Raj Kapoor is my childhood hero: Israeli filmmaker

Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Indian films are a great success in Israel, especially the classics, said Israeli filmmaker Dorn Eran, for whom Raj Kapoor has been an inspiration.

"Raj Kapoor is my childhood hero. I have been very influenced by his spontaneous acting, flawless direction and the subjects of his films. Realism has always dominated most of his films like 'Awara' and it has really inspired me," Eran told reporters at the 14th Kolkata Film Festival here.

Eran said Israelis are very fond of Indian films.

"Indian films are great hits in Israel. But we mostly watch the old classics of Indian cinema," Eran said.

Having produced about 42 films in his 20-year long career, Eran said he makes films not just for his people but also for the inte