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India on Zac Efron’s wish list

Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron has his eyes...and mind, set on India. He can’t recall the names, but the actor is upbeat about Bollywood too.

entertainment Updated: Jun 11, 2012 13:17 IST
Robin Bansal

Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron has his eyes...and mind, set on India. “I haven’t had the chance to visit India but I would like to visit soon,” says the 24-year-old, in an interview to HT City, adding, “...and I would like to use this platform and thank my Indian fans. I love you all.”

He can’t recall the names, but the actor is upbeat about Bollywood too. “I have watched a couple (of Bollywood films). They took me back to the High School Musicals, where your emotions are conveyed through beautiful melodies,” he says. “I loved Slumdog Millionaire, and I thought it’s a fantastic film,” adds the actor, surprised when told that the multiple-Oscar award winning drama was not an Indian production.

Efron says he’s now trying to break his chocolate boy image. “When I signed for High School Musical, I was a teenager and now I have been doing more mature roles. The Lucky One (his last release) was the most mature role I have ever done,” says the actor, who broke into tears at the recently-held Cannes International Film Festival when his forthcoming release, The Paperboy received a standing ovation.

Meanwhile he remains mum about link-ups with singer Taylor Swift and then actor Lily Collins. “I am currently single and not in any serious relationship.” On his rumoured penchant for older women, he says, “After I worked with Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman, I’ve been hearing these rumours myself.”