On Wednesday, Shah Rukh Khan joined Brad Pitt to promote the Hollywood star’s upcoming film War Machine on Netflix in Mumbai. At the event, SRK, who has been a part of the business for over 25 years, said that there is a “fear of Hollywood taking over Bollywood,” reports. “If we don’t hone up few areas especially script writing, screenplay, marketing, professionalism and technology, we will be taken over by Hollywood,” he said. SRK, the star of blockbuster movies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer-Zaara and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, additionally clarified that the success of international movies in the domestic market shows a shift in trend.
“Indian film industry needs to change. We have a college to learn from. They (Hollywood) have done it all we simply need to adapt. There are movies like Spider Man and Fast and the Furious which did as well as any other action Hindi films. Language is no longer a barrier as the movies are getting dubbed as well.”
Meanwhile, at the event, SRK disclosed to Brad Pitt the importance of dance and tunes in Hindi movies. “I wouldn’t make it in Bollywood, I can’t dance,” Brad Pitt told Shah Rukh Khan. Later, Brad went to the screening of War Machine at a theater in Mumbai. In War Machine, Brad Pitt plays the part of US General Glen McMahon, who leads his army towards victory in a war in Afghanistan.
“The language is becoming less and less of a barrier. There are more digital platforms and easy accessibility to content from all around the world. Hollywood has done, and we need to learn from them and adapt. There is big fear (of Hollywood taking over Bollywood),” said SRK.
Last observed in Raees, Shah Rukh Khan will star in two movies this year.