Leading Indian actor-director Naseeruddin Shah has fiercely criticized the originality and quality of films produced by the Bollywood film industry.
Speaking to the BBC Asian Network’s Gagan Grewal show, Mr Shah said: “We just don’t make films of an international standard.”
He was speaking after the Bollywood film, Rang de Basanti (Colour Me Saffron) failed to pick up an award at this month’s British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Baftas). It was nominated in the Best Foreign Film category.
“I really don’t think we make films that can match those from other parts of the world. And I am not referring to Hollywood – we make copies of Hollywood,” he added.