The Indian film industry works in a chaotic way, says Anil Kapoor

Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who made an appearance at the British Film Institute as a special guest last month, says people in the Indian film industry work in a chaotic way. However, he appreciated the incredible level of commitment that’s put into planning and preparation while making films in Britain.

The British Council has launched the UK India Year of Culture, a celebration of the longstanding relationship between India and Britain.

In a conversation with Robin Baker, Head Curator of the British Film Institute, Anil was asked about the key differences between the two film industries.

Anil said, “There is no difference. Everybody is the same. We work in the same way... same camera. But what I feel... which I must accept is that the commitment, planning and the prep... which I can see when I work with a British team, is incredible. That’s what we need to learn. We work in a chaotic way, but things are getting better now.”

Further talking about the Indian film industry, he said, “In the 1980s and 1990s, I think we lost our way in the Indian film industry, but the younger generation... with the advent of the digital format, I can see people thinking globally.”

“The world is shrinking. And I am optimistic about a lot of collaborations between the two nations.”

When asked about the actor’s upcoming film, Mubarakan, Anil said, “I am overwhelmed with whatever I’ve seen of the film so far; it is the first time I am playing the role of a British Asian from the Sikh community.”

He added that 90% of the movie has been shot in Britain.

“It is a typical happy Bollywood film about an Indian, rooted in their culture, who stay in England, rooted,” he added.