Why South Actors Don’t Want To Work In Bollywood? Rishab’s Answer Wins Internet

When many South Indian stars including Prabhas, Dulquer Salmaan, Kiccha Sudeep, Chiranjeevi take up lead roles in Bollywood films, there are a whole lot of actors down South who don’t wish to move to B-Town. Kantra actor Rishab Shetty has given a perfect answer for why South stars need not come to B-Town for more reach.

Why south stars need not come to B-Town?

With the world becoming smaller and different as communication with the people is becoming easy, it seems inevitable for actors to move from North to South and vice versa. Some actors like Naga Chaitanya, Tamannaah Bhatia, Madhavan, Asin, Siddharth, etc., have already done this. It may be because nowadays audiences don’t bifurcate movies such as Bollywood, or regional movies. People are now looking at films as Indian cinema.


On the other side, you will be surprised to see how many successful South Indian stars have turned down Bollywood offers. These artists don’t feel that Bollywood is their cup of tea and is happy doing their respective regional films.

Rishab Shetty’s answer

The talk of the town Kantara star Rishab Shetty believes that they (South Actors) don’t need to be part of the Hindi Film Industry to reach a larger audience. “Despite being a Kannada film, People are loving the content in Kantara. The audience is now crossing the language barrier and watching content material from all components of India. Every movie business has made an immense contribution to Indian cinema,” he said.

“The audience is connecting with cinema that is deeply rooted in our Indian culture. I am an audience too. I like stories that are about my country, village, culture, and my language. The Indian culture and way of life are different from the rest of the world. I’d be happy to see that being shown in any form of content. That’s our sentiment and our responsibility as filmmakers/storytellers, to tell future generations about our traditions. The future generations should have something to see about our traditions and culture.”


It’s true that Rishab Shetty has no plans to enter Hindi cinema. But, he acknowledged that the Hindi belt is a big market for films from the south and thanked the Hindi audience for loving Kantara.

In an interview with Etimes, Rishab was also asked whether he would want Kantara to be remade in Hindi and which actor he would like to play the lead in the remake. Rishab said since his Kantara has already been dubbed in Hindi, there is no need for a Hindi remake. He also said that any actor playing the lead in Kantara needed to first believe in the roots and culture and although Bollywood had big stars, a remake would not be possible.