Big B praises South Indian film industry

Amitabh Bachchan showered praise on South Indian film fraternity and hailed its discipline and organised way of working. In his address at the concluding day of the 10th Chennai International Film Festival, he said many in Hindi cinema were popular a

ll over the world, but South Indian cinema is an integral part of it.

Tracing 100 years of Indian cinema, he said it (cinema) was once not a vocation appreciated by many and his parents had vetted the movies he wanted to watch in his childhood days. Bachchan hailed cinema as a medium bringing together various walks of life and said audience never asked about the caste, creed or religion of those on-screen.