Surveen Chawla

Having worked in Tamil, Punjabi and Hindi film industries, actress Surveen Chawla believes that the films that are made down south manage to create magic.

“Talking about films down south… they have reached a point where they tend to sometimes come up with magic. Most remakes here (Hindi cinema) are made of films down south.

“Their way of filmmaking is extremely sensitive, sometimes over the top too but I think, primarily, it’s their style of cinema. It is also very culturally dependent,” Surveen, who has featured in Bollywood films like “Ugly” and “Hate Story 2”, told IANS.


According to her, Hindi cinema is in a good phase whereas the Punjabi film industry is “far from evolving, not willing to experiment”.

“As far as Hindi is concerned, we are in a very good phase because we are experimenting, trying new cinema, giving chances and not concentrating on portraying the Indian female lead as the epitome of righteousness,” she said.

“None of us are so white, we all have our grey elements… and we have begun to portray that,” she added.

Further commenting on the Punjabi film industry, the actress, who has acted in Punjabi films like “Singh vs Kaur”, “Disco Singh” and “Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi”, shared that in the Punjabi Industry, things are “changing very slowly, very gradually, but even if people try and make good cinema, the acceptance level of the audience is not very high… which will take time”.

Inputs by IANS

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