Imraan, however, sees the issue another way. He feels that if a superstar like Rajni can be part of something new and exciting like this epic movie, so can other actors. He also mentioned a little known fact that many Hollywood motion pictures, animated and live action, often outsource their work to Mumbai based companies when it comes to animation and CGI.
“So it isn’t a case of lack of talent in our country when it comes to these things, it’s a problem of no budgets for them.” Says Imraan.
He also rightly pointed out that animated movies only gained popularity in mainstream Hollywood in the last decade and a half. Even to the extent of getting best picture academy award nominations like Toy Story 3 – right alongside live action movies.
Imraan believes the same thing will happen in Indian cinema in the next decade or so, and Rajni’s Kochadaiiyaan has set the benchmark and is just the beginning.