Avatar may be subconsciously linked to ‘Hinduism’: James Cameron

James Cameron in a recent interview said that his film has a subconscious reference to India.

Hindu connection

The Hollywood film Avatar may have had a subconscious reference to Hindu mythology, the director said over the weekend. Avatar: The Way of Water has made Hollywood history with $2.6 billion in worldwide ticket sales and showcased Cameron’s brave moviemaking skills. It also revealed the director’s passion for the imagery of India.


“I just have loved everything, the mythology, the entire Hindu pantheon, seems so rich and vivid,” Cameron told an audience of filmmakers and actors at a conference in New Delhi.

In Avatar, the previous version, Cameron created a lush world of dense forests and floating mountains in a computer-generated spectacular that transforms much of the cast into giant,blue-skinned humanoids. This is similar to one of Hinduism’s most respected gods, Krishna, who is often depicted with blue skin.

“I didn’t want to reference the Hindu religion so closely but the subconscious association was interesting and I hope I haven’t offended anyone in doing so,” the filmmaker said.


Special screening for celebrities

Meanwhile, Avatar 2 has already been released in London and a special screening was organized for Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai. Soon after the stars watched the film, they praised James Cameron’s craft and vivid imagination. While Akshay Kumar called the film magnificent, Varun Dhawan was blown away by the visuals. The actors also expressed their appreciation for Cameron changing the way of world cinema.

Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Watched #AvatarTheWayOfWater last night and Oh boy!!MAGNIFICENT is the word. Am still spellbound. Want to bow down before your genius craft, @JimCameron. Live on!”

On the other hand, Varun Dhawan said, “#AvatarTheWayOfWater is by far the most important film for the future of cinema. Was blown away by the visuals and the emotions. It’s amazing when the biggest filmmaker of the world chooses his film to give an important message. I wanna see it again.”