No Need Bollywood to Mimic Hollywood: Nicole Kidman


New Delhi: Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman doesn’t support the idea of Bollywood treading the same path of Hollywood in an endeavour to come out with a similar content. Staying true to the cultural roots is important to create a distinct identity, said the actress.

“I don’t know why as a country you would want to emulate Hollywood. It is very important culturally for countries to maintain their identity through their art. You can go and see a Hollywood movie but the most important thing is to make movies that are your own, that represent you and the power of your culture,” Kidman said on Saturday.

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The Hollywood actress, who confessed to being an ardent Bollywood fan, shared her views at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2015 here.

The ‘Batman Forever’ star, who bagged an Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in “The Hours”, also mentioned that in fact the West has sometimes copied Bollywood.

Kidman, who was appointed the goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in 2006, also shared her eagerness to be a part of a Bollywood musical someday.