Recently in an interview Nawazuddin Siddiqui was asked about the three things that he would want to change in Bollywood. Responding to the question, he said that the first would be the name which should be Hindi Film Industry, the second would be the scripts that they get in Roman letters. He said that he would prefer the scripts to be in Devanagari. And third, he criticised the use of English on the sets of Bollywood.
“The film is being made in Hindi but everybody on sets is talking in English. The director is giving directions in English, the assistant director is also speaking English. The actor is is unable to understand what’s happening. They go like ‘ya ya you can do it, you come here and..’, seedha seedha bol de na yaar’. The performance of the actor gets affected this way you know. When you are able to understand only half of the things, the performance gets affected.”
Nawazuddin also elaborated how some really talented actors are unable to understand what’s happening because of the language barrier.
He then compared Bollywood to South Film Industry where they take pride in their language and speak in either Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam or the language that is local to them. The entire team is speaking in the same language. He then goes on to say that this creates a certain environment because everybody can understand what’s going on. The actor praised the South Indian industry for the same.