49-year-old director stated.
Requested concerning the debate between north and south cinema at a time when movies from southern India are overshadowing Bollywood releases in Hindi belt, Shetty stated it’s not a brand new phenomenon.
“Once you see the historical past of cinema, you’ll realise that south movies haven’t come right here (in north belt) all of a sudden. Within the 50s and 60s, we had Shashi Kapoor’s film ‘Pyar Kiye Jaa’ which was a remake of a Tamil movie. Even Jeetendra ji’s movies like ‘Himmatwala’ and ‘Mawaali’ had been remakes of south movies,” he stated.
Equally, actors from south movie business, together with Kamal Haasan and Sridevi, delivered hits once they acted in Bollywood, the filmmaker stated.
“Kamal Haasan acted in Hindi movies when Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna had been on the peak of their careers and gave us a success movie – ‘Ek Duuje ke Liye’. We even have had 80s and 90s superstars like Sridevi and Jaya Prada from south right here. Even AR Rahman is from south,” he added.
Shetty’s subsequent directorial enterprise is “Cirkus”starring Ranveer Singh. The comedy drama is scheduled to be launched this Christmas.