Never thought I would hear the words come out of Dev Patel and Freida Pinto’s mouth, “I want to do Bollywood!” Both have become superstars since their roles in Oscar darling Slumdog Millionaire, however their Hollywood careers have been less than stellar.
Dev’s movie “The Last Airbender” frightfully bombed at the box office in the US and Freida’s lastest film, “Miral” has been getting poor reviews. I was really hoping they would be the breakout actors which gave Hollywood the famous South Asian face.
Freida Pinto has revealed she would star in an Indian film but only if she “loves” the script.
The Slumdog Millionaire actress said that the same rules apply to all roles she is offered, whether they are from Hollywood, Bollywood or anywhere else.
“Quite contrary to what people believe, I haven’t said yes to every international script that has come my way. I have said no to quite a few,” Pinto told IANS.
“Similarly, unless and until I fall in love with the Indian script, I will not do it.”
Now, Dev Patel is all set to star in his first Bollywood flick. Currently shooting in Udaipur with Malaika Arora Khan, the film is called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.