Raj Saluja, who wrote Rashtra Kavach ‘Om’ starring Aditya Roy Kapur, recently opened up about the overdose of action in South films. He believes that if Shah Rukh Khan had done KGF, people wouldn’t have accepted it.
South films vs Bollywood
Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi-starrer Rashtra Kavach Om writer Raj Saluja recently stated that the audience could accept ‘any damn thing’ from the South Industry, but not from Bollywood. Opening up about the rise of pan-India films, he adds that South movies have more ‘illogical actions’ than Hindi cinema.
Speaking about Bollywood’s performance against pan-India films, Raj heightened that it’s the audience’s choice that can make or break a film at the box office. He said, “It is the audience that decides whom to accept and whom not to accept. For example, if you put, say Shah Rukh Khan in KGF, they will not accept that Shah Rukh Khan can do this. But if Yash is doing it, you are accepting it. Why? Because the pan-India audience is already accepting that the South actors can do this. They can do any damn thing.”
The audience never accepts Bollywood
Raj believes the same audience is not ready to tolerate Bollywood doing anything similar. Citing another example of John Abraham who is known for his action-packed movies, he added, “John was doing such great stunts in Satyamev Jayate and Attack, but still the audience did not accept him. We don’t want to accept our hero doing this but we are ready to accept NTR, Ram Charan, and Yash.”
His film was released today. Directed by Kapil Verma, the film was previously named ‘Om: The Battle Within’. Besides Aditya and Sanjana, Rashtra Kavach Om also stars Prachi Shah, Jackie Shroff, Ashutosh Rana, and Prakash Raj. It’s backed by Zee Studios and Ahmed Khan.