Ranveer Singh on North-South theatrical comparisons: There is no competition

Commenting on the phenomenon of the rising popularity of southern films in Bollywood-ruled North India, Ranveer Singh says he doesn’t see it as a ‘them vs. us’ debate.

The actor said the creative realm is a subjective medium and the concept of the competition should not exist there.
“I don’t make it a contra thing in the field of art. For me there are areas in life where contra is fundamental to competition. I am very interested in areas such as sports. I don’t subscribe to this idea of ​​against or competing with each other.

“I am fiercely protective of my integrity as an artist, and art falls within the realm of subjectivity. There is no competition. I don’t compete with my co-actors, be it artists from other films. I can only appreciate other artists. I’ve never really thought of it as ‘them and us’. We are all a part of Indian cinema,” Singh told PTI.

What is fundamental to India is its diversity, something he is “most proud of,” the actor said.

“Even when I travel the seven seas and meet all these prominent people and give them context about who I am, what I do and where I’m from, one of the first things I never fail to mention is the most wonderful thing What is special about my country is how diverse it is, in terms of demographics, geography, languages, cultures, cuisines… It is this aspect of my country that I feel is characteristic of my country that I am very proud of, we are all part of Indian cinema,” he added.

The actor said he had recently seen pan-Indian films like Pushpa and RRR and was amazed by the “spectacle value” of these films.

“I really enjoyed seeing her. I laughed and applauded. More power for all of us who are part of Indian cinema.”

Singh said he was excited about the record-breaking success of these films as they help the exhibitions sector hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic to regain its footing.

“I am thrilled that these films are making the kind of number they are because as a champion of Indian cinema I would love to see the theatrical experience and exhibition sector recover, and it is happening. This is something I am very happy and proud of. I consider them my brothers and am very proud of the work they have done. They make films that audiences love and watch in droves. I’m really happy about it,” he added.

The 36-year-old, who will star with Shankar in the Hindi adaptation of Tamil blockbuster Anniyan, said as an artist and film professional you have to take your hat off to the filmmaking craft in films like this.

“The technical craftsmanship is so superior, the storytelling is top-notch. If you are a true artist and a genuine professional and if you have some level of objectivity you can see that these are great films. I’ll be the first to stand up and applaud them.”

Singh is looking forward to the release of ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ directed by Divyang Thakkar which hits theaters on Friday.

The film is a Yash Raj Films production and also stars Arjun Reddy famous actor Shalini Pandey, Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah.

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