Bollywood is better than Hollywood over diversity issues: Reema Kagti

A debate is going around Hollywood vs Bollywood and the former's domination in India. Bollywood director Reema Kagti, who has made films like Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and Talaash, feels Hindi cinema is doing much better than Hollywood on the issue of diversity.

Kagti feels the Hindi film industry is gradually moving towards projects with strong women protagonists. “There is an attempt to diversify movies in Bollywood now, but producers also have to think about recovering their cost because of which a superstar like Priyanka Chopra is cast in the role of Mary Kom,” Kagti said.

“However, I feel that we are doing much better than Hollywood when the issue of diversity comes. They are either making these big money-making franchises or some small films,” she added.

Shah, who has penned the screenplay of movies like Kahaani and Airlift, said: “A key reason behind Bollywood getting diverse is the fact that in the last ten years, a lot of technicians and storytellers have come to Bollywood from smaller centres. For example, I myself have come from Anantnag in Kashmir where people can’t even pronounce Hindi properly.”

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