Actor Hansika Motwani isn’t quite fond of the “regional film” tag, as she believes it only widens the gap between the diverse content being churned out in the Indian entertainment industry. Hansika said, “I have observed that the concept of ‘Regional’ movies exists within our country, but the world always perceives our works as ‘Indian Movies’. Now, especially, after the remarkable feat of certain movies from the South, the scenario has completely changed.”
She continued, “The pan-Indian culture encapsulating the collaboration of actors and technicians across the country has opened up a new market.”
Hansika shares, “There have been many instances where international movies were available at film festivals for limited audiences, but today, we are finding Korean and Japanese movies released in cinema halls. On the other hand, our superstar Rajinikanth’s movies became popular hits in Japan during the 90s itself. Now, you can see the box office numbers of Baahubali, and RRR”.
Hansika, who kicked off her career on Hindi movies, later moving towards South projects, said her transition from Hindi to a different language was smooth, with no stereotype or prejudice attached.
“Every single industry, be it Hindi or other regional domains has always given support and respect to female actors. Yes, there are pros and cons in any industry. Personally, I have always experienced so much respect, love and support from every industry. From being a child artiste to a female lead actress, I haven’t experienced such stereotypes or prejudices,” she concludes.