British-based Indian-born novelist and screenwriter Farrukh Dhondy claims that Bollywood films are not at all popular with Western audiences and that Indian people will watch them.
Dhondy has scripted films like Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Mangal Pandey – The Ascension’, ‘Kisna’ and has also been creatively associated with Shekhar Kapoor “Queen of the bandits”.
âAlthough everyone says Indian films are a big hit all over the world, that is actually not true. Yes, they are well received in some places around the world. Bollywood films are a hit in the States. “United and Great Britain because there are 7 million and 2 million Asians respectively,” said Dhondy.
âIf you ask my sons and daughters who are half British, they don’t know who Amitabh Bachchan or Shah Rukh Khan is. They don’t even particularly want to know and they’ve moved on to Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp.â He added.
Dhondy also pointed out that the reason Bollywood films have failed to capture the imaginations of Western audiences is that people cannot relate to actors and what they do in the world. ‘screen.
âIndian actors don’t look or behave like Indians. You won’t find a person like Salman Khan on the streets. But you can find someone like Johnny Depp in the United States. They can relate to such people, âDhondy said. noted.