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Here is what 'underrated' means according to Adil Hussain

The Mukti Bhawan (2017) actor said that only an unprecedented, radical cultural revolution can change the current taste for cinema in India.

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Critically acclaimed actor Adil Hussain says the word "underrated" in Hindi cinema translates to being less bankable.

A Twitter user wrote: "Actors are unique, actors are special. The term 'underrated' should not be a tool to measure the brilliance of an actor. It's embarrassing. Are my words agreeable? Adil Hussain, Sayani Gupta, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal, Pankaj Tripathi."

To this, Hussain replied: "Underrated means — in a market of so-called Bollywood films, these actors are less bankable! Market is dictated by different set of rules, have very little to do with art."

The actor, who has featured in films like Parched (2016) and Mukti Bhawan (2017), added: "Only an unprecedented, radical cultural revolution can change the current taste for cinema in India."

On the work front, Hussain will next be seen in Aiyaary (2018), which is scheduled to be released on 9 February.