Here's why Saif Ali Khan thinks Bollywood doesn't need 'verification, appreciation, validation, from outside culture'
Saif Ali Khan is fresh off the success of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and is currently gearing up for the discharge of his upcoming film Jawaani Jaaneman along side Alaya Furniturewalla and Tabu. during a recent interview, Saif opened about the movie industry and the way it doesn't need international audiences to thrive which could be just the thing we'd like .
"The thing about our culture... is that we don’t need verification, validation, appreciation from an outdoor culture. There are numerous folks that if we just keep one another happy then we don’t financially need anything," Saif said. However, along side that Saif also clarified that such an insular approach might not harm Bollywood’s bottom line but might be 'dangerous' for the industry’s development.
"Cinema is about people meeting, comparing, collaborating because the human condition is sort of similar. But if we isolate ourselves... i feel we'll lose out on something because we'll keep catering just to ourselves." On the work front, Saif plays a father to Alaya's character in Jawaani Jaaneman and recently opened about what's it like mentioning his tiny tot Taimur Ali Khan.
Speaking about whether he's a strict parent or not, Saif said, "I think it's good to be a touch strict, I even have given up. this point around, like my third child and my wife’s first (cracks a joke on himself and says ‘that sounds weird), so she quite spoils him slightly and that i know this is often not gonna end properly. i do know where this is often going. And now he's bully everyone reception . I don’t want to travel to high school , so all that’s happening."