Exclusive: Pia Bajpiee on difference between Bollywood and South's work culture, says 'there are both good and bad people in both'
Pia Bajpiee will soon be seen in acclaimed director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s upcoming movie Lost. The actress has already been part of some successful movies in the South Indian film industry before venturing into Bollywood.
Pia Bajpiee will soon be seen in acclaimed director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s upcoming movie Lost. The actress has already been part of some successful movies in the South Indian film industry before venturing into Bollywood. In an exclusive chat with Desimartini, Pia spoke about the difference between the work cultures of the two industries.
Talking about the same, Pia Bajpiee said, “Nothing much, people talk a lot about the difference between the work culture between Bollywood and South but I didn't find any difference, it’s all about the people that you work with. There are both good and bad people who exist in both these industries. The only difference is I think the food because, in the South, the main cuisines are the South Indian dishes which I love. The other difference has to be the language. The rest of the working pattern and the behavior of the people in both the industries is almost the same. You cannot pinpoint either one of the industries as good or bad because they all are professionals or sometimes they all are unprofessional. So, you get every kind of people in both Bollywood and South.”
Apart from this, she also spoke about bagging the movie Lost which was nothing less than a dream come true for her. Pia Bajpiee said, “There was a time when everyone was doing web series and I wasn't doing any work. I was getting some offers but I didn't want to do those and there comes a point in life where you try a lot for some things to happen which don't and then you feel, Chuck it Yaar! I don't want to try for these things anymore and will just wait for something to come my way. I got this film during a phase like this. I remember I was in Kashmir holidaying when I got a call from here. Even then I told them, 'listen my 5 days of the holiday are still pending and I can come only after that so if the production house can wait for me till that time then good, otherwise I cannot come.' So when my vacation ended, I returned to Mumbai and met these people, and the minute I met them, I knew I was doing the film.” Talking about Lost, the movie also stars Yami Gautam, Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam, and Tushar Pandey in the lead roles. The movie was announced last year in July. It has been penned by Shyamlal Sengupta and Ritesh Shah.