Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who made her acting debut with Dabangg in 2010, agrees that certain facets of regional cinema are better than the mainstream Hindi film industry, but she finds it unfair to say it cannot achieve the attention and adulation that movies from different parts of the country are getting.
In 2014, Sonakshi worked in Tamil film Lingaa wth superstar Rajnikanth. She says that since she has tasted the dynamics of how regional cinema works, she knows its strength, but it is not unachievable by the Hindi film industry.
Sonakshi, who was here at the launch of Streax Professional’s Spring Summer 2018 Collection Marigold, told IANS: “I have done a Tamil film, and based on that I can say that their style of work is slightly better than how we work over here (in Bollywood).
“In terms of timings, vision, originality and the concepts that they come up with… like the stuff they make over there, we could not even imagine making over here. Otherwise, why hasn’t a ‘Baahubali’ been conceptualised in Hindi cinema till today? And they have gone and done it and we can all see how,” she added.
The daughter of actors Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha says Hindi cinema will always be her ‘first love’.
“I really respect the way they (regional cinema makers and actors) work, but yes it is unfair to say that we (Hindi cinema makers) cannot do it. Where there is a will, there is a way. If we want to do it, we can do it, we will do it,” said the Lootera actress.
It was film-maker Shekhar Kapur, as the jury head of the 65th National Film Awards last month, who said Hindi cinema was far behind regional cinema in content and treatment of subjects.