Indian actors are going global, with most of them bagging international projects. But how do these guys prepare for Hollywood, considering that the movies that get made in Bollywood are somewhat different from that in Hollywood?
Lets hear straight from our Bollywood actors & actresses.
Here’s what Mr. Bachchan has to say. After all, besides being a megastar here, he’s also shared screen space with the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio.
Anil Kapoor, who’s quite active in Hollywood, has taken tips from Tom Cruise on fitness aspects in the past, especially for 24′ where there were several running sequences. He had also worked on his diction for his role in Mission Impossible.
One of the clips from ’24’ where Anil Kapoor says ‘CONTRAY’ (for country)…but then he played the president of a gulf country and tried a Arabic accent. I guess its alright, and glad that he didn’t try an American accent.
Om Puri studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India, and was also an alumnus of the 1973 class of National School of Drama where Naseeruddin Shah was a co-student. Om has worked in several great Indian films (so-called ‘Art’ films) and although Om Puri is quite happy with the way his international career shaped up, he rues the fact that Bollywood doesn’t offer him great roles.
On the other hand, there are actors like Nargis Fakhri who feel that Hollywood and Bollywood are very different (especially for the actresses) and you really cannot prepare for Hollywood by being in Bollywood. They are entirely different worlds with Hollywood being far more professional and realistic. For instance, Bollywood has to add glamour to everything; the girls have to look the hottest, the prettiest, and they’ll use all that fake hair, fake eye lashes, fake contacts, fake this, fake that, high heels, skirt, and so on. On the other hand, Hollywood has far more realistic vision for women, and that’s where lies the big difference.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice (in the Hindi version) of Steven Spielberg’s “The Big Friendly Giant” (BFG). The thespian will be the voice of the Big Friendly Giant.
T 2309 – Being the voice of the Big Friendly Giant of the Stephen Spielberg film in Hindi .. a fascinating tale .. pic.twitter.com/ii3icneNg4
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 6, 2016