Pooja Hegde says “I think one of the strengths of our films are the songs and dance”

Pooja Hegde, who made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival this year, it was exceptionally special as her first red carpet walk at the festival was not for a brand, but for India. Talking to timesofindia.indiatimes.com about the same, she said. “I went as a representative of India. It was like a validation that I’m taking the right steps in my career. This year, India is the country of honour at Marche Du Film. It took us 75 years to reach here But finally, we’re here”

Talking about Indian content being perceived abroad,  the actress said, “The West has been loving Satyajit Ray’s films. Be it the Apu series or Nayak – honest stories that we’ve been told have resonated there as well.” she said, “I think one of the strengths of our films are the songs and dance, we shouldn’t shy away from it. We do musicals in a unique way. It’s part of our culture. Whenever I go abroad for film shoots, foreigners talk about (Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s) Devdas and its music. Our films are appreciated abroad for such elements”

She also added,  “Our cinema is finally becoming, Indian cinema. I think the crossover las finally started. Instead of dividing us, we should look at it as our strength, India is so culturally vast and diverse. Films are a great way of getting insight into other people’s culture, I think that it is really important for us to watch different cinema, within India as well, to understand each other. And that’s happening now.”