It’s not lack of vision but budget that’s preventing Indian filmmakers from creating big action spectacles like Hollywood, says director Rohit Shetty.

Shetty, known for blockbusters such as “Golmaal” series and hit cop dramas “Singham” and “Simbaa”, said today makers have started hiring Hollywood crew to match the scale.

“We just lack in budgets. It is not that we can’t shoot the same kind of sequence, it is just about spending money. We don’t have that kind of budgets,” Rohit told PTI.

“As it is, nowadays if you see some films, they are at par with Hollywood action movies because they (the crew) come and work here,” he added.

In India, Shetty is the face for the upcoming Hollywood cop-action comedy “Bad Boys for Life”, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

The director said he has been a fan of the franchise and wondered why the third installment took so much time.

“I think they took a lot of time to make the third part. I used to always think why aren’t they doing it because the first two films were crazy. It is a big franchise, like the others which is doing so well in our country.” According to Shetty, the chemistry between Smith and Lawrence has kept the franchise relevant over the years.

In India, Shetty is the face for the upcoming Hollywood cop-action comedy “Bad Boys for Life”, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

The director said he has been a fan of the franchise and wondered why the third installment took so much time.

“I think they took a lot of time to make the third part. I used to always think why aren’t they doing it because the first two films were crazy. It is a big franchise, like the others which is doing so well in our country.” According to Shetty, the chemistry between Smith and Lawrence has kept the franchise relevant over the years.

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