Children’s films not given encouragement in industry: Jimmy Sheirgill

Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Sheirgill says the Indian film industry does not encourage movies made for children and that it is important to support such films to help them relate to important issues.

“I’m supporting a children’s film. We need to promote it as much as we can because we see that usually children’s films are not given that much encouragement in our industry,” said Jimmy.

“People should support such films, especially a film which gives a very big message,” said the actor who was present here at a college festival on Friday to promote his film ‘Shortut Safari.’

‘Shortcut Safari’ is a non-animated film featuring kids who set off on a school trip to a national park but lose their way into the forest. They face real wildlife and real dangers there.

Jimmy, who plays an important role in the film, said that “it is completely a kids’ film and they are the heroes”.

“The film’s central theme is based on environment. It is very important that children are made aware about issues like global warming. If we try to teach them about such issues in a serious way, then perhaps they might not show that much interest,” he said.

“You make an adventurous film with an enjoyable story and children can relate to it, and in that, somehow you convey your thoughts about environment,” the actor noted.

Last year, Jimmy was seen in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’.

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