Kay Kay Menon on Hollywood: Indian actors are resigned to playing a Pakistani, Bangladeshi or any Asian role 

We are down to the wire – One day to go for the the first submarine based war film – The Ghazi Attack. Apart from its unusual subject, the movie’s power packed cast – Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Taapsee Pannu also caught everyone’s attention. For those who don’t know, the movie is based on a true story that took place just before the 1971 indo-Pak war broke out. It was a classified mission carried out by the Indian Navy in response to Pakistan Navy’s plan to destroy the aircraft carrier – INS Vikrant. Bollywoodlife got a chance to interact with this intriguing cast to talk about their upcoming film. While talking about the Ghazi Attack, we had one question ask two of brilliant artists who were part the cast – Kay Kay menon and Atul Kulkarni. Considering their vast line of work, we had always wondered why they hadn’t taken up any Hollywood projects. Turns out they had a valid reason, especially Kay Kay Menon – I have great respect for their kind of work, they make things very believable. And that’s been my policy as far as cinema is concerned – Whatever you do, just make it believable. You can make science fiction for all I care, but make it believable. That’s what Hollywood tends to do and that’s a good thing. Sometimes I have seen this trend when we as Indian actors go to Hollywood, we are resigned to playing a Pakistani, Bangladeshi or any Asian role.” He then goes on to explain why India is as universal as any other country and hopes Hollywood widens their horizons.  What do you have to say to that? Also Read: Did you know:Taapsee Pannu wanted to play a Naval Officer in The Ghazi Attack?

Coming back to The Ghazi Attack, the movie has received a positive response down South, actors and reviewers can’t stop gushing about this film, that has changed Telugu cinema yet again. Even the Hindi version has been received well. Debutant diretcor Sankalp has been lauded for his commendable effort. Now let’s see if the positive word of mouth will reflect i the BO collections.