Neetu Chandra, whose Maithili production Mithila Makhaan will release later this month, says she would continue to back regional movies for promoting the language. Mithila Makhaan had won the Best Maithili Film at the 63rd National Film Award.
“My attempt is always to make good Bhojpuri films. It is my mother tongue. Besides Hindi films and theatre, I will continue to do regional movies,” the “Traffic Signal” famed actress said at the seventh Jagran Film Festival here. Produced under Neetu’s production house Champaran Talkies, it is directed by her brother Nitin.
“We are going to release the film in October end. I think the reaction will be great, as it has already won a National Award. We are proud of the film,” she said.
The movie was screened at the Jagran Film Festival. About her upcoming Hindi film, Neetu, a skilled taekwondo combatant, said: “I am producing and acting in a women-centric film called ‘Ladaku’. It is a martial arts film.”
Many other celebreties from Bollywood have also supported regional films. Neeraj Pandey earlier said that says he is excited with the local language release of his film MS Dhoni as the regional language film industry is booming.
The film, which is based on Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has already been dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. This would be the first time a Hindi biopic is getting a Marathi release.
“The love for M.S. Dhoni in this country is unparalleled. Through this film, our effort is to show his life, his journey, his struggle… The regional language film industry is booming and the set of audiences seeing local language content is fairly different than those watching Hindi cinema,” Pandey said in a statement.