After Kangana Ranaut, Nawazuddin Siddiqui also bats for changing the name of 'Bollywood'

Nwazuddin Siddiqui also opened up on how the industry still seeks validation from the West and that the term 'Bollywood' must be changed.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui dapper in grey suit. After Kangana Ranaut, Nawazuddin Siddiqui also bats for changing the name of 'Bollywood'.
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In the last few months, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has made headlines for various reasons. From his recent Netflix film Serious Men to his personal life being discussed at length, the actor has made head turns. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Nawazuddin opened up about his film Serious Men which was well received from various quarters. The talented actor also revealed how the industry still seeks validation from the West and that the term 'Bollywood' must be changed.  

Speaking to HT, he said, "Yes, I want to change one thing, the name ‘Bollywood’ itself. Yeh jo udhaar ka naam le rakha hai, sabse pehle humein yeh badalna chahiye." Recently, Kangana Ranaut had also tweeted saying that Bollywood is simply copied from Hollywood and that the term should be banned.  

Opening up about the response to Serious Men, Nawazuddin said, "Thank God, we got such a great response, and it connected with people, but if it wouldn’t have, we would have had doubts ‘yeh kya ho gaya’. Then when it would have got some award in the West, it would have been termed good here too. Yeh cheez toh hai, but fortunately it didn’t happen with Serious Men. People are liking it here. The validation is needed, especially from the West, and it hasn’t changed." 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Elaborating on how his films have received international recognition and then become a hit in India, he said, "Yes, this is a fact. A lot of my films would go to international festivals, and even get awards, but when they would release here, they wouldn’t get much response. It’s only when they get the validation from West.” Nawazuddin added that he is not dependent on Hollywood, but wants his film instead to go to the West and make noise. 

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Anonymous 1 month ago

Sir , 1st change the mentality of your family. Change their outlook for women. Then talk about Bollywood. BTW Bollywood is absolutely fine.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What did the name do?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Haa Haa. Sab peeche padh jao. Itna accha naam to hai. Hollywood se match karta hai to kya hua. 101 saal purani industry ke baare mein negative baat mat karo. It is iconic. Bollywood is perfect.

Anonymous 1 month ago

first remove the filth in ur own family ...take care of ur kids

Anonymous 1 month ago

First open your mouth for SSR, !!

Anonymous 1 month ago

He is such a talented actor. And really Bollywood copies every scene and it's name should be copycat if it's good it's because of directors and actor who struggle.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Why the heck any person is asking for name change to Bollywood. Plus what is the problem with the world Bollywood? Yes it is derived from the word Hollywood but what's wrong in that? I don't think theres anything wrong in the name. BOLLYWOOD has its own identity Hindi Film Industry. And no one is telling to change Tollywood, Kollywood, Pollywood etc. Everyone is just targeting Bollywood.