Farrukh Dhondy is Indian-origin British author and scriptwriter and says that “don’t work in the West”.
“You can make Indian films like ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ today which can absolutely work and win Oscars, but Bollywood’s mentality of having a particular formula just doesn’t work in the West…people laugh at it,” Dhondy told.
“It would be possibly an Anurag Kashyap film…possibly by the end of this year.” Dhondy explained that Indian superhero films (like the ” Krrish” series) do not find many takers among Western audiences as they are based on Indian mythologies and not because they are incompetent.Whereas Hollywood films based on comics are a hit with the Indian audiences because the “upper class elite watch movies like these. The films that I was associated with like ‘Salaam Bombay’, ‘Mississippi Masala’ and others were watched only by a niche audience in India,” he said. However, he noted there is no need for Indian filmmakers to adapt to the West and aim for the Oscars.” He added