He stated, "Just as the hindi public has welcomed your films with an open heart, the telugu, tamil, Kannada, and malayalam audiences should see hindi films as well. indian film won't advance until then. The audience should be welcoming and there should be widespread acceptance of language films. shahid is the first bollywood actor to make a blatant allusion to the South Asian audience's lack of interest in bollywood films. shahid appears to be under the impression that the South Asian public rejects hindi films.
Blockbusters like Sholay, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and 3 idiots would not have been conceivable if the South public did not support bollywood films. Because to the South audience's strong support for it, which included the telugu states of Karnataka, tamil Nadu, and Kerala, the recent movie Pathaan may also make 1000 crores. Despite being a telugu adaptation, shahid Kapoor's own movie, Kabir Singh, was a huge blockbuster in southern regions.
Shahid Kapoor has to understand that the public has changed since Covid, has gotten more discerning and demanding, and is no longer interested in seeing the same old films that were formerly popular. The audience, whether from the North or the South, will only see films that have excellent theatre value. Make thrilling and enjoyable films, and people will flock to see them in droves.