Bollywood no match to Hollywood in terms of technology: Neil
Mumbai: Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who will be next seen in action-flick ‘Players’ feels Bollywood is way behind Hollywood in terms of technology and execution.
"We constantly talk about Hollywood and Bollywood, but I feel we are nowhere close to them what so ever whether it is in terms of technology or processing or story line or execution or anything. Their `Superman` and all came 30 years back and we hardly made a film like `Krrish` that has worked for us," Neil told reporters in an interview.
"So we are way way behind them...that is because there audience have accepted futuristic films... because movies are meant to be made to believe, they are meant to be larger than life. Unfortunately it is not like that our films are bad but we are not catering and guiding to our audiences," he said.
"Today almost for every film a critic writes leave your brains behind and enjoy the film...why would one leave their brains behind? One must go there and see an intelligent film. So make an intelligent film and feed your audience with that. If we keep offering them certain amount or certain quality of films they will get used to that and expect that only."
"If you see those (Hollywood) films doing well then it because there imagination and execution is that powerful. The last horror made in Bollywood that I loved was `Haunted`. I feel we can go to next level soon," he said.
`Players`, directed by Abbas-Mustan is the official remake of hit Hollywood crime-thriller `The Italian Job`.
Neil is all praise for the execution by the director duo of the film, where he essays the role of Spider, a computer hacker.
"I play a computer hacker...he is a computer whiz. He is intelligent. His mind is very strong and whichever thing he wants to hack or in whatever space he needs to get into as far as gizmo zone is concerned he knows his ways out. He becomes an integral part of the hyped robbery and it’s impossible to execute this robbery without him," Neil said.
"The one thing that I admire about Abbas-Mustan is that from `Khiladi` to `Players` they have always progressed with time.
`Players` is slightly advanced in its time. It’s a very well shot film. Their thinking is not old-school, they are very stylish, he said.
The film, relasing on January 6 also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya and Sikander Kher in pivotal roles.