He has never been to India nor watched a Bollywood flick, but Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt does know his industry colleague of Indian origin, Freida Pinto, and says he is not the only one.
“Everyone knows the Indian beauty in Hollywood, Freida Pinto,” says the 31-year-old, adding, “I think everyone who is related to the film industry anywhere in the world would know of Bollywood (too)”.
Known for his power-packed performances in films such as (500) Days of Summer, Inception, 50/50 and The Dark Knight Rises, Levitt, like his Hollywood counterparts, wouldn’t mind Bollywood offers too. “If I am approached and if I like the script, may be I’d do a stint in Bollywood,” he says. His The Dark Knight Rises co-star Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan came to India on a two-day schedule to Rajasthan last year to shoot sequences for the film. Asked if he tagged along too though it didn’t show in the film, Levitt says, “I haven’t been to India yet. If everything works out, I would love to visit India,” he says, adding, “I’ve heard a lot about the Taj Mahal. I have seen it in pictures. Its very beautiful.”
Currently bagging kudos for his role in his latest flick, Looper, Levitt is on a high in his career. He plays a hitman in 2044, who is assigned to kill his future self, played by Bruce Willis, who in turn is sent back in time to be assassinated. The actor says he “was a little worried” about playing younger Willis. “He is an idol for me,” says the actor, who is “hoping that the audience in India will enjoy it too”.