EXCLUSIVE: Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni on South vs North divide: People felt they switched on the wrong series, now it’s normal
Samantha Akkineni might be the latest addition to the cast of Manoj Bajpayee starrer The Family Man 2, the first season of which had created waves across the nation. When the teaser was launched, Bollywood Bubble spoke to the two stars who opened up on the South vs North divide prevalent in the Entertainment field.
Amidst the lockdown in the last few months, the whole divide of south actor, OTT actors, TV actor has blurred. So we asked Manoj and Samantha if they felt any change in people’s perception of actors now? “Definitely. The biggest contributor to that is Raj and DK I would say. When season 1 came first 15 mins people actually thought they have switched on the wrong series. They wondered why it’s in the south Indian language? They didn’t know how to decipher. From there to coming to season 2 it is all normal now. And if you ask me what I have seen during the lockdown? They were mostly Tamil and Malayalam films. Even Telugu films. That’s what OTT has done,” Manoj responded.
You can check out the entire conversation below:
The actor went on to add, “It has really introduced all the talents to each and every citizen of this country and even to the international audience. You know it was the worst thing that was happening when people said this is the Telugu industry, this is the Tamil and Malayalam industry. And if you ask me today who are the directors that I want to work with, I would say most of them are from South India. I want to work with Lijo, Vetri or Kumararaja. I really want to be considered by them. This should be the approach. That is the healthy scenario for the entertainment industry.”
The trailer of The Family Man 2 was unveiled yesterday, and fans are eagerly looking forward to watching the show.