B'wood lacks new ideas: Kher
Bollywood suffers from bankruptcy of original ideas and it is in need of original script-writers, Anupam Kher said.india Updated: Aug 27, 2003 18:52 IST
Bollywood, the largest film producer in the world, suffers from bankruptcy of original ideas and it is in need of original script-writers, Anupam Kher, veteran character actor has said.
"Hindi films desperately require new writers with original ideas. There are a very few original writers. There is a bankruptcy of good original scripts in Hindi films, and people are able to say that Hindi films merely copy Hollywood films," Kher, who has acted in about 300 films said while replying to listeners' questions in Aapki Baat BBC keSaath programmeon Sundaynight.
He pointed out that all the blockbusters even in the past few years like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Dil Waale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge have all been based on original stories.
"A lot of original work is being done in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam cinema, but Hindi cinema needs this. I hope new writers will bring fresh ideas," Kher who is shooting in the UK for Gurinder Chaddha's film Bride and Prejudice, based on Jane Austin's famous novel Pride and Prejudice said.
The practice of copying Hollywood is coming to an end. "With so many flop Hindi films in the past two years, things are changing," Kher said.
"During the past one-two years a large number of Hindi films have been a flop, and the result is that now you are seeing films which are being made by professionally trained people because the audience are changing. Films based on a particular pattern or routine films are not being made now," the actor said.
First Published: Aug 26, 2003 15:23 IST