In a recent conversation with Pinkvilla, when asked why cinephiles discredit Bollywood the moment some movies fail to perform well at the box office, Paresh Rawal said, “This is because it’s an easy and soft target.”

He further went on to add that Bollywood lacks unity unlike South and said, “Kyunki humare Bollywood walo me unity nhi hai. Agar Bollywood walo me unity ho toh koi kuch nhi kar sakta. Koi aapke theatre pe patthar bhi nahi maar sakta. Koi gunda-gardi bhi nahi kar sakta. Lekin unity honi chahiye jaise South me hai. (That’s because Bollywood doesn’t have unity. If Bollywood had unity, no one would have dared to do anything to them. No one would have pelted stones or vandalized theatres. But there should be unity as there is in the South Indian film industry.)”

Paresh Rawal also reflected on what can be done to bring unity in Bollywood and said, “Pata nahi jo regional cinema me mindset hota hai vo yahan pe kyun nahi hai. (I don’t know why people in Bollywood don’t have the same mindset as people in regional cinema.)”

Paresh Rawal is currently gearing up for the release of his movie Dream Girl 2 which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Ananya Panday, Abhishek Banerjee, Annu Kapoor, and Manjot Singh among others in key roles. The comedy-drama film, helmed by Raaj Shaandilyaa is all set to release in theatres on August 25.

Meanwhile, other than Dream Girl 2, Paresh Rawal will also be seen in Welcome 3 which is titled Welcome to the Jungle, and Hera Pheri 3, both of which is scheduled to go on floors next year.