Sanjay Dutt made his debut in South Indian films with KGF Chapter 2. In an interview, Sanjay compared Hindi film industry to South.
Actor Sanjay Dutt rued that ‘heroism’ in Hindi films has been sidelined in favour of slice-of-life movies.
Sanjay Dutt said that the reason South Indian films are working at the box office and Hindi films aren’t is that Bollywood isn’t catering to tier 2 and tier 3 centres anymore.
He said, “Why have we forgotten heroism in our industry? The South has always believed in heroism"
"They’ve always made films according to that, they’ve always considered the hero as larger than life. I’ve grown up seeing Amit ji doing that, Dharam ji doing that."He added.
He continued, “If you look at South films like RRR or Pushpa or KGF, these films are creating havoc all over India."
"I’m not saying that slice-of-life films or rom-coms are bad. But why have we forgotten our audience from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan who make up a large section of our audience."
We also had producers like that with us back in the day like Gulshan Rai, Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Yash Johar. Look at the films that they have made."
Sanjay will be seen next in Akshay Kumar starrer-Prithviraj. The film will also star Manushi Chillar, Sakshi Tanwar and Sonu Sood.
He also has Shamshera in the pipeline, which will also star Vaani Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor.