Actor Manoj Bajpayee’s acclaimed web series “The Family Man” had found outlets across the country. In a recent interview, Manoj was slammed after the growing fad of “pan-Indian cinema‘, which caught on after the success of the Baahubali franchise. While very few films have managed to capitalize on this hype, the recent success of RRR, KGF and Pushpa: The Rise has made Hindi cinema aware that they face stiff competition.
Manoj said that for him “it has never been like this north or south‘ as he has worked in Tamil and Telugu films and is in talks with some filmmakers in Kolkata. “For me, India is from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and not from Kashmir to Delhi. This is how I see India. When Telugu films do well, I feel 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 the conclusion that cinema belongs to everyone in India,” he told ETimes.
Manoj Bajpayee added that any film dubbed into multiple languages could be called Pan-Indian. He said that when choosing his projects, he always thinks of his viewer, who could be in any part of the country. “When I’ve chosen a film, I’ve always thought that my audience is everywhere. When The Family Man found audiences in all parts of the country, I felt very fortunate. People who speak different languages have seen Family Man and enjoyed it. And that is how it is supposed to be. The cinema does not belong to any region. The cinema belongs to everyone,” he said.
The Family Man boasts of actors from different regions of India. The show doesn’t have her speak Hindi for the convenience of the audience, instead relying on subtitles, making it truly Pan-Indian. The third season of The Family is currently in the works.
Recently it was rumored that Manoj Bajpayee will be a part of Allu Arjun’s Pushpa 2. However, the actor denied the rumours.
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