Manoj Bajpayee recently discussed the Hindi vs. South controversy in cinema and asserted that it is unjust to categorise films according to geographic regions.
After the groundbreaking success of films from the South, the term “Pan-India Films” has now entered everyone’s vocabulary. In addition to captivating the Indian crowd, blockbusters like KGF, RRR, and Pushpa have fiercely competed with recent Hindi language films. Shamshera and Dhaakad, two consecutive box office failures, are simply signs of the nation’s evolving entertainment scene. Veteran actor Manoj Bajpayee discussed his thoughts on the ‘Pan-India cinema’ phenomena.
The Gang of Wasseypur star said during a conversation with ETimes, “It has never been north or south. For me, India is from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and not from Kashmir to Delhi. That’s how I see India. If Telugu films do well, I will be just as proud as when a Hindi film does well. Dividing cinema into regions is not fair. Good that this discussion has started because we are now coming to a conclusion that cinema belongs to everyone in India.”
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The Aligarh actor went on to explain that regardless of whether a movie is in Tamil, Marathi, or Malayalam, it automatically becomes a “Pan-India” movie if it is dubbed for several audiences. He further clarified that he always prioritises projects that will appeal to a wide-ranging national audience. Manoj revealed, “Whenever I have chosen a film, I have always thought that my audience is everywhere. When The Family Man found its audience in all parts of the country, I felt very fortunate. People who speak different languages watched Family Man, and they liked it. And this is how it should be. Cinema does not belong to one region. Cinema belongs to everyone.”
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