The Namesake actor and White House official in the Obama administration, Kal Penn, aspires to work with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.
“Like every actor, I would also like to work with Amitabh Bachchan. I really like actors who have done really cool, off beat stuff,” said Penn during a press conference in the national capital yesterday.
In the same breath, Kal praised Irrfan Khan, with whom he shared screen space in The Namesake, saying his silence speaks a lot in his movies.
“I have watched some movies of Irrfan Khan, the way he uses his silence in his films is so amazing. He doesn’t say anything but you know exactly what he meant,” said the 39-year-old actor.
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Speaking about his love for movies, Penn added that he looks up to Mira Nair, who directed him in The Namesake, Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington as his role models.
The Indian origin actor has recently wrapped shooting for Guneet Monga’s upcoming project The Ashram.
Directed by Ben Rekhi, the film is an English-language spiritual fantasy thriller set in the mystical world of Himalayan yogis.
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The Ashram also features Melissa Leo, Sam Keeley, Hera Hilmar and Radhika Apte.
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