Subhash Ghai rues ‘Hollywood imitations’ in India

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who has given cinematic gems like “Karz”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Khalnayak” and “Pardes”, says it’s a big shame that even names of different regional cinema have become a shadow of Hollywood.

The filmmaker, known for spinning magic on the silver screen in the 1980s and 1990s, also questioned why can’t the names be more specific to the region it belongs to.

“It’s a big shame for any state of India and its regional cinema when they call themselves Tollywood, Bollywood, Gollywood losing their own entity. Why can’t they be proud to name their regional cinema on states like Bengali cinema, Punjabi cinema, Gujarati cinema than Hollywood imitations,” Ghai tweeted on Sunday.

Ghai also took a dig at the events unfolding in the country with no reference to one particular incident. He said that there is no reason to fret as India is heading towards progress.

His Facebook post read: “Babuji says – student unrest is an age old phenomena led by certain student leaders called “politicians in the making” like other students as scientists/ economists/ artistes in making at college campuses at formative age.

These leaders stand out by going against current establishment whatsoever. Even todays top politicians once upon led student movements in their younger age. Right? So no worry! India is at its progress”.

In the recent times, Ghai has failed to recreate his cinematic magic with his last few movies — “Yuvvraaj” and “Kaanchi: The Unbreakable” turning out to be damp squibs at the box office.

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