It’s Harry Potter’s last shot at the box office, and while you get busy lapping up the finale fun, the wizard himself plans to take it easy after this ... perhaps even make a trip to India to visit his god, Sachin Tendulkar.
The Little Master is big stuff for Daniel Radcliffe, 21. “Sachin Tendulkar is the first name that comes to my mind when I think of India! I wish to visit the country soon,” he says, recalling the time he got to meet the legendary cricketer.
“I happened to see a Test match between England and India and queued up to get his autograph. I didn’t know what to get the autograph on, because all I had was my friend’s nine of diamonds playing card; I got that autographed and still have it pinned up in my room. It was an absolute delight to watch him play ... My friends and I were thrilled to meet him ... I am a huge fan, he is truly a legend,” he raves.
Ask him if he’s thought of trying his hand at Bollywood since Deathly Hallows marks the end of his 10-year Hollywood journey as Potter, and he says his chances are poor. “I have watched a few Indian movies with my Indian friends, but I cannot dance at all, so I do not think I would be a good fit!”
What next, then? “I hope to continue to do other films and I wish audiences accept me in new roles,” he says, turning nostalgic. “The thing I’ll miss most is the crew, really, and the cast. The crew rates among some of my best friends in the world. We worked together for so long.”
Daniel in detail
Full name: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Born on: 23 July 1989 in West London, England
Radcliffe made his acting debut at age 10, in BBC One’s television movie David Copperfield (1999)
His work on the Harry Potter series has earned him more than £60 mn (over Rs 400 crore)
His next film is The Woman in Black, directed by James Watkins.