Mumbai: Speaking about films like ‘RRR’ and ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, actress Yami Gautam said focusing on the story and script and allowing a director’s vision to come to life on the big screen is a key determining factor in the success of these films.
Citing examples of recent pan-India blockbusters from the Indian film industry like the Baahubali franchise, ‘KGF Series’, ‘Pushpa’ and ‘RRR’, Yami believes that focusing on the story and script and allowing a director’s vision to come to life on the big screen is a key determining factor in the success of these films.
Recently while discussing this at Goa Fest 2022 Yami said, “It’s time to try and work on what we need to do. The director needs more free hand in expressing their vision. We need to focus more on the story and the script… We need to straighten our priorities.”
“My husband, Aditya (Dhar), who directed Uri even three years after the film’s release, is working on one of his most ambitious films. But for him to explain his vision to producers… There were just two or three who understood that and are working towards it,” she said.
He further added, “The actors who are there (in these films) are big stars, especially in the southern film industry and they have a pan-India audience. I don’t think that it stopped them anywhere. They believed in the director’s vision and went for it”.
Furthermore, rather than considering films from the South as a competition, she was happy that stories in other languages are also becoming popular in North India.
“The way they are doing great numbers at the box office. I am really happy about that,” she said.