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Rohit Shetty weighs in on Hindi vs South debate, says ‘Bollywood kabhi khatam nahi hoga’

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Rohit Shetty recently spoke about the Hindi vs South debate. He spoke about the issue while promoting his new commercial with Ranveer Singh. Weighing in on the Hindi vs South debate following the back-to-back success of films such as RRR and KGF: Chapter 2, he said that ‘Bollywood khatam trend will never happen’.

BOLLYWOOD KHATAM TREND WILL NEVER HAPPEN: ROHIT SHETTY

Earlier, Kamal Haasan, during Vikram promotions, spoke about the Hindi vs South debate. While promoting his new commercial with Ranveer Singh, when asked his take on the matter, Rohitt Shetty said, “The trend of Bollywood khatam (Bollywood is over) will never happen. In the 80s, when VCRs came to the forefront, people said that theatre will go out of business, and Bollywood is finished. Then, recently with the boom of OTT, many people said that Bollywood is finished. So Bollywood kabhi khatam nahi hoga (Bollywood will never end).”

ROHIT SHETTY WEIGHS IN ON BOLLY VS SOUTH DEBATE

The Singham director said that South Indian films have been remade in Hindi since the 60s. When asked about the debate between north and south cinema at a time when films from southern India are overshadowing Bollywood releases in Hindi belt, the filmmaker said it is not a new phenomenon. “When you see the history of cinema, you will realise that south films have not come here (in north belt) suddenly. In the 50s and 60s, we had Shashi Kapoor’s movie ‘Pyar Kiye Jaa’ which was a remake of a Tamil film. Even Jeetendra ji’s films like ‘Himmatwala’ and ‘Mawaali’ were remakes of south films,” he said.

“When you check the history, you will learn that the South (Film Industry) has been there since the 60s and 50s. Shashi Kapoor’s Pyaar Kiye Jaa was a remake of a South film. In the 80s, when Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna were at their peak, a new boy entered into the cinema world, Kamal Haasan sir with Ek Duje Ke Liye, and it was a hit,” said Rohit.

“The superstars’ heroines of the 80s and 90s, Sridevi and Jaya Pradha, are from the South. Roja, a film that brought a major change in cinema, was directed by Mani (Ratnam) sir. Ram Gopal Varma came up with an action film with Nagarjuna. The biggest music director, AR Rahman, is from the South. Jeetendra sir’s films like Himmatwala, Justice Chowdhary and Mawali are South remakes. So they are there for ages,” he added.

Rohit Shetty, who was seen promoting an instant food brand along with Ranveer Singh, will soon jet off to Cape Town, South Africa, to shoot for Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 12. His next directorial venture is Cirkus, starring Ranveer Singh. The comedy drama is scheduled to be released this Christmas.

(With inputs from PTI)

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