Ryan Reynolds has a huge fan following in India because of his performances in Deadpool franchise and others. Recently, the Hollywood and Canadian actor shared a promotional video for his upcoming venture, ‘Free Guy’ where he addressed his Indian fans. About his forthcoming movie whose various elements seem to be derived from a typical Bollywood movie, Ryan said, “If you’re wondering whether Hollywood is just mimicking Bollywood…Well, the answer is yes. We have no shame, no shame at all.”
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Thalaivii heroine Kangana Ranaut was angered by this statement and took a jab at the Hollywood actor. Sharing an Instagram post featuring Ryan’s statement to Instagram Stories, the Indian actress captioned it, “And trying to steal our screens…”
Kangana Ranaut had recently expressed her concerns over Hollywood films overshadowing Indian films in India. As reported by PTI, the Manikarnika actress said at a recent press conference, “We need to discourage American and English movies as they are taking over our screens. We need to behave like one nation. We need to stop dividing ourselves like North India or South India. We need to enjoy our own films first, be it Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu or Punjabi.”
It is no lie that Hollywood has a substantial market in India. In the recent years (before the pandemic), Some Hollywood films even surpassed opening day collections of Bollywood films. Avengers: Endgame, for example, became the second biggest opener in India with a collection of ₹52 crore.
Marvel Studios’ recent release Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings collected ₹3.25 crore on its opening day, out-performing BellBottom and Thalaivii.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut feels that Hollywood has destroyed French, Italian, German and other industries with its ongoing monopoly. Referring to Hollywood’s monopoly she said, “This is what they are doing here also…”
“We don’t appreciate each other, and rather see the dubbed versions of ‘Lion King’ or ‘Jungle Book’. But we will not give a dubbed version of a Malayalam film a chance. This will not work in our favour. We must keep our people and our industry our priority. This is the way to make an Atmanirbhar Bharat”, Queen-fame Kangana ranaut added.
Meanwhile, the actress was last seen in Thalaivii, which also featured Arvind Swami, Madhoo and Bhagyashree in pivotal roles. Even though the AL Vijay directorial earned immense appreciation and positive reviews, the film unfortunately failed at the box office owing to the current pandemic crisis.