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Raveena Tandon recently had a conversation with Rajshri Unplugged, during which she shared her thoughts on the differences between the South and Hindi film industries. She expressed agreement with the widely held belief that the South film industry maintains a higher level of discipline compared to its Hindi counterpart.
While making a comparison between these two prominent film industries, Raveena pointed out that the Hindi film industry sometimes falters by losing touch with its cultural roots. In her view, this disconnection impacts the performance of Hindi movies. Raveena appreciated how the South film industry, on the other hand, remains closely intertwined with its cultural heritage and values, leading to the success of their films.
In the interview, she emphasized the preference for more down-to-earth storytelling in the South industry. She noted, “They don’t produce a lot of highbrow movies. I believe that’s their secret to success. Meanwhile, in Mumbai, the film industry increasingly adopted Westernized elements. They began making copies of movies that were not doing well at the box office, which didn’t yield positive results. Hence, it became crucial for us to maintain a strong connection with the preferences of our audience. This is a valuable lesson I’ve learned from the South film industry.”
Raveena and her experience in the South film industry:
Additionally, the actress shared a humorous anecdote about her dietary experiences in the South. Raveena revealed that while working in South Indian cinema, she enjoyed the liberty to indulge in various culinary delights without any reservations about her weight. However, upon returning to Mumbai, she had to shed the extra pounds she had gained.
She fondly recollected, “Whenever I used to come to Bombay (Mumbai), people would comment on my weight gain. In contrast, during my visits to the South, they encouraged me to eat heartily, asking why I had lost weight. I relished those moments. In the South, I would abandon dieting and savor idli, dosa, and coconut chutney without any restraint.”
In her conversation with Rajshri Unplugged, Raveena Tandon highlighted the cultural disparity and its influence on the film industries while sharing a lighthearted anecdote about her South Indian culinary adventures.