Let Hollywood make a film like `Baghban`, says Amitabh

Updated: Jan 17, 2011, 16:31 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan has always taken pride in being a part of Bollywood and this time the actor makes his love for Hindi cinema quite obvious by challenging Hollywood to make a family drama like ‘Baghban’.

Discussing Hollywood films, while talking to a news daily, the actor said, “The Social Network` was a good film but unfortunately most of India does not know Internet. Let Hollywood make a film like `Baghban` ... will they?"

However, Big B does appreciate the technology used by Hollywood but would be the last one to believe the claims that Hindi Cinema’s US counterpart has a global superiority.

Apart from Bollwyood, Hollywood influences the film industries in the UK, Canada and Austraila. So the actor says that it is quite natural to get inspired by something so attractive. But he also admits the fact that Hollywood makes films that are relevant to their social set up with least global significance.

The legendary actor is of the opinion that Hindi Cinema has a unique flavour of its own which is matchless. The stalwart also does not appreciate christening Hindi cinema as ‘Bollywood’ as according to him, it deprives the Indian film industry of its own identity.