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I am disgusted by Indian actors: Prakash Jha stirs Bollywood vs Hollywood debate
Mumbai (Maharashtra): Prakash Jha is an impactful filmmaker who creates films that make their mark in people’s minds. Be it Aarakshan which boldly discussed the much hush-hush topic of reservation, Gangaajal which showcased the reality of goons in rural India or Apaharan which talked about Bihar’s kidnapping industry and its impact on a father-son relationship. Just like in his movies, the director reflects the same courage and fearlessness. A recent example of this was Prakash Jha’s interaction at the freshly concluded Goafest 2022.
According to Hungama, Jha revealed how he used to quietly enrol in acting workshops in cities like London, Paris and New York to improve his filmmaking. “I would quietly go and enrol myself as a student. And that’s how I understood an actor’s language. I have performed Shakespeare and other plays in classes, which gave me a lot of confidence,” the filmmaker revealed.
Talking about the actors in India, Jha said, “I was disgusted with actors working here in India. They don’t know what acting is about. No actor has asked me questions about shoot days, shoot timings, locations, action sequences, and more. And that’s the difference between Hollywood actors and Bollywood ones. The actors there attend workshops and keep on practising and improving their art.”
Prakash Jha’s last directorial Bollywood movie is Pareeksha (2019) after which he now is working on the second season of the acclaimed OTT series ‘Aashram’ based on fraud godmen and gurus.