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I’d love to be in Bollywood: Justin Long

bollywood Updated: Sep 27, 2010 14:54 IST
Nikhil Taneja
Nikhil Taneja
Hindustan Times
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Just days after news broke that Hollywood star Drew Barrymore will be flying down to India to shoot a Bollywood film, her ex-boyfriend, Justin Long, the star of blockbusters like

Die Hard 4.0

,

He’s Just Not That Into You

and

Accepted

, reveals that he is planning to visit the country himself.



“I’ve always wanted to go to India and have been planning a trip since quite some time,” reveals Long, in an exclusive interview. “So I’m finally doing a trip and hope to be there within the year. I love your food and culture and can tell you all the good Indian restaurants in LA!”<b1>



Bollywood talk


And while on the trip to India, the actor says he’d love to fish around for Bollywood roles too. He jokes, “I don’t even have to play the guy who gets the girl if there’s an opportunity to work in a Bollywood film. I’ll play a dancing monkey or the gay best friend who wears colourful capes — that’s how much I’d love to be in Bollywood!”



The actor, whose sharp comic timing has earned him rave reviews, now hopes that his upcoming rom com,

Going The Distance

, opposite Barrymore, would do the trick. “The great thing about the movie is that it isn’t a formulaic rom com,” he says. “Rom coms have somehow got a stigma attached to them now, but this one doesn’t have outrageous broad setups like in the typical movies. It has a very real, honest story where every scene is a good mix of comedy and drama. I connected to it and that’s why I was comfortable doing it.”



Funny moments Justin Long


Long adds that another reason why he felt that the role wasn’t a “huge stretch” from guy comedies he is known for, is because of the improvisations the movie, which releases on October 1, allowed him.



“The director, Nanette (Burstein) thankfully realised that the movie was blessed with great improv actors like Drew, Christina (Applegate), Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, and it would have been a crime to not allow them to be unhinged,” he chuckles. “So there are a lot of natural, authentically funny moments in the movie that have come from improv dialogues.”



About Justin Long


Justin Long is an American actor best known for his roles in Hollywood films

Accepted

,

Die Hard 4.0

and

He’s Just Not That Into You

.