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“Indian cinema seems to be growing very well at its own pace. I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and color in the films there,” Pitt told Indian news agency IANS in an email interview. “The filmmaking, I hear, has evolved a lot in India, and of late we have witnessed some good films making a presence at the Oscars and the world stage.”
Added the 48-year-old actor: “That tells you a lot about the quality of the actors and the films. You never know when I might decide to work in a Bollywood film and do one of those dance numbers with the whole crew in the backdrop.”
Pitt has visited India, most notably as a co-producer on 2007’s A Mighty Heart starring Angelina Jolie. She portrayed Mariane Pearl, the wife of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl who was kidnapped and murdered in 2002 in Pakistan. The film was partly filmed in Mumbai and other locations.
Pitt almost had a chance to work with top Bollywood actress and 1994 Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan when she was offered a part in director Wolfgang Peterson’s 2007 epic Troy, which she turned down. “Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, because she’s a versatile actor,” Pitt said. “She is one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood, who has achieved huge acclaim in the west for her style, beauty and acting skills. I think we missed an opportunity to be cast together for Troy,” he said.
Pitt also congratulated India’s version of “Brangelina,” top actor Saif Ali Khan and actress Kareena Kapoor, who are going to be married in October. “To be honest, I really think Saif and Kareena can be called Bollywood’s sexiest couple so far,” said Pitt. “I am glad to know they are getting married soon. I wish them all the success for a happy married life.”
Pitt’s upcoming release, mob drama Killing Them Softly, will open in India on Oct. 5.
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