Bharat Dabholkar Exclusive: "Southern Film Industry Is More Creative Than Bollywood"
"This lockdown will be over soon and we will be back," said Bharat Dabholkar, an actor, director, writer, creative expert, in conversation with Brifly News. Dabholkar who has working experience in almost every Southern film industry along with the Hindi and Marathi industries, said, "Even though Bollywood has excellent directors like Rajkumar Hirani, it still lacks the creativity that the Southern industry has."
When asked about what the differences between Bollywood and the Southern industry were, he said that the Southern Film Industry is way more disciplined and punctual. "The actors from South India are simple and down to earth. No matter how big the budget of the film or how big an actor is, everything there happens on time." When asked to pick between Rajnikanth and Amitabh Bachchan, the actor said, "When it comes to versatility, no one can beat Amitabh Bachchan but Rajnikanth is a megastar who everyone wants to see in the action form."
Recently most viewers have transitioned from watching films in theatres to the over the top (OTT) platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and the like. Dabholkar thinks that the work hasn't stopped, and that this is just a breather for the industry,
"In the coming future, OTT will have more audience but theatre will never stop, we will see a balance." He also added that the lockdown should be seen as a vacation rather than a chore. "I would ask people not to panic by watching the news, and I would advise my friends to enjoy this time" he said.