- Esha Gupta was speaking at Indo-American culture exchange initiative
- "Indians are also taking their films to America," she said
- "Whenever I go there, people feel that I am South American," she added
"In times where people are talking about building walls, America and India are forming a relationship. It's all about culture and unity, so I am happy that we are building bridges and not building walls, and people who know this... will understand the pun intended. I am happy that India is taking a step forward on that front."
Talking about the Hollywood-Bollywood connection, Esha said: "Now, Indians are also taking their films to America and, after Hollywood, people recognize Bollywood as a popular film industry in the world.
"Whenever I go there, people feel that I am South American but when I introduce myself as a Bollywood actress, they are amazed. So it's not that only Hollywood is coming to India, but Bollywood is also going places."
Asked about what she likes about the US, she said: "America is great in their food and education... I feel people are really nice and warm, at least those with whom I have interacted."
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