"Why Are South Directors Succeeding In Large Scale Films Where Mumbai Directors Are Failing?": Shekhar Kapur

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Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is someone who is known for sharing insights on various topics. Now, after the success of Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar's '2.0', he had some hard-hitting comments on Bollywood.

Written By H Shivkumar | Mumbai | Updated On:

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is widely known for his directorial debut 'Masoom' and films like 'Bandit Queen', is someone who shares insights on various matters. While his topics of critique range from politics to philosophy to current affairs, his recent tweet is rather hard-hitting. 

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Taking to the micro blogging platform, Shekhar shared his two cents on South Indian films like '2.0' and 'Baahubali'. Clearly an admirer of such films and the impact they've made on Indian cinema, he feels that the Hindi film industry is lagging behind. He questioned as to why directors from South India are able to mount and bring out mega-budget films whereas filmmakers from Mumbai are failing at this endeavour. Answering his own musing, he said that it's because people from South are far more passionate when it comes to filmmaking. Here's what he wrote, "Why are Directors from Southern India succeeding in large-scale films where Directors in Mumbai are failing? Directors from the South certainly show far more passion in their filmmaking. Like in #Bahubali #Bahubali2 #2Point0". 

His statement although a little controversial is not the first time that a Bollywood director has pointed this out. Even when 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' came out last year and became a game changer for Indian cinema, Karan Johar had also lamented how the Hindi film industry would never manage such a feat for the stars here charge a lot more than their South Indian counterparts. 

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Meanwhile, Shankar's magnum opus is jumping from strength to strength as the film has apparently crossed Rs 700 crores worldwide in terms of box office collections. The film has already beaten the records of SS Rajamouli's 'Baahubali: The Beginning' and is looking to challenge Aamir Khan's 'PK' next as it will release in China next on a massive scale. 



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