Farhan Akhtar on Indian representation in Hollywood: We will see more cross pollination between...

Farhan Akhtar is currently working on his next directorial venture, which is suspected to be a sequel to Don 2

Updated on Jul 26, 2022 07:02 PM IST  |  36.4K
Farhan Akhtar on Indian representation in Hollywood: We will see more cross pollination between...
Farhan Akhtar talks about Indian representation in Hollywood (Credit: Farhan Akhtar Instagram)

Farhan Akhtar recently hosted the Russo Brothers, along with his business partner Ritesh Sidhwani, at his residence. At the gathering, the filmmakers spoke about their work, trends in the Indian and western film industries, and content travelling globally, thanks to streaming giants. Farhan, who recently made his international debut with Ms Marvel, also touched upon the subject of globalisation of Indian actors. In recent times, actors in the country have been speaking about the lines being blurred between the ‘north and south’ film industries.

In an exclusive interview with Indianexpress.com, on being asked about whether he foresees a time when actors could even swim across borders, he said, “Honestly, you are seeing the evolution yourself. How many actors or people from India were working in other parts of the world 10 or 15 years ago? You could count them on your fingertips. That has already changed. Irrfan was a great example, and Om Puri before him was another great example. Priyanka is doing exceedingly well and Alia is also doing a film now in Hollywood. So it is changing and I feel we have to be very grateful towards this push for diversity that’s happening within storytelling in the west. That plays a huge role and that is immediately inclusive.” 

He also talked about his stint in Marvel as he said,  “And that’s something I truly loved about Ms Marvel. That it’s about a Pakistani Muslim girl. To imagine that Marvel woud be making a story with her, and at the centre of it, is something very unique and new. And it was exciting to be a part of it." He concluded by saying, “We are seeing the change happening and I am sure as time progresses we will see more cross pollination between the two movie making countries”.

Farhan's answers suggest that the ambitious filmmaker is happy with the way Indians are being represented in the west and how the inclusivity will allow cross pollination of movies, which in turn will result in a wide viewer base. The ace filmmaker is currently working on a movie script, for his next directorial venture, which is suspected to be Don 3.

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Jul 24, 2022 09:40 AM
When will Whites have representation in Bollywood?
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