PARVATHY IS NOT A BIG FAN OF RE­MAKES

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Rishabh Suri

Ac­tor Parvathy has re­ceived ap­pre­ci­a­tion for her per­for­mance op­po­site Ir­rfan in the film Qarib Qarib Singlle, her first Hindi film. A big name in the Malay­alam and Tamil film industry, she is aware about the nu­mer­ous regional films that get re­made into Hindi, and end up be­ing big mon­eyspin­ners. But, the ac­tor doesn’t find re­makes to be ex­cit­ing. “I am not a big fan of re­makes. I like it when a di­rec­tor puts his own vi­sion to make a story. To make it ex­actly like that, or worse, by mak­ing it crass, which I’ve seen hap­pen in Hindi cinema — takes away from the con­cept and theme,” opines Parvathy.

“Peo­ple [in Bol­ly­wood] add ex­tra com­edy and ex­tra ev­ery­thing to make it click with the au­di­ence. I tried re­viv­ing a role I had played in an ear­lier film of my own, and even a role that was orig­i­nally played by an­other ac­tor — I didn’t like it,” adds the 29-yearold. How­ever, the ac­tor is not dis­mis­sive about do­ing such re­makes al­to­gether. “Never say never, be­cause if a gor­geous movie is be­ing re­made, I would want to be a part of it. In fact, it’s go­ing to hap­pen very soon,” she quips.

Asked if she finds any sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence be­tween Bol­ly­wood and the South film industry, Parvathy shares, “There’s no dif­fer­ence, ex­cept that here [in Bol­ly­wood], there’s a fixed eight-hour sched­ule. Down south, there’s a lim­i­ta­tion of re­sources. Most Hindi films also have great bud­gets, so you can make things bet­ter.”

PHOTO: WASEEM GASHROO/HT

Ac­tor Parvathy likes it when di­rec­tors tell a story us­ing their own vi­sion South In­dian ac­tor Parvathy re­cently de­buted in Bol­ly­wood with the film Qarib Qarib Singlle, star­ring Ir­rfan

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