Filmmaker and actor, Antar Laniyan has revealed his desire to have a film academy where he can groom young talents. However, he noted that funding his dream has been a challenge.
Laniyan added that despite all the money he has earned as an actor, he has no money to build a film academy.
He said in a chat with Punch:“If any rich man approaches me now, I will tell him I want an academy where I can raise new talents. This is what I know how to do best, but when you don’t have money, your ideas will go to bed. The problem with our industry is that people believe an actor is as rich as the role he plays. That is a fake assumption; we are not rich. But if we have people who can help us, we can do better. The easterners help each other. Once they see that an individual has talent, the rich ones among them are always willing to support him or her. Though we have some selfless southerners too, I have yet to get any help from them.”