We don't know Indian cinema and it's not completely our fault: Academy president John Bailey
John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on Sunday said India needs to advance a greater amount of those movies that 'tell the world' about its way of life.
"I feel that Indian film is one of the most extravagant on the planet since you have such huge numbers of societies, such a large number of dialects, and mythologies... In any case, a large portion of us knows Indian movies from the dream of Bollywood musicals... They don't reveal to us any profound comprehension of your way of life and your qualities," said Bailey, who is in Mumbai alongside his significant other Carol Littleton.
"Everything I can say is that no we don't know Indian film and it's not totally our flaw since I think India needs to accomplish more to make the movies that tell the world your identity. Ensure those are the movies that get seen the world over," he included.
On Saturday, Bailey had empowered the possibility of the portrayal of Indian film in the new Academy exhibition hall in Los Angeles. He likewise expressed that opening an office in India is a "brilliant thought".
"We have an office in London and New York. India is the biggest film-production nation on the planet. India makes up to 1,800 motion pictures a year, which is multiple quantities of times that we make (Hollywood) in the US. It's a superb thought... Mumbai would be such a solid association with all of South-East Asia. It bodes well," Bailey said.
"The Academy isn't an organization or an enterprise... The motivation to have an office anyplace depends on the administrations the Academy can give to the enrollment. In this way, the way to having an office in Mumbai or in India is having the option to support the individuals and the network and extend the effort. A year ago, the Academy acknowledged 928 new individuals from 56 nations... The Academy isn't only a Hollywood air pocket," he included.