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Anil Kapoor wants to work in Chinese films

entertainment Updated: Jun 13, 2009 20:25 IST
Anil Kapoor wants to work in Chinese films

After charming Hollywood with Slumdog Millionaire, actor Anil Kapoor now wants to work with Chinese directors as the star believes that the neighbouring nation has well established film making credentials.

The actor, who is here to promote his upcoming film Shortkut during the IIFA extravaganza, said that he may not have known British director Danny Boyle before working with him in the Mumbai potboiler which sweeped this year's Academy awards but was well versed with Chinese cinema.

"I don't know much about Hollywood directors. But I think China has some of the greatest directors and actors. I would love to work in a Chinese film. It would be great fun. Chinese actors were a big name in Hollywood much before India," the actor said.

As far as his Hollywood journey is concerned the actor feels that he has only taken a baby step in that direction.

"It is just the beginning for me. The transition has been good for me but nothing happens overnight. However, it is a great start for me but I have just taken baby steps in this direction. I still have a long way to go," Kapoor said.

However, the 50-year-old actor is already on a role as he has bagged a role in TV series 24 which is a huge hit in over 80 countries world over.

Kapoor plays a middle-eastern politician in the series and will be shooting for the sitcom for the next six months in Los Angeles.

With a film career spanning three decades, when asked about his toughest role so far, his prompt reply was, "I think being a father has been the toughest role for me and to see your daughter performing for the first time, yes it is difficult."

Actor's daughter Sonam Kapoor, a big draw here, is slated to perform for the first time at the IIFA awards gala tonight.

Kapoor held an acting workshop with Oscar-winner sound technician Resul Pookutty and Slumdog Millionaire child stars Tanay Chheda, Ashutosh Lobo and Tanvi, which was attended by the media from different parts of the world and film students here today.