“There is a huge amount of recognition for filmstars. To give an example very few remember who was the last Indian to speak at the United Nations but you would remember the ‘Sholay’ and ‘Deewar’ dialouge. It is nice but I wish there would be more.
“It would be really nice to have the film industry representation in a more ambassadorial way. If we are important enough for our dialogues to be remembered and identity to be created why can’t there be a greater representation. System should think about putting some of us to represent the country,” Bachchan said.
A.R. Rahman stressed on the importance of adapting to the western taste if Indian filmmakers want acceptability in the west. “I work in southern film industry, northern film industry and Hollywood. So, what’s good for here is bad for them. They want subtle background scores and want the action to speak for itself,” Rahman said. Lauding the growth of Indian cinema and its wider reach, Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman said she is most happy to see the evolution of heroines in films. “These days I would say that they are improving while earlier there were sacrificing bahu. Now, it is different. They are more broadminded and accept women doing anything. I am happy to see the change,” Waheeda said.