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West thought of Bollywood as meaningless cinema: Nawazuddin

bollywood Updated: Jun 13, 2012 18:00 IST

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Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, whose three films Gangs Of Wasseypur part one and two and Miss Lovely were screened at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival, says people in the west felt that "meaningless films are made in India".

"All this while they (people in the west) had a notion that only meaningless films with lot of dance and drama were made in India. To some extent that is true but in the last couple of years different kind of films have come out. They are now realising that good cinema is being made in India. They like our films because we make completely different movies," actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui told PTI.

On what can be done to improve the image of Indian cinema, he said, "I am hoping that filmmakers continue to make more films like Kahaani, Paan Singh Tomar and Gangs Of Wasseypur to name a few. We have some young and talented directors whose choice of filmmaking and subjects are different. We also have an actor like Aamir Khan who can make Lagaan and at the same time he makes a film like Peepli Live which is a big contribution to Indian cinema," he said.

Excited over three of his films getting an excellent response at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Siddiqui feels blessed.

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Gangs Of Wasseypur is a two part revenge drama film, set up in a small town in Jharkhand. Miss Lovely is drama film directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and is about a C-grade film director, who falls in love with a struggling actress.