West ready for well-made Indian films: Mira Nair

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, who has just been honoured as the Person of the Year 2007 by a leading ethnic Indian paper in the US, says the West is now ready to embrace a well-structured Indian film.

"Yes, the West, like any market, is ready to accept a well-made film that sweeps you away," Nair, whose "The Namesake" made a good impact abroad, told IANS in an interview.

"However, I think the song-and-dance drama will always be our beloved cinema, not so much the Western mainstream's cup of tea," she added. The filmmaker was honoured Friday night by the paper India Abroad.

"The Namesake" was based on Jhumpa Lahiri's novel by the same name and its