Bollywood outsourcing Indian talent for Hollywood: Bajpayee

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Manoj Bajpayee: Our producers want to make money in a hurry

National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee says that Bollywood is outsourcing  Indian talent to make Hollywood films while the local industry tend to ignore  enormous resources India has.

Hollywood producers believe in making more children films as they feel that with a child, parents will also go to see a film,” Manoj said on Monday at the second edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY).

An example at the moment is Disney’s Moana which easily topped the US box office for its second week in a row, with a catch of $28.4 million.

Moana has earned $119.9 million domestically and $177.4 million globally.

“In India, we don’t have that much patience when it comes to animation. Producers want to make money in hurry. But to make a good animation film, you need three to four years. That much patience is not there in Indian producers. Our animation studios are mainly working for Hollywood. Hollywood outsources our talent, but we are not using it and respecting it,” he added.

Manoj, who has done films like Satya, Shool, Pinjar, Gangs of Wasseypur and Aligarh, says Indian film producers are more concerned about getting money and less about talent and content in films.

“In our industry, they (producers) don’t take you because of your talent, they take you because of the business that your last film has done,” Manoj said.

“Somehow, the distribution network of India is not working properly… And this situation has been there for a long time. Also, there are less cinemas in India. The existing cinemas are all captured by mainstream films as producers only want money,” he added. – CINEWS

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