In Bollywood, you have to be in the glamorous image all the time: Asin

By HT

The southern film industry is far more traditional than Bollywood, which caters to a wider audience and gives opportunities to women in technical fields, says actress Asin Thottumkal after a five-year stint in Hindi films. "The south Indian film industry is more traditional. This reflects
in their work. The cultural differences, language and approach are completely different, while Bollywood is more open and caters to a wider audience," Asin told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai.

There is another key difference, she added. Down south "people are ready to accept you the way you are. They appreciate and value simplicity. You don't have to wear make-up or be in your glamorous image when you make publi