Susan Sarandon said she would prefer to work in a Bollywood romance where an American comes and can’t speak the language but has a fabulous love story!
‘I am an actor because I have very strong imagination which raises in me empathy towards the pain and pleasure of the people. These two qualities are connected and make for an activist’, said Susan Sarandon, the Academy-award winning Hollywood actor and activist. Sarandon is the chief guest at the 44th International Film Festival of India at Panaji, Goa.
Expressing her candid views on the social role of an actor, Susan Sarandon said, ‘it has always been hurting to my ego to live without asking questions about the issues concerning mankind’. As cinema reframes one’s vision of the man and his world, it is important to make good movies with substance, she added. She asserted that ultimately one has to create his or her own story.
Responding to a question on gender discrimination she said education is the basis of any change and that a man is comfortable when he chooses a strong woman. The business of filmmaking is very hard on woman, she replied to another question. Oscar is the biggest award but the film winning the award need not necessarily be the best. The awards are decided by contribution of Jury and voting system which has evolved into a different system.
In an interview later, Susan admitted that though she hasn’t been able to view much of Bollywood films, given the lack of small cinema halls in New York that can screen international films.
Asked whether she would like to work in a Bollywood film, Susan said she was aware that Step Mom was remade in Hindi and that she didn’t get a chance to audition for that!
Observing that she is not sure if she has her dancing shoes on anymore for the singing and dancing kind of Bollywood films, she said she would prefer to work in a romance where an American comes and can’t speak the language but has a fabulous love story!
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