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Krishika Lulla On Bollywood, Films And Women Leaders
Krishika Lulla, Producer of Indian film industry poured her imaginations through an interview with Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum, at Women Economic Forum (WEF)
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Krishika Lulla, Producer of Indian film industry poured her imaginations through an interview with Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum, at Women Economic Forum (WEF).
Below mentioned are some of the questions bowled at Lulla and she batted them well with an inevitable air of confidence.
You’ve worked with Bollywood, Hindi movies; what was your inspiration behind making movies in regional languages?
Eros is primarily known for Bollywood movies, but we also thought of venturing with regional movies, because even regional films have got a lot of scope and opportunities. We’re following up with Kannada for now.
What is your typical day like?
For me, a good day is when I hear a good script, which gives me a high. I like the way I manage my schedules. So, for me my typical day normally involves me being engaged in work.
Recently Nicole Kidman had visited India and when asked, when will Bollywood become Hollywood; she replied to it asking, do we want to? So in your opinion, are we observing a convergence between Bollywood and Hollywood in today’s time? Will we be seeing a change in the industry adapting Hollywood traits? Where do you see this going? Who is influencing who?
On the contrary, I see Hollywood following Bollywood. For example, Baahubali earned a lot of money and it is because of its content and VFX; definitely Hollywood would also want to learn from the movie’s success. And also we see emotions everywhere be it Bollywood or Hollywood and that’s why no direct comparison could be made between the two. We have our own stake. We believe in showing our grounded version.
According to you, is industry male dominated? What do you think?
Yes, it is a men’s world, but in few places leadership still, exists. It is a difficult task to sustain in the industry and make one’s mark, but in spite of all, we still need to face challenges and emerge successful. People have started to consider women in a way they’ve never done before. Visions are different, but women are multifaceted and can do multitasking rather quite easily.
There is a trend brewing where Bollywood actors and actresses are going abroad and working. What do you think is driving this?
Hollywood is offering and giving us opportunities because we are talented. I’m happy that Hollywood has a cult for many talented Bollywood actors such as Irffan Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.
Will directors be following this trend soon?
Perhaps, even a Marathi director is working outside. In my opinion, it’s about creativity.
What message you would like to give to all the working women out there, entrepreneurs or women in media.
For me, it started with a thought. I was really shy before but now I’ve overcome my fears and have become much more patient. So I think any woman could become successful. Even I’ve heard a no before, but I went ahead and became successful. Yes, I’m proud to say it today because it’s been a struggle and we all should learn to overcome our struggles to be successful in our lives.