Think twice before doing Hindi remakes of South films: Kiara

Wednesday 11th May 2022 08:20 EDT

One of the leading actresses of the Hindi film industry, Kiara Advani has a recent string of superhit films like ‘Lust Stories’, ‘Kabir Singh’, and ‘Shershaah’ in her kitty. While the actor has been a part of a remake before, she now feels she will think twice before doing remakes in the future as most of the films are available on several streaming platforms for the audience to watch.

When asked if the popularity of South titles will prompt fewer Hindi remakes, Advani said, “I don’t agree with the fact that Bollywood is banking on south for content. I feel like, sometimes, a small film which is like a gem, that is made in a certain language that has a potential to probably reach a wider audience, tends to be made in a language that (may not reach a pan Indian audience). Hindi is so widely spoken over our country, that you think, like, why not make this film for a larger audience?!”

While Kiara says she might want to rethink doing a direct remake of a film, she said she is open to doing an adaption instead. Kiara said, “I did ‘Kabir Singh’ before OTT became a rage. Today, of course. I’d do ‘Kabir Singh’ eyes closed, hands down, but today even I’d think twice to do a remake if it is available on an OTT platform, because I feel I can watch it. I watch a lot of films dubbed, and a lot of films in other languages. But (I am okay to do it) if there is an adaption, where we’re taking the story, but making a few changes in the storyline (to make it more accessible to the audience who hasn’t watched it), because, at the end of the day, the point is to see how many people, who haven’t seen the film, and take it to a larger audience. I don’t think Bollywood is banking on that, I feel it is just about taking a good story to a larger audience.”

On the work front, Kiara will be seen sharing screen space with Kartik Aaryan and Tanu in Anees Bazmee’s ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, which is slated to release in theatres on May 20.

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