Hollywood should not be a benchmark for Bollywood success: Varun

Varun...In some aspects we are better than them.

Varun…In some aspects we are better than them.

Hollywood should not be a benchmark for success in the Indian film industry, said actor Varun Dhawan.

The film Dishoom starring Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez was released last Friday.

He added that ‘our industry should not ape them, but it is important to retain our culture’.

At the launch of the Filmfare cover featuring him said, “I don’t think it should be a benchmark; it’s wrong. We are Indians, we have our own culture, we have our own standard. Obviously, there are so many things they do better than us, there are lot of things that we do better than them as well.”

“I think if an actor is really big over here, somewhere we have a responsibility to our fans, so we should do films where we could impact that film more, and the role has more meat as a performer and I think Priyanka and Deepika are really big, actresses, brilliant actors and they are really making us proud,” he said referring to the two Bollywood actresses who are debuting in the Hollywood film industry.

Actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone have ventured into Hollywood and their films are scheduled to release soon while actors like Irrfan Khan and Om Puri among others have featured in numerous films. – CINEWS

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