At a time when Bollywood is showing vigorous interest in adapting Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam hits, Kareena Kapoor has stated that South India is oozing with good scripts. The actress, who recently starred in the Hindi remake of Mollywood blockbuster ‘Bodyguard‘ (which was also made in Tamil with Vijay as ‘Kavalan‘), has expressed in an interview that Bollywood these days is not making films as interesting as those being made down South.
This is an important endorsement, given that Kareena Kapoor hails from a family that is considered to be the first family of Indian cinema. Talking further on her film ‘Bodyguard‘, in which she shared screen space with Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor has said that the film has been making a roaring business in the South, surpassing the records of all Hindi films till date (including 3 Idiots, according to her).
The actress’s claim has a shade of truth. The film has globally grossed a whopping Rs 225 cr., which makes it the second biggest hit in the history of Indian cinema after 3 Idiots (Rs 350 cr.).
What is of value for the South Indian industry is that, it is making waves in Bollywood by influencing the latter with its varied themes and novel flicks. If this trend continues, a day is not far when you will see many Southern directors becoming creators to reckon with in Hindi cinema.