Bollywood actors doing English movies has become a trend lately.
A lot of English movies in Bollywood has seen success and reached
out to a new and different set of audiences.
Actor Varun Dhawan, who acted in Badlapur, says, doing Bollywood
English films may alienate a certain section of fans and may not
reach out to the complete Indian audiences. He was quoted as
"I honestly don't know that. It might alienate a certain section
of the audience and I don't know if I would do a film like that at
this point. If I were to, it would have to be something really
special for me. Also, there needs to be a need for English in the
film, not just as a gimmick."
Aamir Khan, had made an English movie titled Delhi Belly
starring Imran Khan, the movie was an absolute success. There is a
seperate set of audiences for these kind of movies. The young,
urban and hip set of people made Delhi Belly a hit.
The regular Bollywood fans, of course did not appreciate the
movie as it was 'In your face' type of English films.
There is surely a big market for English films in India, the
susccess of Delhi Belly, Finding Fanny, Rockford and The Namesake
did really well and pulled the hip set of Indians to the
However, the problem arises that these movies do well only in
limited areas, like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and so on, while the
other cities don't show any box office collections at all.
Maybe, Varun Dhawan has a point here, as it surely alienates
certain section of people and does not reach out to the overall
audiences, thus not catering to his overall fan base in the