Amitabh Bachchan always speaks up his mind and this time at a special event for the promotion of his upcoming film 102 Not Out with Rishi Kapoor, Bachchan shared his opinion about the bad influence of Hollywood over Bollywood.
Although, we know the market of Hollywood cinema day by day overpowering Indian and huge collection of some movies is the perfect example of it i.e. Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Thor, Guardians of Galaxy Vol 2 and many more in the queue.
Here the highlights of what Amitabh Bachchan has to say:
The legendary actor said, “Speed of communication and the alternatives that people have for entertainment has become so good. Earlier, it was only cinema. Today you have TV, computer, mobile and with communication coming in so rapid, you are exposed to stuff that’s coming from every corner of the world. So, they are used to seeing something and in some cases of perhaps greater quality than ours and they want the same from us. So, we have to keep re-inventing.”
Once discussing with director Ali Abbas Zafar, he told Amitabh that, “He is making Bharat with Salman. He told me, ‘Sir, it has become very difficult to make films because you have to make everything big.’ And then he spoke about Hollywood films. Like, someone was telling me that Avengers is going to take a massive opening in India. For a Hollywood film to do that and then for us to compete with it is a big challenge for the Indian film industry.”
Sr. Bachchan also talk about how Hollywood's influence is dangerous to local cinema and it is killing Indian film industry, “This I was told in 1993, when I was on a casual visit to New York and I met some studios who were wanting to meet me and they told me, ‘You better get your house in order because India is the new frontier and Americans are coming.’ And everywhere Hollywood has gone, it has destroyed the local industry whether it’s England, Italy or Germany, they just come and take over. They have the money and the expertise. They have the quality and quantity. We are fighting against them,” said Amitabh Bachchan.
“I still believe that emotionally we are stronger but we will not able to match them in technology. But I have to say that the younger generation of our film industry are absolutely aware of what’s happening in the rest of the world. And they are spending a lot of money and energy to make their films equally big.”
“So, whenever their films come out, please don’t patronise them because we are fighting against an ogre of Hollywood from overtaking us and destroying our industry. I spent some time with these young filmmakers and they think so big and massive. They don’t have any doubts about how to do things. They tell me, ‘We will do this and that,’ and I ask them, ‘But how will you manage?’. They assure me they know how to do it,” concluded Amitabh.