Rumour mills might be agog about the long impending visit of his Avengers co-stars Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson to India, but not many know that actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays the supervillain Loki in the flick, has home here.
“I have family in India. My sister stays in Chennai and I’ve been to India about four times so far,” Tom tells us in an exclusive telephonic interview from Los Angeles. “The last time I came was in October last year… I came very quietly just to see my sister. I love it there,” says the 31-year-old, who’s been to Chennai, Pondicherry and Mahabal-ipuram, and wishes to visit Delhi and Mumbai now.
The Thor star is also upbeat about Bollywood. “My Indian family is always introducing me to new films. My sister made me see Devdas that had Aishwarya Rai. The last film I saw was Shah Rukh Khan’s My Name Is Khan in an airplane. I loved it,” says Tom, who wishes to “have a taste of Bollywood”.
“I’d want nothing more but to star in a Bollywood movie,” says Tom, who’s been signed on for five more Marvel movies. As of now, he is overjoyed with his stint in The Avengers. “I am the only villain. The devil plays all the best tunes and that’s what I get to do,” he says. Perhaps with the massive success of the film, his next trip to India won’t be a hush-hush affair. “May be next time it’ll be a big deal,” he muses.