The ongoing debate on South and Bollywood films is currently the topic of discussion. Amidst Mahesh Babu’s ‘Bollywood can’t afford me’ statement, actor Suniel Shetty has now shared his views on the competition between the two industries. Shetty has worked in both Bollywood and South industries. As per a report in Etimes, at a recent event, he was questioned on the ongoing debate. Read on to know what he had said.
Suniel said he thinks the Bollywood vs south industry scene has been created on social media. “We are Indians and if we look at the OTT platform, language does not matter there, content does matter,” he said.
Suniel added, “Similarly, this is the difference between Bollywood vs. South industry. I also come from the South, but my Karmabhoomi is Mumbai, so I am called a Mumbaikar. The truth is that the audience is deciding which film they should see and which should not. My only problem is that we have probably forgotten the audience somewhere. We are not catering to them properly. People always tell me in cinema whether it is cinema or OTT.”
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The Hera Pheri actor further said, “In 70 per cent of India, the audience is such that they whistle when they see good content in theatres. Hero’s shot is a back shot, a high-speed walk. I think we should work on content. Bollywood will always be Bollywood. And if you recognise India, you will recognise the heroes of Bollywood too. So, I think it is a question of time. This is a journey where we have to rethink and produce better content. Finally content is the king, whether it is South, East, North or West, it doesn’t matter.”