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Anurag Kashyap says ‘people who don’t speak Hindi make Hindi movies’, suggests strategy to revitalize Bollywood

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and producer Ekta Kapoor have released the trailer for their upcoming sci-fi thriller Make Baaraa, with Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. At the event, the filmmaker was asked about his opinion on why Hindi films are not doing as well as some popular South Indian films.

On this, Anurag said it’s because people who make Hindi movies don’t speak the language themselves. “Because our Hindi movies aren’t rooted, that’s the simple answer. When you see Tamil, Telugu or Malayalam films, they are rooted in their culture, whether traditional or not. But our movies are not rooted,” Kashyap said.

He added, “Here, people who don’t speak Hindi, who speak English, make Hindi movies. Wherever movies are rooted, they work. When our mainstream filmmakers make their kind of films, they work. Gangubai Kathiawadi, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 worked because both filmmakers made the kind of movies they usually do. Other filmmakers try to make these films that they don’t usually make, they try to impress, to change genres. The moment we put down roots, our movies will work.

Kashyap has been making movies for over two decades. The filmmaker, known for his genre films such as Black Friday, Gangs of Wasseypur and Dev D, among others, tries his hand at science fiction with Do Baaraa.

On why he stayed away from the genre, he said, “I’m very scared of science fiction. Today the world is one place, we watch everything on OTT. The way our audience is today, if you can’t be (Christopher) Nolan, then don’t even try to go into that space. If you can’t reach that level, then don’t even try. Make your kind of films… I’m afraid of special effects, science fiction. So it took me a long time to get rid of the fear. He is always there.

Do Baaraa would be a remake of the Spanish drama film Mirage. He is also rumored to be remaking Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. About that, he said, “It’s not a remake, it’s not even a homage. You will know (what it is) when I do. It’s silly to redo a classic. This film is already there and is a great classic, why do it again? If you saw my T-shirt that I wore during the announcement, it had Kill Bill and Khoon Bhari Maang on it. Khoon Bhari Maang was created before Kill Bill. So there’s no point in saying what I’m doing. When I do, you should watch, decide and tell me,” he concluded.

Do Baaraa is set to hit theaters on August 19.