While most Bollywood actors worth their salt are constantly on the lookout for a great role across the seven seas, here is one unconventional actor, who seems unimpressed by what Hollywood has to offer. Chocolate boy hero Imran Khan said he has no interest in working in a Hollywood production any time soon…
At a press interaction this week for the latest Hollywood animated film Rio 2, for which Imran has dubbed for a character in the Hindi version, Imran revealed that he is not at all keen in acting in a full-fledged Hollywood film.
Said Imran Khan, nonchalantly, “I absolutely have no interest in working in Hollywood. I think you (Indian actors) get to be the nurse, someone who repairs a computer, or the hero’s roommate, etc. I think they (Hollywood filmmakers) don’t write good roles for Indians.”
He wasn’t exactly dissing the choice made by Bollywood greats like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan who have, in the past, done bit roles in Hollywood films. He was simply saying it wasn’t for him.
“Every actor will make a choice that is correct for them. The kinds of roles that are offered to Indian actors are not very interesting. With no disrespect to anyone, I think one gets to do a glorified special appearance. So no interest; I am very happy to work in India,” said the young, hot Khan.
However, Imran Khan quickly retracted his stand, and said if there was an exciting role, he would be thrilled to take it up. “As an actor if there is a very exciting role, I would be very happy to do it. But my observation, as I said earlier, is that those roles don’t come to Indians. They come to us when they need to sell their films in Hindi.”
Speaking about his experience for dubbing for an animated character in Rio 2, Imran Khan said: “It was a little odd because normally when you are dubbing, you are seeing your own face. You have to match it to the timing. The first day I had to guess when to move my lips and when to speak so it matched correctly.”