Nice to see art and films tearing boundaries, exchanging creative ideas: Farhan

MUMBAI: Farhan Akhtar, who is presenting Chiranjeevi’s Telugu film “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” in Hindi, on Tuesday said he is glad that in these divisive times, cinema is able to cross the boundaries created by man.

The film, featuring Chiranjeevi in titular role, chronicles the epic story of Kurnool-based freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in guest appearance.

“With this film, right opportunities did present itself (to us). More importantly, I grew up on a healthy diet of films, which were not just Hindi. My mom had great collection of movies that were from across the world in different languages. You get to learn about different cultures and different identities.

“I do feel that right now, the world the way it is, we are at a place where there seems to be a growing number of boundaries being put up and so it is nice that people in art and film are tearing boundaries and exchanging films and creative and cultures ideas,” Farhan told reporters at the Hindi teaser launch of “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy”.

Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment is presenting the film in Hindi.

The actor-producer believes more exchange is happening between the different film industries due to the ever-growing demand for good content of the audiences. (AGENCIES)