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No north-south divide in content anymore: 'Badla' actor Tony Luke

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

says the fact that his performance in his Hindi debut "Badla" was well-received reflects there is no divide between talent from

Tony made his acting debut in 2016 with the movie "Oozham" and has since featured in three more films in south film industry.

"Today an has a future in the film industry because content rules. The have come together. Now it's about Indian content versus the global, not North and South," Tony told

"There are people like and Rajamouli coming together, to make truly and the times are only going to change for the better," he added.

Tony said when the project came his way, he was initially reluctant to audition as he felt there was "no chance" he would make it.

"I thought my Hindi is bad, because I'm from the South so I didn't even believe I could be a part of it, until Sujoy met me and said 'you're the boy.' Sujoy decided to place me as an and I'm grateful for that. There's no heavy pressure on me to be a star," he said.

The actor said he feels "blessed" that he bagged the thriller, where his biggest takeaway was learning from megastar

"If someone told me last year that I would be a part of a big film such as this, I would've laughed it off. To be on the set and watch Mr Bachchan perform is surreal. As an actor, you take away so much just by observing him and imbibing his "

Going forward, Tony said, if everything falls in place, he will be soon seen in an international

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 14:15 IST