Lahore helped Bollywood grow, says Raj Babbar
LAHORE: Lahore has played a pivotal role in the setting up of the Indian film industry because many talented film directors and producers moved to Bombay from Lahore, Indian actor-turned politician Raj Babbar said at a press conference at a local hotel on Saturday.
Mr Babbar said Lahore and Bombay had affinity in filmmaking. He said the organisers of the premier of Pakistani film Salakhain had provided him an opportunity to attend a Pakistani film show. He wished Salakhain good luck. He said good films were being watched on both sides of the border but “through piracy”. He said the time would come soon when people would be able to watch Indian and Pakistani films in theatres on both sides of the border.
The celebrated actor said old Indian movies were institutions of acting from which actors derived inspiration. He called India’s legendary film actor Dilip Kumar a “university of acting”.