Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, whose three films 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' parts one and two and 'Miss Lovely' were screened at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival, says people in the West felt that "meaningless films are made in India".
"All this while they (people in the west) had a notion that only meaningless films with lot of dance and drama were made in India. To some extent that is true but in the last couple of years different kind of films have come out.
"They are now realising that good cinema is being made in India. They like our films because we make completely different movies," Nawazuddin told PTI. On what can be done to improve the image of Indian cinema, he said, "I am hoping that filmmakers continue to make more films like 'Kahaani', 'Paan Singh Tomar' and 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' to name a few. We have some young and talented
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says people in the West felt that \"meaningless films are made in India\".
directors whose choice of filmmaking and subjects are different."
"We also have an actor like Aamir Khan who can make 'Lagaan' and at the same time he makes a film like 'Peepli Live' which is a big contribution to Indian cinema," he said. Excited about three of his films getting an excellent response at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Nawazuddin feels blessed. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' is a two part revenge drama, set in a small town in Jharkhand. 'Miss Lovely' is directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and is about a C-grade film director, who falls in love with a struggling actress.