Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says the Indian film industry and Hollywood can learn a lot from each other as the two industries seek to cater to the evolving nature of cinema.
Bhandarkar is representing the Indian film industry at the three-day ‘Cinema Beyond Boundaries’ that began here on September 27.
The director,who is behind films like ‘Chandni Bar’,’Page 3′,’Fashion’ and ‘Heroine’,hopes to exchange notes with Hollywood directors,writers and music composers on understanding the global perspective in cinema.
“There will be something that I take from them and they will take from us. While Hollywood has had a huge influence on the Indian industry,Bollywood and its actors too are garnering a lot of attention in the western film world,” Bhandarkar told PTI.
The event would focus on the global influence of Indian cinema,forecast changes in the fast growing and rapidly evolving filmmaking industry.
“Cinema has changed drastically over the years and films are now being made in different genres like commercial,edgy and radical to cater to the tastes of an evolving viewership.
“Indian cinema is no more limited to audiences in India. We have viewers all around the world and hence understanding the global perspective is a must. Cinema Beyond Boundaries would get the viewers and the filmmakers together and would help us in serving them with good quality cinema,” Bhandarkar said.
Bhandarkar said through his films he has explored “areas where nobody has gone.”
On the trend of filmmakers remaking old classics,Bhandarkar said he is not keen in replicating old movies.
“I have good ideas and good subjects. So I am happy. I’m not into replicating old movies. But one should never say never. Tomorrow I may feel like making a part 2 of some of my movies,”he said.
The filmmaking meet would be attended by ‘Kaahani’ writer Advaita Kala,’Don Peyote’ director Micheal Canzoniero,Tony Award winner Dan Fogler,director Vladan Nikolic and actors Saritha Choudhry,Ajay Naidu and Reshma Shetty.